To start off, in general the majority of gamers prefer to use the Print Screen function for snapping their screenshots. However, some gaming applications do not support this Windows option. But do not worry, in this article we have prepared some other way of solving the problem. Steam has this option on default. Fraps and Nvidia Ansel do too, on some graphics cards. We recommend that before settling on one preferred algorithm, you have a look at the full article.
“What is the point in screenshots?”- you may ask. Some take them to keep a record of achievements and results in games for memories; others- to show certain aspects of gameplay to those closest to them. Every single Windows user is aware of the option of taking screenshots. You click on the Print Screen button on the keyboard to your right regardless of the type of keyboard you own. The upsetting feature here is that this button may not perform its function in all games because of technical issues. But do not fret: we have prepared some tips to help you out in this situation.
The PrtSc button
All portable computer keyboards have a built-in function “Print Screen”. If you are lucky, and your game allows you to utilize this option, or you simply enter the windowed mode, follow the instructions below to do so.
Click on the PrtSc button in the top right corner of your keyboard. Open up an application, e.g. Paint. At the same time, press on the keys: Ctrl and V. The desired screenshot will show up in Paint as a pasted picture. You have the ability to crop this image or save it.
Note: in case your computer screen turns white or black after pasting, this is a sign that Windows cannot support this game depending on the graphics card to see the overlay, not your Windows OS. Windows cannot take the screenshot.
If you have encountered a situation above, keep reading for other methods of taking a screenshot in the game.
The definition of this is a storage system or Cloud space online, which requires no payment. All you need is a registered account on the website: www.dropbox.com. Download the application on your computer and go to settings. Right click on the Dropbox icon in the toolbar, then on the cog. Follow the sequence: 1) Preferences; 2) Import. Put a tick in the box next to «Share screenshots using Dropbox”. From now on, whenever you wish to take a screenshot, the item will be saved in a folder under the name “Screenshots” in your “Dropbox folder”.
Note: take into account that this function works similarly to the in-built PrtSc button in Windows, which we discussed above. The screenshot may still appear blank. Anyhow, you should know about this possible method due to its useful property: you can avoid working with Paint and carry on playing your game when taking a screenshot, without having to quit it.