Intellectual Property Law
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What you are wanting to do is an example of Fair Use.
According to the U.S. Copyright Office, there are four factors listed in copyright law to determine fair use: Fair Use Factors 1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes. 2. The nature of the copyrighted work. 3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole. 4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work.
There is not bright line rule and each case is decided on its specific facts.
What software developers are worried about is someone copying their code or creating another program that has an identical user interface.
I doubt that any software company would be worried about a person using screenshots to create a tutorial to help people learn their software.
Software companies should want such to happen.
What you are doing seems very low risks.
If you have more questions, please feel free to ask.
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