MakeUseOf: As a technology writer I frequently rely on screenshots to visually demonstrate what I’m trying to explain. To get my point across, it’s important that I take no nonsense screenshots with clear markings. Apart from that, I have to fulfill certain criteria, for example the screenshot width, image format, and file size. Over time I have acquired quite a routine. In this article I want to show you the basics of taking a screenshot and share my experience with you, so that taking and working with screenshots will become a breeze for you too.