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How do I create a screenshot to illustrate a post?

I have seen some people post screen shots.

How can I add one of these to my question?

  • Don't delete the automatically added duplicate links
    – user176326
    Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 14:02
  • @simchona one of them was incorrect. and I added a correct FAQ duplicate.
    – Naftali
    Commented Jun 11, 2012 at 14:21

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If you're using Ubuntu or other Gnome based OS (just like I do) you can just

  1. press Prt Sc key (usually, on the right top side of the keyboard).
    Alternatively, you can use gnome-screenshot command in console.
  2. choose where you want to save it (on latest versions it automatically saves picture to Pictures in your home directory).
  3. then, in your post press Ctrl+G or click this icon to add that image.

enter image description here


However you want to

I use Windows 7's Snipping Tool.
snipped snipping tool

But there are many many others

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