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Windows 7: Games screenshots

20 Jan 2011   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Games screenshots

How can i take game screenshots during the game?
I have use the Print Screen but when i paste on paint i get a black empty frame.


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20 Jan 2011   #2
Everlong

 

You can use Fraps to take in-game screenshots. They get saved to the Fraps folder when you press the assigned key. Don't need to worry about having to paste them in to Paint or anything.

Or you can use Xfire, which also lets you upload them for free to your profile and share them.
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20 Jan 2011   #3
haxcid

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

It also depends on the game. Many games have the option to bind a key to take a screen shot in game. For instance most valve games (CSS, Team Fortress/2, L4D/2) you can press F5 and it will screen shot.

Check your keyboard configuration options in game.
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20 Jan 2011   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I think that Fraps is the best for this.
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20 Jan 2011   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

guru 3d has the new fraps download
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20 Jan 2011   #6
ezeht

 
 

Hi.

Others have said you can use fraps. You can also use most any photo edit softwares like irafan view. It has a screen shot thingy and you can set your own key bind and even make it take auto screens every so many seconds etc. For irafan press c key and the screen capture thingy will pop up. I normally set number pad key * as my screen shot key if using irafan. It is a few games no photo edit or game recorders will work with- but very few.

Fraps is not bad, the paid program is better and can make videos too with out a time limit, or you could use xfire for both screens and videos and can send or get large files from friends in multi gig size files with out problems. Xfire is free.

Also. If you plan to only take 1 or a few screen shots you can always use print screen [Prt Sc] key on your keyboard if a ms keyboard and use paint. Open paint- click paste button and then where to send the photo and what codec etc, jpeg is maybe the best and small file size. If using print screen you can only do 1 screen at a time- or your next screen over writes the last.

Some games may not show a screen key in its manual or in game settings but still might have a screen key- many games the screen key is f9 or f12- others like steam games is f5 etc.. Just because the game says nothing about a screen key, may not mean you can not take screen from the game with its own screen key. Devs who ever just did not add the info. It is kind of stupid really- but thats the way it is..

Some games do not have a certain folder it will send screens too. It might just place the screen right in with the game main program files- so if you have troubles finding screens in some games- look in the main program file/folder..

All of these programs are on the great free programs for w7 page, or best I remember anyway..>

IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

Xfire - Gaming Simplified

FRAPS show fps, record video game movies, screen capture software

Have fun. See ya..
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20 Jan 2011   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ezeht View Post
Hi.

Others have said you can use fraps. You can also use most any photo edit softwares like irafan view. It has a screen shot thingy and you can set your own key bind and even make it take auto screens every so many seconds etc. For irafan press c key and the screen capture thingy will pop up. I normally set number pad key * as my screen shot key if using irafan. It is a few games no photo edit or game recorders will work with- but very few.

Fraps is not bad, the paid program is better and can make videos too with out a time limit, or you could use xfire for both screens and videos and can send or get large files from friends in multi gig size files with out problems. Xfire is free.

Also. If you plan to only take 1 or a few screen shots you can always use print screen [Prt Sc] key on your keyboard if a ms keyboard and use paint. Open paint- click paste button and then where to send the photo and what codec etc, jpeg is maybe the best and small file size. If using print screen you can only do 1 screen at a time- or your next screen over writes the last.

Some games may not show a screen key in its manual or in game settings but still might have a screen key- many games the screen key is f9 or f12- others like steam games is f5 etc.. Just because the game says nothing about a screen key, may not mean you can not take screen from the game with its own screen key. Devs who ever just did not add the info. It is kind of stupid really- but thats the way it is..

Some games do not have a certain folder it will send screens too. It might just place the screen right in with the game main program files- so if you have troubles finding screens in some games- look in the main program file/folder..

All of these programs are on the great free programs for w7 page, or best I remember anyway..>

IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide

Xfire - Gaming Simplified

FRAPS show fps, record video game movies, screen capture software

Have fun. See ya..

Right now i use Pic pick i got it from download.com i love it pretty nice and does a good job most others are temp uses but pic pick is pretty good without having to buy also avs encoder is it's update
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