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09-11-2006, 01:34 PM
how do I enter the Screen shot comp.?

09-11-2006, 01:47 PM
Which aspect are you stuck on? Assuming you know how to take a screenshot, all you need to do is:

- convert the screenshots from a BMP file to a JPEG (I use ReaConverter)
- resize the images to 800 x 600 pixels (I use Photoshop for this, but ReaConverter can do it too)
- upload the resized JPEG's to an online photo sharing website, such as Photobucket.com
- copy and paste the codes (that Photobucket provides) into your post in the competition thread

There's more guidance (and a few rules) to be found in the info RealJambo has written in the opening post of the competition thread.

Of course the hardest part is to take a GOOD screenshot [img]http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

09-11-2006, 02:40 PM
@ GoldenEagle8

Thank you for showing interest in the Screenshot Comp. Here are the welcome notes and rules. There's not many, and they are just there so we are all on a level playing field. Any questions just shout out. Good Luck, I look forward to seeing your entries!

Welcome to the September Screenshot Thread!

Here is a guide to posting screenshots (Thanks to Messervy)


Doug D kindly offers some good advice for those wishing to remove dials from their screencaps if they have left dials showing:

Step 1: Right click picture > select 'open with' > 'Paint'
Step 2: Select 'dotted rectangle' tool, place curser in one corner of desired picture, leaving out the dials e.g. top left, and drag to opposite corner (bottom right), let go.
Step 3: Select 'Edit' > 'copy to' and give new file name. (Note: defaults to .BMP file.)
Step 4: Repeat Step 1 on new file and select 'save as' and '.jpg' in 'Save as type' drop menu and save.

Now you have your great competition entry screenshot without the dials and we can all vote for you. Smile


1. Submit your screencaps from 00:01 GMT on the 1st of month till 23:59 GMT on the 18th of each month.

2. Submit no more than 4 (FOUR) screencaps. It will be easier for voting purposes if you post all 4 in the same post.

3. We're going for the 'NO DIALS' option. Press 'del' on your number pad on your keyboard to remove the dials, take your screenshot then press it again to get them back.

4. Editing of Screencaps: The only 'manipulation' of screenshots allowed, in this thread at least, is to LIGHTEN very dark pictures. Photoshop, Irfan VIew etc may be used. This rule will be adhered to strictly.


5. All screencaps should be no larger than 800x600 pixels.

6. Entry to the competition is 10 sterling payable to RealJambo*


1. Voting will begin on the 19th Sept at 00:01 BST and end on the 31st Sept at 23:59 BST.

2. Any FORUM MEMBER may vote, even if you haven't posted any screen shots yourself. One vote per member.

3. Voting will, due to forum limitations, be in a new thread on the SH3 forum that will link back to this one.

* = That was a joke, to make sure you actually read all this.

09-11-2006, 05:18 PM
what I'm stuck on is how do I get 10 British pounds to you RJ.

09-11-2006, 06:53 PM
how do I get 10 British Pounds to RJ to enter the screen comp.?

09-11-2006, 06:56 PM
lol? notice the bottom of his post... # this was a joke #

09-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Oh, that just goes to show how Oblivious I am.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

09-12-2006, 11:06 AM