1: Take and Crop a Screenshot
By far the easiest way we’ve found to take a screenshot is to use a browser extension/addon called LightShot. Once it’s installed, it will add a feather icon in the upper right of your browser. Click that icon and your screen will dim, changing your cursor so you can click and drag to screenshot a portion of your screen. Start by clicking at the upper left of your Mini’s rectangle and drag your mouse down to the lower right corner. Let go and use LightShot’s save/share icons will appear around it. Save it somewhere on your computer (disk icon below your selected area) and go to Step 2.
If you’re not comfortable with browser extensions, here’s a handy video that covers the process for taking a screenshot on both Windows and Mac computers. The video goes fast, but you can pause it and follow along as needed. Mac Users can use shift-command-4 as outlined in the video above to take a picture of an area on the screen and skip having to crop! Windows users: in video step 3, when you have Paint open, crop your screenshot to show only your Mini.
2: Upload to a Photo Hosting Service
Photobucket is a popular photo hosting service. Create and account and follow instructions for uploading.
3: Share in a Comment
Once your photo is in your album on Photobucket, you can hover your mouse over it and this menu will pop up:
Click on the “HTML Code” to copy the code for your image. When you’re leaving a comment, paste (control-v) the code in your text. It will look like this:
When you submit your comment, your screenshot will be displayed. Images in comments must be under 500 pixels wide.