Picture of a house taken in different years

Add then and now images to your biography.

That was then, this is now

If you have the photos it can be interesting to compare the way places (or people) looked in your earlier life to the way they look now. You can use Google Maps to take a screen-shot of the street, house, school or whatever the landmark is that’s important to you, and upload it to Johnnybio. All you need to do is give Google the address of the location you’re interested in.

Upload the old and new images into Step 4: Your Pictures in Johnnybio. You can compare, say, the house you lived in as a child to the house as it looks now.

How to take a screen-shot and save it as a file from a Windows PC
  1. Press the Windows logo key Windows logo key+PrtScn. Or, if you’re using a tablet, press the Windows logo button Windows logo button+ the volume down button. The screen will dim for a moment when the screen is copied and saved as a file in the Screenshots folder (which is in your Pictures folder).
How to take a screen-shot and save it as a file from an Apple Mac
Take a screenshot of your whole screen
  1. Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3.
  2. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of part of your screen

  1. Press Command-Shift-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.
  2. Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot.
  3. Drag to select an area. While dragging, you can hold the Shift key, Option key, or Spacebar to change the way the selection moves.
  4. When you’ve selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (Esc) key before you release the button.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

To take a screenshot with your iPad, simply press the Home and Sleep/Wake (Power) buttons at the same time. To access and share your screenshots go to Photos and open the Camera Roll.

Attribute, please!

Please note Google has strict rules about attributing the images you capture to them or their data providers, but as long as you do that they’re happy.

This is what Google has to say about using their imagery: ‘Generally speaking, as long as you’re following our Terms of Service and you’re attributing properly, we’re cool with your using our maps and imagery; in fact, we love seeing all of the creative applications of Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View!’Attributing Google is easy, click here to find out more.

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