Bogg, I used a tripod, no flash and lights in the room turned up more than usual. Thus, the washed out screen images. I used the option on the digital camera (not sure what it is called) that lets you take several pictures in a row and then used autostitch to create the panoramic image. I tried several different setting on the camera, but decided the "auto" setting without flash ended up capturing it the best. Some camera guys could probably give you better advice about the settings.