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Mistakes to Avoid When Capturing Screenshots

Mistakes to Avoid When Capturing Screenshots
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Capturing screenshots is relatively easy – which is what makes it a convenient option to save or share the contents of your screen. However despite being easy, it is just as easy to make mistakes.

To ensure your screenshots live up to your expectations, there are several mistakes in particular that you should try to avoid:

Capturing a frame that is too small

In some cases you may only want to take a screenshot of part of your screen. Although that is perfectly fine, you should be careful that the frame you capture isn’t too small – or the image resolution will be low and its quality will suffer as a result.

At times it may help to maximize app windows so that they take up more real estate on your screen – allowing you to capture higher resolution screenshots.

Taking a screenshot with lots of unnecessary content

The more unnecessary content in your screenshots, the less effective it will be. Unnecessary elements will only distract viewers from important elements, and may even draw their focus away from it.

That is why image resolution notwithstanding, you should try to frame your screenshots to only include the content that it requires. It may help to remove any clutter that you can in terms of icons or taskbar and system tray icons.

Leaving out elements that provide context

If you leave out elements that provide context it will make the information in your screenshot incomplete. In short, you should exclude unnecessary elements, but take care not to exclude elements that provide context.

The exception to that rule is if you want to intentionally exclude elements that provide context, as is the case with ‘no context’ screenshots.

Leaving in personal details

When you do snap a screenshot, you should always check that there aren’t any personal details contained in it that you don’t want revealed. For example you generally should check that your screenshot doesn’t contain any full names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, credit cards, or bank details.

It is best to remove such details from your screenshots, either by blurring them out in an editor or using image annotation tools to draw or write over them.

Saving screenshots in the wrong format

If you save your screenshots in the wrong format it can have an adverse effect. In some cases the quality may low, or you may need to convert it to a different format later on anyway.

Before you save your screenshot you should identify the best image format for it based on how it will be used.

Be sure to avoid these mistakes the next time you capture a screenshot of any type. If you want to learn how to actually snap screenshots more easily, you can visit site for more information.

As you can see none of the mistakes listed above are really that hard to avoid. Now that you’re aware of them, at very most it will require a bit of forethought on your part.

Mahendra Bajiya is a digital marketer and content creator. As the owner of MI Guest Post he provides guest post services and has been published on a wide range of technical and niche websites. If you want to get in touch you can find him on LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter.


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Mahendra Bajiya is a digital marketer and content creator. As the owner of MI Guest Post he provides guest post services and has been published on a wide range of technical and niche websites. If you want to get in touch you can find him on LinkedIn – Facebook - Twitter.

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