Retrieving the Photo on Your Computer
When you take a screenshot on an iPod touch, it saves it to the hard drive area of your iPod touch. This is distinct from the synced photos area that you sync with your iTunes library each time you plug in your iPod. This is technically called the Camera Roll of your iPod touch, but the device won’t be labeled as such. If you have both the iTunes library and the Camera Roll on your device, there will be two albums appearing in the photos section of your iPod touch, but only the Camera Roll appears on the computer.
To copy the screenshot from your iPod touch to your computer, follow these instructions:
First, plug the iPod touch into the computer using the USB cable that comes with the iPod. Wait for a popup box that prompts you to view the files on the iPod touch. Select the iPod folder that appears.
In this folder, you’ll see photos of any images you’ve saved to your iPod touch while using it for browsing or saving photos from Web searches or apps. Note that these do not appear in your iTunes photo library.
To copy the photo, simply click and drag it to a folder on your computer or right-click and select copy. Paste it in the desired folder. This process is the same as any other copy-and-paste process on your computer.
This process works on the iPhone as well. However, it won’t work on iPod devices that do not have browsing abilities. Thus, this won’t work for the shuffle, nano or classic.