I have photoshop elements 5 and find that the following procedure works for me.
1.. Get the screen required by pressing the key PrtScr which puts the screen page onto the clipboard.
2.. Open Elements and then click on View and Organise Photos.
3... Click on File
4... Then on New -
5... Then on Blank File
6... Click on OK to accept the page size shown
7... A blank file appears
8... Click on Edit and then Paste
I have been doing the above as I write and it worked OK.