OK, I have read through many posts on how to take, resize and otherwise modify digital photographs and now am trying to post my first photo. All of this information relating to PCs, digital photos and various software applications is too much for me to absorb and successfully apply. I'm trying to do this, using a Dell Inspiron E1505 PC running VISTA, a cheapo Radio Shack Camera ($70 2 years ago, fixed focus an aperture and about the size of an overgrown Minox!), and IrfanView which I have no previous experience with.
I now have many photos to clean up and share relating to a wide variety of setups and techniques that I used in constructing a large entertainment center. And many others not relating to this my most recent project.
Rather than creating the message from scratch and inserting the photos here using this Simple Machines software, is it possible to first create the whole document, or chapters of it, using Open Office into which I do know how to insert in-line images?
I have edited one photo within IrfanView and tried to save it several times under a new name, e.g. 021_sml, but thereafter I cannot locate that image on my PC to reopen it, and the "copy" command on IrfanView doesn't operate anything near to that in Windows. In IrfanView it gives me a popup window that makes no sense; it never displays an option to direct where that copy can go. I tried control C followed by control P and that doesn't work, either. I also tried the "capture screenshot - window on top" command and I failed at that, too. The file did not showup on my desktop as I had selected. Help, Please!!
Is it possible within IrfanView to add text boxes and lead lines from the text box to a feature within a photo? If so, how is that done?
This should be a screenshot.
Obviously, it is not, but it is the image I hoped to actually post - a photo of my TS 55 setup for ripping long narrow strips.
[ ERROR: SPECIFIED ATTACHMENT MISSING ] (Which then should have been the screenshot. Maybe it is too large to be accepted, or I made other mistakes.
I have no idea if any of this is going to work. Please accept my apology for crying for help from members of FOG; I just find this PC stuff very frustrating.
Hooray!! It worked!!