Microsoft Paint program, Need to mark on "Picture" obtained screenshot


  1. Posts : 111
    MSWindows10 Version 2004-OS build 19041.572
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    Microsoft Paint program, Need to mark on "Picture" obtained screenshot


    My hand is a bit shaky using the Mouse to mark on the "picture"/"Photograph" obtained using Paint to capture a "PrtSrn" image. The editing "Tools" do not appear to let me mark on the saved image , although I can mark it using the "tools" provided before I saved the image in question. Its a bit rough with a mouse.
    I expect I will need some kind of tablet screen and a "pen" to use with it, being able to apply text, copied from Word 2007 Home and Student. would save my shaky hand writing, and be more legible. I have done this in the past following You Tube and How to wilki - using pdf's and pasting patches of text or blanks, but Paint saves images as png (Portable network graphics), this is new to me.
    Is their any way I could use my android tablets, galaxcy, Hudl, as an input device with a special "pen" to save buying another piece of kit.
    I am forgetful I wish to have a tangible record of my tangled computerised records of what is where concerning documents etc when I leave off half way I have to start again.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, Paint can save other file types too if that helps at all:
    Microsoft Paint program, Need to mark on "Picture" obtained screenshot-untitled.jpg
    (jpg written by Paint)

    If you are familiar with editing pdfs, you could convert your image file to pdf, then add text.
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  3. Posts : 111
    MSWindows10 Version 2004-OS build 19041.572
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    Hi dalchina,
    No I have only copied youtube to place blank patches on a document index to cover an unwanted section.
    I can mark on to the saved screenshot page, but after saving to try and update the file it comes back as before.
    similarly I copied your screenshot and saved it Jpeg, and the same happened. marking gets wiped off, back to 1st copy.

    Regards, Billz
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  4. clam1952's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19043.1052
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    Suggestion, forget Paint and get hold of paint.net which is a free graphics program, you will be able to use the text tool to write on the images.

    Paint.NET - Download
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  5. Posts : 111
    MSWindows10 Version 2004-OS build 19041.572
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    Hi dalchina,
    Thank you for the information.

    Regards, Billz
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