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From: P Summers-Smith <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Copying Kindle pages
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:11:46 -0700
The scanner didn't get a good image because of the bright light it
uses. It's also hard to place the device on the screen without
But, I tried Elizabeth Shown Mills' idea of using a camera to take a
picture of the Kindle screen, and it worked very well. I was able to
get a good digital image of a Kindle page which displays both the
image of the page and also the information for its location within
the book: "Location 795 of 5936 - 13%."
Charlie Purvis also suggested downloading the Kindle for PC app from
Amazon, opening the ebook there, then using a snapshot or snipping
tool to capture the image, and then print the image. That image
capture process also works very well. I tried it using the Windows 7
snipping tool. That process also captures the location information
at the bottom of the Kindle app window.
So far, I haven't used a Kindle ebook for a source in a client
report, but I can see the day coming when that could well happen in
which case I would have need of digital images of a few pages from the ebook.
At 08:52 AM 4/2/2012, Neal McEwen wrote:
>How about laying the Kindle face down on your scanner?