how do you point things out in a picture??

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how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by farmerden » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:23 am

Some of the guys are putting arrows on their pictures to point out things.Can we do that on this site and if so-How? Den [the computer illiterate guy!] :?
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Re: how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by Lopez Mike » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:38 am

Sheesh, Den! You just take another picture with your hand pointing to it.

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Re: how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by DetroiTug » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:27 am

Just right click on the picture and select Open with and use Paint. In there you can black things out, make lines and arrows, then save it as a jpeg.

You can also take a pic or screenshot of your computer screen, hit the "PrtScn" or Printscreen key. Open up paint and do an "Edit" and "Paste". Again save it as a jpeg. Paint will always try to save as a bmp, and the files are much larger.

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Re: how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by farmerden » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:37 pm

OK OK Slow down a bit!! :lol: I do all this before I place it in this forum? Then I send the modified pic to this site? Heck I'm still trying to figure out why the video I sent turned into a still picture! :cry: Den
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Re: how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by DetroiTug » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:47 pm

Yes, Edit the pic before it is attached to a forum post or posted on photobucket. Flickr etc and linked.

On the video you posted the other day, I got it to play, but I had to go to Flickr if I remember correctly.


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Re: how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by farmerden » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:18 am

So far ,only Mike's suggestion sounds feasable.Everything else I've tried does not work.Being computor illiterate really frustrates me! :? Not having spellcheck on this forum also makes me look dumber [but what the heck-I am a truck driver!!!] Den
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Re: how do you point things out in a picture??

Post by DetroiTug » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:27 am

:lol:

I use Firefox browser instead of explorer, it has a built in spellchecker. Sure helps me.

Getting back to the pic thing. Just open the pic with "Paint" and then there is an icon that has a diagonal line, that is for drawing lines. Just left click right on the picture and drag a line. Then save it as whatever name and JPEG file type. There are some other icons there too for spray painting etc.

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