They say a picture is worth 1000 words. When discussing computer questions, it can be worth a lot more. This page demonstrates how to include a picture in a Microsoft Community question or post.
- First, capture the image
There are a few ways to do this. Pick the one below that is most useful to you and your type of computer.
A) To capture just a part of your screen, you can use the Snipping Tool (Windows Vista/7 and higher). To find Snipping Tool, go to Start and type "snip". In the snipping tool, click New, then select the area you want to copy. If you want you can draw or highlight the image. Click the Save button to save the image file.
Above: The snipping tool Save icon is available after you capture an image.
B) To capture your entire screen on Windows 8 and higher, press +Print Screen. A picture file will be saved automatically to your Pictures folder under Screenshots. If you don't have a keyboard, use +Volume Down on your device to accomplish the same task.
C) To capture your entire screen on Windows versions earlier than Windows 8, just press Print Screen on your keyboard. Then open Paint and click Paste to insert the copied screenshot, and save that Paint image file.
- Insert the image into your post
In your question or post (or reply) on this site, click the Add Image button on the toolbar:
Above: the Add Picture icon is available when you are composing a new post, question, or reply.
You'll be prompted to browse for your file. Click Browse and select it, then click Upload to insert it into your post.
Still not sure? View the 1-minute video demo.