How can I get a 'printed screen' as my background?

  simon_lambert 16:42 15 May 2007
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Hi, I used print screen to take a snapshot of Google Earth, and I want it as my desktop background. How can I do this?

  Technotiger 16:44 15 May 2007

Hi, right-click on Desktop>Properties>Desktop and browse to the screensave which should be in your My Pictures.

  Taff™ 16:45 15 May 2007

Save it as a bitmap in Paint and put it in "My Pictures" then select it via your desktop properties and the browse button.

  Taff™ 16:45 15 May 2007

MTF !!!

  hssutton 16:46 15 May 2007

Right click on the image, then select "Set as desktop backgound"

  Marko797 16:46 15 May 2007

I think u go into display (settings/ctrl panel/display/desktop) and then browse to the pic u have saved, then click apply. Should do the trick.

  hssutton 16:47 15 May 2007

Do you think Simon got the message :)

  Marko797 16:48 15 May 2007

I think we all posted replies at the same time! Incredible.

  FreeCell 16:48 15 May 2007

In Control Panel select - Display
Choose Desktop tab and then using the Browse button find the image of Google Earth you saved. Click Apply and you are done.

  simon_lambert 16:51 15 May 2007

Well actually hssutton, I'm still not understanding something?! All I have pressed is print screen, has it saved the image?
I don't want to paste it into paint, as I was told this loses the pic quality.

I know how to set it as my background once I have a pic saved somewhere.

Thanks for speedy replies everyone!

  Technotiger 17:02 15 May 2007

You will not lose much pic quality by pasting it into paint, this is the normal procedure - I too have a printscreen pic from Google Earth, it is every bit as good as the 'original'.

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