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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:
- Click on the Snipping Tool or your icon and the screen below appears. (There may additional options)
- 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"
- 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.