Submit Your Screenshots
Last Updated: 30th November 2003
Information about sending a screenshot
Your screenshot must not exceed around 200KB. (I may make exceptions under certain circumstances). It should be in either GIF, JPEG or PNG format. You do not have to create the small version of the screenshot - I will do that.
If you cannot save in any of the formats shown above, then save it as a bitmap in Microsoft Paint and compress it into a ZIP file with WinZip or another compression tool. If possible, please include the website link of where you got your wallpaper from (if applicable). Also, it would be very helpful if you could include the following details:
- The operating system you are running
- Any extra utilities you used (such as skinning tools like WindowBlinds)
This isn't required, but some people have been wondering "how did they do that?" and it would be nice to know.
Feel free to send in your desktop screenshot as much as you want (up to five times a month, although exceptions may be made occasionally). Send it in monthly or when your desktop changes. I would also be happy to display your BeOS, Linux, and OS desktops on here, or any other systems, for that matter.
How to take a screenshot
If you don't know how to take a screenshot, then I will explain. It's very easy! There is a key on your keyboard labelled Print Screen, at the top right. (Please note this only applies to Windows-based systems - other operating systems may behave differently).
View your desktop, and press Print Screen. You'll now need to open your paint program. I recommend you use Paint Shop Pro, but pretty much any image editor will do. You simply have to go to Edit, then click on Paste. Your should see your desktop in your paint program.
Then go to File, Save As..., save it as a GIF, JPEG or PNG (whichever one looks better to you, although JPEG is the popular option). Name it with your own name and that's it, done! E-mail me with your screenshot attached and it will be posted as soon as possible.
If you use Paint Shop Pro 7, you can use the Export function to compress a JPEG or GIF image in such a way as to preserve quality while not making the file size too large. Remember, the more compressed it is, the worse the quality gets. Please try not to exceed 200KB, although in certain circumstances, larger screenshots will be accepted.