An actual screenshot is pretty simple... depends on your operating system. But from your mention of "PHP" I'm guessing that you may not actually have a screen, and are asking "What type of PHP routine can parse a SWF file and construct a bitmap representing the screen display at some indeterminate point in time?" If I guessed the question right then I'm not conversant enough with PHP libraries to suggest a path, but did I understand the question correctly here....? jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.