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    how can i have a short picture of the entire screen as we see in some portfolios.i need that to create my own portfolio so to include a small preview of my html home page but not getting how ca i do this please help.

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    Hi,

    A screnshot of your web design for your portfolio if I got it right?

    I'll assume you have a Image Editor.
    First open your browser and load the page.
    Maximise the window. when you're ready, move your cursor to the bottom right/left (or anywhere to ensure cursor is not visible in the screenshot) when you're ready, just print the key 'Print Screen' on your keyboard.

    Open your Image Editing software, and 'Paste from clipboard'
    The screenshot should load with the dimensions that of your Screen Resolution.


    If the above doesn't work, just go to any software archive sites and search for screen capture. it should bring a list of freeware/shareware screen capture programs.

    Hope that helps. And Oh yes, Welcome to SitePoint Forums!
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    But how do you reduce the size of the screen shot without it's text getting unreadable?

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    Generally you can't read the text on a screen shot its just to show the idea of the design the person can then go to to the site to view the text.
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    Try CaptureEze Pro, it can scroll the browser's client area to take the snap of the complete webpage.
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    Originally posted by Marina
    But how do you reduce the size of the screen shot without it's text getting unreadable?
    The only way I can think of is have a thumbnail on the page. then link it to the full size picture.

    Or you can crop the image to remove parts of the image that you odn't want. thus reducing the size.

    I know what you mean, but you can't do.
    Another idea for the thumbnail image..you can create an image map, whereby you split the screenshot into 4 parts. when the user selects one part, it loads only that part in full size.
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    I thought that it was possible to create good screen shots because I have seen many in computer magazines. But I have downloaded CaptureEze Pro (thanks for the tip DriveSeeker!) and will try it out tonight.

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    The resolution in magazines is rather better than your monitor, add that to the fact that it is prudent to compress images to be presented over the web, and your readable text options become limited.

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    Originally posted by TheOriginalH
    The resolution in magazines is rather better than your monitor, add that to the fact that it is prudent to compress images to be presented over the web, and your readable text options become limited.

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    you have a good point. but screenshots in magazines are resized to be smaller too. obviously they can't have an image that's 1024 by 768.
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    thanks for that.

    thankyou all for your valuable comments.

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    Originally posted by lynlimz


    you have a good point. but screenshots in magazines are resized to be smaller too. obviously they can't have an image that's 1024 by 768.
    To the contrary - high quality magazines can have resolutions of 1,000 pixels per inch or more. You are confusing image dimensions with pixel resolution. So theoretically, in a high quality magazine that 1024 by 768 resolution image would fit into a square inch

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    Hmm..But ain't the images on magazines smaller?
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    Here's what to do:

    If the web site still looks fine with larger fonts, enlarge the fonts in your browser.

    Set your screen resolution to 800x600 and take a snapshot. Avoid resizing it at all.

    Lynlimz - I'll try and explain what H and freaky say:

    The resolution of a monitor is typically 75dpi or 96dpi, or so, even though our eyes can see much more detail than this. The reason a resolution of 300, 600 or 1200dpi is not used is that the beam of light and the matrix of phosphor on the screen is just not that accurate, and the monitor sync and graphics card DAC is just not fast enough.

    In a print magazine, the resolution used depends on the paper used. It varies from about 300dpi to 1800dpi or more. If a heavy, coated paper is used then a resolution of 1200dpi can be used quite effectively, and lower quality paper can use resolutions of 600dpi.

    So a one inch square on a VGA monitor would only be resolvable down to 75x75 pixels, while on a high quality magazine it might contain over 1200x1200 pixels, as freakysid said. [This is without consideration for halftoning, of course, but that is irrelevant]
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    wow. thanks mmj. surely cleared up some stuffs..lol
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    unlikely that a screenshot would be reproduced at a res of 1000 in a magazine Sid.

    More like 240-300. The only things that get brought in at that high of a res are type and actual black and white logos.

    You usually want your final resolution to be 2 times the line screen at full size.

    So if you are printing something in the newspaper (that uses 60-90 lpi (lines per inch)) then you only need an image at 120-180 dpi (resolution). However, if you are printing in a high-gloss art magazine that uses much higher screens (up to 200-300lpi) then you would need a correspondingly higher resolution.
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    Indeed, you will notice that I said "theoretically". I have little experience with print publishing.

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    Yes, I didn't want to confuse Lyon with talk about halftoning.

    The primary colours (black, cyan, magenta, yellow and sometimes spot colours) can print at this full resolution but as soon as you import something at full colour, using process, as in halftone, you only need the source to be about 300dpi or less, due to the effect that the halftone has.

    So as creole says, if the halftoning is at 150 lines per inch, then the process source can be 300dpi. The printer would print it at approx 6 to 8 times the halftone line screen, in this case 1200dpi.

    So even with halftoning, full colour source in print media can typically be 300dpi as compared to screen res or 72 or 96.
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    *laughs* guys, i have no idea what you're talking about. but, well....(i'll just node my head...acting like i know) hahah!

    are you guys in the print business anyway? *laughs again*
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    Boy this thread has gone OT! I don't know much about this - the others seam to know more - but while I'm on-line I'll throw in that I think half toning is where you print two or three dots so that they half overlap - creating three or four or five differentcolours on the page but all grouped together which give the illusion of a completely different colour to the eye.

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    It's like that, but a bit simpler. It looks so complex when studied under a microscope, but it's actually simpler. I could start a thread on it if you like...

    I gather you know how subtractive colour space works (CMY).
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    OK MMJ, you are not getting away with this. I am comissioning you to write an article for the Crier.

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    Originally posted by Nicky
    OK MMJ, you are not getting away with this. I am comissioning you to write an article for the Crier.
    oh no...mmj, you gonna run dude.
    lol....reminds me of goober if i'm correct nicky?

    hey, i wouldn't mind writing too! do i get a shirt? *grin*
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    now to go even further OT.

    MMJ...

    I just noticed your new avatar. You look a proper Aussie bloke in that picture.
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    Originally posted by creole
    now to go even further OT.

    MMJ...

    I just noticed your new avatar. You look a proper Aussie bloke in that picture.
    whats OT anyway?though it seems like..out of point thingy...
    yeah..creole...your avatar changes more frequently then anyone else too =)
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    Proper aussie bloke ey? Hehe, there's certainly some types of Aussie bloke that I certainly am not...

    I don't know about writing an article... I could write an article about using colour, but I am afraid that it might not be relevant...

    BTW what ever happened to goober :?

    lol that smiley is me with a question mark for a mouth :?
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