Friday, February 27, 2009

A blogging question

Image from National Gallery of Victoria (I think!!)

Sometimes I feel quite technologically illiterate, like I'm looking at blogger the wrong way around, upside down, in a foreign language etc etc.

My question is, I've found some lovely images that I'd like to post on my blog but they're Adobe Flash Player 9 images and I just can't for the life of me work out how to copy them. Does anyone who happens to pass through my little piece of blogging space know how to do this? If so, it would be great if you could let me in on the secret. Or is this something that's just not possible unless you have some fandangled piece of software?


Catherine said...

The way I do it requires Photoshop or some other similar graphics editing program (some of which come free).
You can go to this website for more information on free programs:

Anyways, when I see a picture I like and it is in the adobe flash player format, I press the 'Fn' and 'Print Screen' keys at the same time - this gives you a screen capture, so not just the picture but the whole page. I paste the screen capture into photoshop then I crop the image so I'm left with just the photo only. I then save it as a .jpeg
Usually the picture ends up a whole lot smaller, but I can't figure out yet how to make it bigger.
Hope this helps!

tiel said...

if you are using a mac, you can press
apple + ctrl + 3. it takes a pic of you entire screen and saves it somewhere on your computer. Usually the desktop. Open it in Photoshop and crop the area you want.

great blog btw...heaps of inspiration.

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