Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How to borrow an image

For Gary who was wondering how to capture images from a web page.
1. Click on the image you want to use.
2. With the image highlighted (it turns blue) hold the mouse button and drag the image to your desktop.
3. Go to the add image button over your create post box (second little picture icon from the right)
4. Click on add image.
5. In the upload image box click on choose file.
6. A box with your computer files comes up.
7. Click on the image file from the list
8. Click the choose button on the right of the files
9. Click upload image button
10.Click done when the image finishes uploading

When the image is uploading you'll see an exclamation point with spinning dashes going around it. Sometimes for some unknown reason the process will hang and not finish. If the image doesn't upload in a minute or two then try again. Sometimes the server is busy or they are working on the system.
This is the way it's done with a Mac and should work with Windows. If you are using Windows and having problems you'll have to ask Wayne or Rose. I don't do Windoz

Here's your mug


Wayne said...

Windows is pretty close, but we don't turn blue when we click things. :)

For Windows, you need to right-click on the image to bring up the shortcut menu. You should see a 'Save Image As...' or something similar. "Save Image' is what you are looking for...so there should be something there like that.

Save it to your local computer, and then with your post, you simply include it as part of the post like you would any other image.

Now, if you don't know how to include an image in your post, that's a different issue. Just let me know if you have that issue.

Rose DesRochers said...

Would you look it that. It's Gary. :)