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    Default Scanned Schematic

    Using HP Precision Flatbed Scanner I scanned a schematic to my

    computer...O/S Win 95... and saved same to desktop. ..[In paint] I want

    to paste same to a refrigeration forum for interpretation. I tried the

    normal copy/paste and it didn't do I get around this ?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Member Help2Go Moderator whoozhe's Avatar
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    Wallaroo South Australia


    Older versions of Paint only saves files as BMP that can be very large. I suggest you scan the pic and save it as a jpg or if it has less than 256 colors a gif file. If this is not possible download Irfanview from and convert the pic to either.
    If you are talking about adding this pic to a forum similar to this the picture needs to be uploaded to a web site first. It cannot be simply pasted into a forum.
    There are two possible ways, this will depend on the forum itself.
    Once method is to upload the picture to the forum's server,if allowed, the other is provide a link within the forum to the pics source.
    An example is below.
    In this forum, when compiling this answer I click the IMG icon which inserted the opening HTML tag "[img]" Then I added the url and closed the command with another "[img]" tag. Do not include the brackets.
    You can see the url address by right clicking the pic and choosing properties.

    If you do not have a web site then you can use one of the many free sites that allow photos and pics to be uploaded. HP provide this service at

    Nothing is simple. Oh the pic is of my Grandaughter, Starla
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