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Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by MileHigh, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I've been wanting to be able to pull up satellite images of properties so I can send the images to potential clients showing where various things happen...like snow piles, parts we shovel..etc.

    I go to different sites that have the images, but can't save the above still shot to my hard drive..

    I know there's a easy way to do this. cause I see posts here with it all the time when guys are like "what to do I charge, and how long would this take"?:confused:
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Ctrl+prnt
    Scrn


    Paste into w/e photo editor you use and draw on it a little if you please and then save it.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    so your saying I have to print and scan the damn thing?...
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    No, I'm saying that you press those buttons at the same time and go into photshop or paint or w/e you use to edit photos, and press ctrl+V
    . Then the picture will popup, but I reccomend you hide the toolbar and press f10 or f11 for a full screen, then press the ctrl+prnt scrn
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    thx for your help...when I pressed ctrl p...there was something that prompted me to send to a photo editor.

    later.
     
  6. hoskm01

    hoskm01 Senior Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 475

    As AJS said. You can press just "PrntScrn" which will copy your entire desktop image to your clipboard. Paint is easy enough to use, if you have windows. Open it, Ctrl+V (paste) and your desktop pops up as an image. Crop out the image that you want, copy it to clipboard, create a new image in Paint, get rid of the first one, paste it in and save it as the file type you want. Done and done.