Why are screenshots pasted into Paint so small?

Ivan November 16, 2011

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 ).

  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.


    November 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

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