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Posted Oct 31, 2009 23:37 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (guest, #15091)
In reply to: !this by jzbiciak
Parent article: Transparent hugepages

Tell that to Outlook and its insistence on pasting BMP versions of images around. I am guilty of sending multi-MB messages like this at work, every time I send a screenshot for clarification. The standard solution: paste the images into a Word document and send that instead. Ick.

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Posted Nov 1, 2009 1:46 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

You can save other formats from MS Paint (including PNG!), and Outlook will let you attach them. (Open MS Paint, take your screen shot with Alt-PrtSc, hit Ctrl-V in Paint followed by Save As... Voila!) That's significantly less hurl-inducing than Word-encapsulated JPGs.

Also, there's a Windows version of GIMP that also works well for acquiring and cropping screenshots.

That said, I still don't want to see the 1GB "Me too!" email.


Posted Nov 1, 2009 7:18 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

I have all the GIMP for Windows and use it for serious work; it works very well. But the 5 second "alt+print screen, ctrl+v" message that doesn't even touch the hard disk, and that contains a bug report or a bug resolution, still takes about 5 MBs. There, my timesaver is your spacecruncher.


Posted Nov 1, 2009 15:17 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

Fair enough.

Mind you, I was comparing launching MS Paint vs. launching MS Word, since you mentioned sending screenshots wrapped in a Word document. (And I only mentioned GIMP in case you wanted to get fancier than what MS Paint lets you do.)

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