Most bloggers who host a giveaway use the website Random.org to choose their winner. These bloggers also like to post a picture of the number generated by Random.org as proof of the number chosen. Me being one of them!
You may or may not know how to do this already…
I am going to show you how to capture your screen image of the Random.org website so that you can post it on your blog. It looks a lot better than trying to take a picture of your computer screen with your camera phone!
To get started, we will go to the Random.org website. I’m going to choose a number between 1 and 100. Random.org has chosen at random the number 88.
Now I want to capture my screen image. To do this you need to find the PRINT SCREEN (or PRT SC) button on your keyboard. It should be found along the top row of keys.
To properly use this button you will need to hold down the FUNCTION (or FN) key and the PRINT SCREEN key at the same time.
It will appear as though nothing has happened. But the image has been captured and saved by your computer much like the COPY command (CONTROL + C).
To use the image you have just saved, you will need to open your drawing or photo editing software. Start a new image and click the PASTE icon (or simply hit the CONTROL and V keys simultaneously). Your captured screen image should appear in your program.
Resize your canvas to a suitable size for your blog (I resized mine to about 1 inch x 1.3 inches – you can tweak the size later if it doesn’t exactly match your resized image). Drag the corner of your image to make is smaller and fit it within your new canvas.
(In the above picture, the bright part of my screen in the center is my actual canvas I am working with. The darker areas are outside of my canvas.)
And that’s it! Save your resized image and put it up on your blog!
If you have questions, feel free to comment or email me, and I will get back to you. If you have questions that are specific to your photo editing software I may not be able to help much, but I will do what I can!
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