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How to Insert a Screenshot Into Hotmail

Updated March 23, 2017

Image hosting services such as Photobucket and Free Image Hosting can help you insert screenshots into your Hotmail e-mail messages. When you insert the screenshot into your e-mail, the recipient does not need to worry with downloading an attachment to view an image. When the email is opened, the image appears within the text of the message. Many image hosting services do not charge for using their services and only require registration.

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  1. Click "Start," and then click "All Programs." Click "Accessories" and select "Paint."

  2. Right-click the blank document and click "Paste" to copy the screenshot to the program. Click "Save" and enter a name for the screenshot.

  3. Open a Web browser and access an image hosting website such as Photobucket or Image Shack.

  4. Log in to your online account for the website. If this is your first time accessing the site, register for a new account.

  5. Upload the screenshot to the image hosting website. Wait for the upload to complete and click on the screenshot to enlarge it.

  6. Use your computer's mouse to highlight the image. Drag the mouse from one corner of the image to the other until it turns blue.

  7. Press "CTRL+C" on your computer's keyboard to copy the picture.

  8. Open another Web browser or tab and access your Hotmail account. Log in to your e-mail account and click "New" to open a blank e-mail message.

  9. Click the body of the email message and press the "CTRL+V" keys at the same time to insert the screenshot in your Hotmail message.

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About the Author

Maya Walker began writing professionally in 2008. Her articles have appeared on a variety of websites, covering technology, personal finance, music and health topics. Walker is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

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