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How do you print pictures in Windows XP?

printing pics in windows xpPrinting pictures in Windows XP is a simple and easy process. Any pictures downloaded from your computer or transferred from your digital camera should automatically be routed to your "My Pictures" folder. Just follow the steps outlined below and you'll have printer photos before you know it.

  • In Windows XP, select navigate to the "My Pictures" folder.
  • In the blue task bar to the left, you can choose "Print Pictures" from the Picture Tasks box.
  • When the Photo Printing Wizard pops up, click next.
  • Each picture in your folder should appear with a checkbox in the upper right hand corner. If you don't want to print each picture, click on the "Clear All" button and then you can select the photos you want by re-ticking them. Click next.
  • Now you will select which printer you want to use (though most people only have one printer installed). Click next.
  • Now you will be selecting the layout of your photos. There will be a preview box of the first image in the folder to your right, and then several photo layout options to the left. You can scroll down through the various options until you find the one you want. Also take note of the option below the layout for the number of times to use each picture.

If you are going to print multiple pictures, it may be better to print one page at a time. Select some of the pictures you want, choose the appropriate layout, and then you can see how the pictures will line up on a single sheet. Repeat these steps for the other pictures as well.

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