Screenshot in Windows XP and Vista

Monday, September 29, 2008 Posted by Aman Jain

You can take the complete screenshot of the computer screen that you are working on . It could be used in many ways , like to just send a snapshot of the work you are doing to some one or while asking query you can presentthe actual screen that is being displayed. Taking screen shots could be fun also to set up "Dummy desktops " or "Ghost desktops"

How to take Screenshot in windows XP ?

1. Press Printscreen Button on the top right side of your keyboard .
2. Open Microsoft Paint New file - To do this, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint. Click inside the white part of the screen
3.On the Edit Menu Press Paste or just press Ctrl V.
4. Click File > Save As. In the box that pops up, change the "Save As Type" to PNG or JPG. Type in a filename for your image. Choose a place to save, like the Desktop, and click save.
5. Thats it , a screenshot has been taken and you can send it to your friends by attaching it with the email .That acts as a regular jpeg or PNG file .

How to take Screenshot in Windows Vista ?

1. In Microsoft Vista (except in Home Basic), there is a tool called the Snipping Tool to take snapshots .
2. Go to Start Menu , click on run and Type snip in the run window .
3. The Snipping Tool gets open .You could choose from various masks in the 'New' button like free-from snip, rectangular snip, window snip, or full-screen snip.
4. In free-form snip mode, select the area you want to be captured. In rectangular snip mode drag a rectangle to take the snapshot. For window snip mode, select the window you want to capture. In full-screen mode, just selecting it from the drop-down menu makes the capture.
5. The snipped image is then opened within the Snipping Tool, and is also copied to the Windows clipboard for use in other applications