BASIC HOW TO’s: HOW TO CAPTURE A SCREEN SHOT IN WINDOWS XP? Want to capture an image in your window screen? There are many ways in capturing images in your screen without installing any software (or just using programs included in your OS version) When you‟re using Windows XP: Locate “Alt” and “Print Screen” in your keyboard. Alt is beside the “tab” bar and there are two “Alt” buttons beside the two “Windows” button. The “Print Screen” button is located beside “Scroll Lock” and above “Insert” button. Be ready for capturing a screen shot: 1. In your main screen press “Print Screen” button. The window screen is already captured though there won‟t appear any notifications 2. Paste the image in a picture editor program (Microsoft Office or Paint) by using your mouse or keyboard shortcut (hold “Ctrl” + “V”) For capturing just a window screen, hold the “Alt” together with “Print Screen” and your window screen is captured. Repeat Step 2 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAPTURING A WINDOW SCREEN SHOT AND A SCREEN SHOT? From the word „window shot‟ it means the active window will only be captured (no toolbar, no clock, and inactive windows) SEE THE DIFFERENCE This is a screen shot .Notice that there is a toolbar This is a window screen shot STEPS HOW TO EDIT THE CAPTURED IMAGE: 1. After pasting the image in a picture editor like Microsoft, look for “crop” icon in the “picture toolbar” 2. Select the “crop” icon and drag your mouse arrow to the trimming area and choose the best fit It will look like this after you have edited the image 3. Save the image, and you‟re ready to go! If you‟re using the Paint program just click File, Save and rename your picture. It‟ll be automatically saved in the “My Pictures” folder.