What do I need to know about using and citing screenshots?

Whether or not you can use a screenshot and whether you require permission to do so depends on several factors, including:

  • What software or website you are taking a screenshot of. Policies concerning screenshots of an organization's website or software will depend on the organization. For example, both Google and Microsoft have policies around the use of screenshots.
  • What the screenshot will be used for  (e.g., a student paper, publication, marketing, etc).
  • In the case of publication, what the publisher's requirements are.

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