How do I post a picture of my webpage on Craigslist?

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I want to advertise on craigslist by posting an actual image of my home page. Anyone know if there's a way? Thanks!
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Do a screen shot and add to images......Are you going to use it on an Ad or your small biz listing?
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Hi John,
Thanks for replying. I tried taking a screen shot, but it includes the address bar, blue title bar, etc at the top, which I was hoping to avoid. It might not be a good idea anyway because it seems to scrunch everything down into a smaller image. I think there is a way to convert HTML to jpg, but probably requires buying some software or something. Not sure if that would work with Yola anyway (e.g. copying the HTML by clicking Properties). I still would like to somehow figure out how to get something a little more eye-catching on craigslist than just words and a photo. Hmm.

I didn't realize there were small business listings on craigslist. I'll have to check that out. I just published my site today so I'm very excited about it!

http://www.easiestwebsitedesign.com/
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We had a good discussion going on exactly what you are doing the other day....maybe you will find some of it useful...http://getsatisfaction.com/yola/topic...
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What if you took the picture and then cropped what you don't want and make the rest biggger?
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Frotbytez I did what you suggested but image is not that good. Here's the question. in the body or where the text is I use to paste code from web site page on craigslist real estate section after saving it the ad had my entire page as one large image in the text area offered by CL. I forgot how to do this its been a while but I still see those ad up so still can do it I just dont remember how.
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Guys, If you want to take a picture of your homepage, On firefox press "F12" or F11 and it will go into full screen, Then press "Alt+PrtSc" Both of those on a combination, go to a photo editor such as Paint.net, Adobe photoshop, etc. and press "CTRL+V" this will paste the image. There's a full screenshot. But if you want it reduced press "Adjust" or "Image" then navigate to "Resize" a good image size would be 300X300 or 200X200.

If you have any problems, Do not hesitate to ask them here.
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Hi Darrell

Are you trying to make a screenshot of your website or are you having trouble trying to add to your craig's list?
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I'm trying to make a screen shot, when i go to paint to paste all that shows up is the code, no image
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Hi Darrell,
If you're seeing code it doesn't sound like you're pasting a screenshot.
For instructions on how to take screenshots in Windows, please check out this link.
For instructions on how to take screenshots on a Mac, please check out this link.
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Thank you, I did it!
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Good deal, thanks for letting us know!
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Thanks, that helped a lot, but craigslist wouldn't let me paste the image and there is no "add image" option in the services section. But I finally figured it out using HTML! This is what I did:

Clicked F11, then Alt + Print Screen (as recommended by Frostbytez above)
pasted into Microsoft Publisher and saved as JPEG
uploaded the image to Photobucket.com
right clicked on the image, clicked Properties, copied address
went to craigslist and opened a new posting
pasted the image address between the 1st set of quotes in this HTML:

<
img src=" "border="0">
(the < above can go next to the img, I just had to do it that way here so it would appear as text rather than be read as an image)

And voila!
Thanks for the support! I hope this may help someone else too. It was a hassle to figure out, but now will only take a minute and makes a huge difference on the add. The following website helped and also explains how to create a clickable image in a craigslist ad, maybe my next adventure:

http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Post-O...
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Wonderful - thank you for letting us know!
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Another way, is to do the screenshot like you indicated that included the address bar and other unwanted stuff on the screen shot and then use a picture editor to crop the unwanted stuff out of the image. Then you can use practically any program ranging from paint to picnic and more to resize the image if you'd like it to be smaller than the original size.
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You have to put the image into a html format. go to http://www.picpoke.com/ or http://tinypic.com/ I'm sure you can figure it out from there. I got a question how do you attach a sound to a creigslist add?