Why are screenshots pasted into Paint so small?

Ivan November 16, 2011
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Just read your article “How To Take Awesome Screenshots In Windows 7” posted on July 6, 2011 by Tina Sieber. Learned a lot, thank you, & I will start using other areas besides Paint from now on.

However, why have my screenshots pasted into Paint now become extremely tiny? I know Paint’s limited but I cannot find anywhere how to get it looking normal (an average page screenshot used to fill 3/4 of the page in Paint ).

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  1. Anonymous
    November 17, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Have you tried to use past option instead of ctrl+v?

  2. Jay
    November 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    it depends on the size of the portion of a dimension of the picture you captured, are you capturing the whole page?
    which tool did you use for screenshot ?
    i think i can help you more, if you provide exact details.
    from where, and using what are you trying to paste the screenshot in paint.

    if your monitor resolution is 1024 x 768 and you paste a 200 x 300 picture it will obviously not cover entire screen.

     

  3. FIDELIS
    November 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Hello, have you tried using the snipping tool utility to see if you get the same results?