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Solved print screen to photo

July 2, 2017 at 14:20:18
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
I would like the "print screen" image to go to a image with a JPG extension. At the moment I can paste the image into Paint, but that is a PNG extension.

Thanks, Uncle Dewey

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July 2, 2017 at 14:48:20
It's only a PNG extension because you're using Save & accepting the default. Next time you paste into Paint, rather than choosing Save, try Save AS. You will then have the option to select PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, or Other.

You can also use Save, but before accepting the file name, click the drop arrow on the "save as type" line & change from PNG to another extension.

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July 2, 2017 at 17:18:33
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Yes, it's a pity you have to tell it each time. The way round it is to produce an icon in Paint which always saves straight to jpg, like this:

Open Paint, then left click the blue "File" box at the top. Next, left click SAVE AS and the selection of formats will appear to the right. Move your cursor over the JPEG option and "RIGHT CLICK" - three options will appear. Click (select) the top option which says ADD TO QUICK ACCESS FOLDER.

This creates a new PICTURE ICON at the very top left of the Paint screen, to the right of the DO and UNDO twirling arrows. In future when you want to save anything as JPEG simply click this new icon (instead of the blue "File" box) and the normal save screen will open with JPEG as the DEFAULT.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 3, 2017 at 10:17:57

Thanks a bunch to both of you. I now have set it up so it will be a JPG file, and I will be able to crop the image to my satisfaction. Lets hope I remember how to do it the next time.

Uncle Dewey

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July 3, 2017 at 13:57:04
If you now have the icon in Paint there is nothing much to do next time. The icon will stay, so just hit it and it will always save as a jpg.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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