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 **4.** To save that image, you need at least some basic image-viewing and image-editing software. Centre the infobox (or a part of the infobox) in a way that it's nicely visible on your screen. Then press the "Print Screen"​ key on your keyboard. (On most desktop keyboards, it's above the larger key "​Insert"​.) Pressing "Print Screen"​ will create a copy of your entire screen at that moment. Open up image editing software and copy paste (CTRL+V) the screen into that software. Save the image via that software, ideally in .png format. Type a brief name for the image, then type .png and save the image to some work folder on your computer. Once the image is saved, you can use the same software (or a more sophisticated one, if needed) to edit it. \\ **4.** To save that image, you need at least some basic image-viewing and image-editing software. Centre the infobox (or a part of the infobox) in a way that it's nicely visible on your screen. Then press the "Print Screen"​ key on your keyboard. (On most desktop keyboards, it's above the larger key "​Insert"​.) Pressing "Print Screen"​ will create a copy of your entire screen at that moment. Open up image editing software and copy paste (CTRL+V) the screen into that software. Save the image via that software, ideally in .png format. Type a brief name for the image, then type .png and save the image to some work folder on your computer. Once the image is saved, you can use the same software (or a more sophisticated one, if needed) to edit it. \\
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-**5.** Another step in getting the infobox done is to crop it. As you've copied an image of the whole screen, you'll probably also see the rest of the Sandbox editing field and tools, the rest of the Wikipedia (or other MediaWiki) layout and GUI, and even your parts of your browser window and operating system taskbar. So, it's time to crop the screen image you have. If you are already satisfied with the look of your infobox and don't plan to do any more editing on it for the time being, crop it and save it. Depending on the software, use the selection tool or cropping tool for the space around the whole infobox, in a manner that encompasses all of it, or at least all that is visible of it in your particular screen capture. Once you're satisfied with the selection, order the software to crop the selected part of your image, with your infobox. Save the cropped image under a new name. Or save it by overwriting your screen capture (though do this latter alternative only if you're certain you no longer ​needed).\\+**5.** Another step in getting the infobox done is to crop it. As you've copied an image of the whole screen, you'll probably also see the rest of the Sandbox editing field and tools, the rest of the Wikipedia (or other MediaWiki) layout and GUI, and even parts of your browser window and operating system taskbar. So, it's time to crop the screen ​capture ​image you have. If you are already satisfied with the look of your infobox and don't plan to do any more editing on it for the time being, crop it and save it. Depending on the software, use the selection tool or cropping tool for the space around the whole infobox, in a manner that encompasses all of it, or at least all that is visible of it in your particular screen capture. Once you're satisfied with the selection, order the software to crop the selected part of your image, with your infobox. Save the cropped image under a new name. Or save it by overwriting your screen capture ​image (though do this latter alternative only if you're certain you no longer ​need the screen capture image).\\
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 **6.** If the infobox is long/tall and you had to save several screen captures of it (say, two), you can crop the parts of the infobox first, then create a new blank image with dimensions that would fit both parts. Paste the two parts of the infobox into the new blank image, carefully align them together in a logical manner, then anchor the selections in place. Save the new blank image as your new, completed infobox. Don't forget to save it as a .png ! Whenever you with a different format than .png, the details of the infobox become distorted. Your infobox will no longer look crisp. Saving in another common format, such as .jpg or .bmp, causes that all the time. (Saving in other formats than .png is to be avoided when making AH maps and AH flags as well.)\\ **6.** If the infobox is long/tall and you had to save several screen captures of it (say, two), you can crop the parts of the infobox first, then create a new blank image with dimensions that would fit both parts. Paste the two parts of the infobox into the new blank image, carefully align them together in a logical manner, then anchor the selections in place. Save the new blank image as your new, completed infobox. Don't forget to save it as a .png ! Whenever you with a different format than .png, the details of the infobox become distorted. Your infobox will no longer look crisp. Saving in another common format, such as .jpg or .bmp, causes that all the time. (Saving in other formats than .png is to be avoided when making AH maps and AH flags as well.)\\
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-**7.** If you need to use custom images in your infobox, but those images are not uploaded onto Wikipedia, don't fret. You don't need to do any uploading at all. You might need to do a bit of image-editing,​ though. Take the photo or other image you want to include in your infobox. Resize that chosen image to a size that would fit the infobox. Copy the image, either whole or by cropping it, then paste it onto the image of the infobox. Don't let it go just yet ! While it's still highlighted as movable, move it gently over to the spot in your infobox where you want to put it. Once you've fitted it into a position inside the infobox that you're happy with, click outside of the copied image, to anchor it into that position. ​ (If you need to, work with a copy of the image you want to insert. This prevents you from losing or overwriting the original size of the image, if you accidentally screw up.)  \\+**7.** If you need to use custom images in your infobox, but those images are not uploaded onto Wikipedia, don't fret. You don't need to do any uploading at all. You might need to do a bit of image-editing,​ though. Take the photo or other image you want to include in your infobox. Resize that chosen image to a size that would fit the infobox. Copy the image, either whole or by cropping it, then paste it onto the image of the infobox. Don't let it go just yet ! While it's still highlighted as movable, move it gently over to the spot in your infobox where you want to put it. Once you've fitted it into a position inside the infobox that you're happy with, click outside of the copied image, to anchor it into that position. (If you need to, work with a copy of the image you want to insert. This prevents you from losing or overwriting the original size of the image, if you accidentally screw up.)  \\
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-**8.** But what if the space in the infobox is not large enough to be an adequately ​fit for the image you want to insert into the infobox ? Don't worry. Bear in mind that a defining feature of an infobox are its borders, i.e. the border lines of a box. With image-editing software, you can quickly create additional space within an infobox. First, find the position in which you want to create extra space within the infobox. Then select and copy all of the infobox above or below the place where you want to create the space for the image. Paste the selected part of the infobox onto the main infobox image, but once again, don't deselect it yet. Grab the copied selection and move it either upward or downward of the place where you made the split in the infobox. Make sure that the lines in the copied selection line up with the lines on the main infobox image. Once you're happy with the new position, click outside of the selected copy to anchor it. Delete the now-redundant space between the original infobox image and the part of it that you've moved. In most image-editing software, you can use a selection tool or eraser tool to do that. Please be mindful of the fact that you shouldn'​t delete the borders themselves. Those need to stay, to keep the illussion of a continuous wiki infobox.\\+**8.** But what if the space in the infobox is not large enough to be an adequate ​fit for the image you want to insert into the infobox ? Don't worry. Bear in mind that a defining feature of an infobox are its borders, i.e. the border lines of a box. With image-editing software, you can quickly create additional space within an infobox. First, find the position in which you want to create extra space within the infobox. Then select and copy all of the infobox above or below the place where you want to create the space for the image. Paste the selected part of the infobox onto the main infobox image, but once again, don't deselect it yet. Grab the copied selection and move it either upward or downward of the place where you made the split in the infobox. Make sure that the lines in the copied selection line up with the lines on the main infobox image. Once you're happy with the new position, click outside of the selected copy to anchor it. Delete the now-redundant space between the original infobox image and the part of it that you've moved. In most image-editing software, you can use a selection tool or eraser tool to do that. Please be mindful of the fact that you shouldn'​t delete the borders themselves. Those need to stay, to keep the illussion of a continuous wiki infobox.\\
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 **9.** Never forget that most copy/paste and editing actions can be undone by using a CTRL+Z key combination and redone by using a CTRL+Y combination. \\ **9.** Never forget that most copy/paste and editing actions can be undone by using a CTRL+Z key combination and redone by using a CTRL+Y combination. \\
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