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Help:Wiki University Wikitext--Snipping Tool & Paint

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Snipping Tool[edit | edit source]

Many times when looking for images for our articles, you might find what you are looking for, but it is only part of a larger image. To be able to grab a portion of an image, there is a free program that comes with Windows called "Snipping Tool." This frequently used program allows us to box in a part of an image and then save that part you have snipped rather than the whole image.

  • To access the snipping tool, go to the Windows menu and look and for "Snipping Tool."
  • Depending on what Window version you have, you may see an icon that looks like this at the bottom of your monitor:
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  • Click on the Snipping Tool or your icon and the screen below appears. (There may additional options)

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  • Click on "New."
  • When you click on New, we will see the entire monitor enveloped with transparent white covering.
  • In addition, you will see a white cross that is attached to your mouse.
  • With your mouse, move this white cross to the place on the subject image that will be one of the corners of the image you want to save.
  • Then press on the left button on the mouse and drag the white cross to the opposite corner of the image you want. As you do so a red box appears showing you the area you will be saving. Then let up on the left mouse button.
  • Next click on "File"
  • Click "Save as"
  • Give it a descriptive title so you can find it in your files.
  • Finally click "Save" and the portion of the image you wanted is now saved in your computer and ready to be uploaded into Wiki.

Paint procedure[edit | edit source]

Paint is a program we use to change the extension of a image from say a JEPG to a PNG. JEPG images sometime give us problems when trying to create image maps. To eliminate that problem, it is a good idea to convert JEPGs to PNGs if you plan to create a image map with them. Paint is a free program and part of Windows.

  • Bring up your Windows menu and click on "Paint"

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  • Click on File.
  • On the drop down menu, click on "Open."
  • Double click on the image you want to change the extension on, that is in your computer files.
  • Click on File again
  • Click on Save As
  • A drop down menu appears. At the upper right hand corner of the menu is PNG picture. Click on that.
  • Your image is now save with a PNG extension in your computer.

Html7.jpg Just a reminder: Make sure that you check copyright permissions as you import the file into Wiki.