To make a screenshot with your Kindle Paperwhite, simply touch the upper-right corner and the lower-left corner of the screen at precisely the same time and hold until the screen flashes, which will happen almost immediately. Be sure to position your fingers at the very edges of the screen, in the corners, to make the screenshot. If you don’t see the flash, try moving your fingers closer to the corners. You want to feel the black case that keeps the screen in place at the same time the pad of your finger is touching the screen itself.
Alternatively, you can touch the upper-left corner and the lower-right corner at the same time.
Either way, when you connect your Paperwhite to your computer with the USB cable and doubleclick on the Kindle icon, you will see at the root level, below the documents folder, a .png file labeled “screenshot_2012_10_06 etc” showing the date and time of the screenshot. Pretty neat!
If you have learned any other neat tricks for the Paperwhite, please leave them here as comments so I can pass them along in the next episode of The Kindle Chronicles podcast.
Here is a screenshot that I made tonight of the home screen: