This morning I had a customer service agent ask me to send her a "screenshot" of a mailing label from a package that I had received erroneously.
My first impression was that she had misspoke, or she didn't understand the difference between a screenshot (capturing the digital rendering of an image by the same device that renders it) vs. a digital photo (capturing a live image in digital form).
Then it occurred to me that for someone who has only ever used a device with a digital view finder, that they may conceive of taking a digital photo as capturing the actual image that is displayed on the device's screen. Under that conception, I can see why a digital photo might be considered a "screenshot."
Now, I know that conception is wrong (since the image captured is (usually) of higher resolution that the resolution of the screen). And I'm not asking for the technical or dictionary meaning of "screenshot," since I can look that up myself. But the user experience is surprisingly similar. The devices will often make a clicking sound effect for snapshots and screenshots alike. So I can see how the meaning of "screenshot" may be morphing over time.
What I'm asking I this: Do children of today (mostly high school, college, or young adults) tend to use "screenshot" to refer to any kind of digital image? Or do most still distinguish between "screenshot" and digital images that were captured live?