How to Take a Screenshot on Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis

The Kindle has to be one of our favorite purchases. It still fascinates us how we can carry thousands of books in a device that is so slim and handy to use. Now and then, we discover a new feature. Recently, we discovered that we can grab screenshots of what we are reading. If that excites you as well, here’s how to take a screenshot on Kindle Reader.

You can take a screenshot in a below-mentioned way on your regular Kindle, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle Paperwhite. The procedure to do so is quite easy. However, you need your computer to view and access the screenshots. We’ll show you everything you need to know, so let’s begin.

Why Take a Screenshot on Your Kindle Reader

Kindle has changed the way we read books. And with every edition, Amazon has been adding a few useful features to improve your experience. The ability to take a screenshot is underrated, for several reasons.

For one, the bookmarking or highlighting options to save a few lines of text in your book are quite cumbersome. We feel taking screenshots of a few pages for future reference is far easier. Another reason is that you can share what you read with your friends quickly, instead of taking a picture of your Kindle.

Now, let’s understand how to do it.

How to Screenshot on Kindle

Note: This method works for all Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis editions with a touchscreen.

Step 1: Open the page on Kindle that you want to take a screenshot of.

Step 2: Now, long-tap on the top left and the bottom right corner of the screen, as shown in the screenshot below.

Image Credit: Amazon Official Website

That’s it. Now that you have captured your Screenshot on Kindle, you need to connect it to your PC to view it. Unfortunately, there is no way to view or edit it on your Kindle itself.

Access Your Kindle Screenshots Using File Explorer

Here’s how you can access the captured screenshots on your computer. The procedure is more or less similar for both Windows and Mac, but wherever there is a change, we have mentioned it in the step. Once you access the screenshots, you can edit, copy, and share them.

Step 1: Connect your Kindle to your PC.

Step 2: Open the Kindle drive in the ‘Your PC’ section.

Step 3: As soon as you open the drive, you can access the screenshots.

If you are using Mac, you just need to expand the Kindle folder to find the screenshots.

This is what your screenshot will look like. Say goodbye to the blurry pictures of text on your Kindle.

And that is everything you need to know on how to take a screenshot on Kindle, and then view and access them. However, if you have more questions, you can take a look at our FAQ section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many screenshots can you capture on Kindle?

As long as you have enough storage space available, you can capture as many screenshots as possible on Kindle.

2. In what format is the screenshot on the Kindle saved?

Kindle screenshots are captured in PNG format.

3. Can you annotate on Kindle?

Apart from highlighting, you cannot annotate on your Kindle.

4. Can you transfer Kindle screenshots over WiFi?

No. You cannot transfer screenshots captured on your Kindle over Wi-Fi.

No More Blurry Images on Kindle

That is everything that you need to know on how to take a screenshot on Kindle. We hope you found this guide helpful. Having said that, we are quite excited about the future of E-Ink devices. Amazon announced the new Kindle Scribe, which offers a lot more features than just reading ebooks. We can’t wait to get our hands on it. What are your thoughts on the same? Share in the comments below.

Last updated on 15 December, 2022

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