Snagit Facebook conversation sharing

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Has anyone figured out a nice way of capturing long posts or conversations and then easily sharing them on Facebook? I can capture the section just fine with the scrolling feature, but when it gets to the editor then it's just a massive image that if I try to paste into another post it's just this tiny long image. Just wondering if somebody found a nice way of either resizing or chopping up the image into multiple images for easy sharing?
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Paul

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Does clicking on the facebook posted image bring it up full screen?
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I figured that might be one of the ways to do it since I've seen many other posts where people have done screenshots from their phone and then made it into a gallery type post. My next task will be finding the happy pixel resolution for phones and then figuring out how to chop up the screen capture easily.
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That's an almost unanswerable question as you have physical screen size, resolution and dpi to consider across thousands of devices.
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1,200 x 630 pixels is the optimal size for FB photos, so I'll just play with Snagit editor to see if I can make that a cutout preset for images.
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That's an odd aspect ratio for a photo.  That sounds more like the size for the header image
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Best way I found was to do the scrolling capture with Snagit and then copy the capture and paste into Gimp as new, then you could make a crop with the desired size and cut the desired parts from the copied image. All these transitions make the image a little dull, but I didn't play with corrections yet, this just seems to be the best way to do it.
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I do this all the time. After capturing, I just click in the facebook area where you would type the reply, then click and drag the image from the recents tray to the facebook field.

Note that it may take a moment. So click on the image in SnagIt's tray, then drag and hover the facebook field until you see the ghosted image. Then drop it on the facebook field.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Yes, but if it's a long capture then it's just a tiny image and doesn't expand properly after being clicked on. Neither in Firefox, Chrome, or on mobile.
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Paul

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How long is long?
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One assumes you want to do that for posts which DO NOT have the Share option enabled. Wouldn't sharing a non-shareable conversation be against FB rules??? Not to mention potentially illegal (and subject to criminal penalties) in the EU.
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As long as there would be no identifiable information, what harm would there be?

I know I'm my own person, but I always take care to blur any identifying information.
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Also, one reason would be for why I do this. I often find it amusing or odd how facebook decides to show your feed. There are oftentimes when I see two posts from completely different universes that actually have an odd connection that seems to defy facebook knowing the connection and putting them together. I have a whole pinterest pinboard devoted to these.