How to take a screenshot

Sometimes you may be asked to submit a screenshot of an error or the window of the specific application.  To help those who may not be aware how to do this we have provided the best options for your OS or the specific application.

 

This is an ever updating guide.  So as we experience screenshot for specific applications we will add them in.

Windows

The best way to make a screenshot is to use the built in screenshot tool Snipping Tool that comes with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

To use this is very simple:

Make sure you have open the screen or gotten the error or issue to appear of which you are going to be taking the screenshot of.

Go to your Start menu > Accessories > Snipping Tool

Windows 10 can use the Windows Icon > All Apps > Windows Accessories > Snipping Tool.

All Windows should be able to type in Snipping Tool into the search area by the Windows button to also pull up the app.

When you open the Snipping Tool you will see a little tools window.  Click on New.  

 

This will "fade" out the your desktop, and show you what you will be taking a screenshot.  Your pointer will now become a cross-hair as well.

Use the cross-hairs to crop (or outline) the area you are to take the screenshot of.

Check the Preview and make sure it's what is needed.

If it is click the Save Snip and save to your desktop or some place you can easily access.

If it isn't then click on the New and try again.

Once you have the screenshot you wanted/needed saved; upload the attachment to your next reply by using the Attach File feature in the lower right corner of your reply.

Mac

Mac also comes with a built in screenshot feature.  

Press Command (⌘) + Shift + 4.  Your pointer will now become a cross-hair, and use it to outline what you want to capture.

When you make the selection for your screenshot release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you release the button.

Once you have created the screenshot you will find a .png file of it on your desktop.

Once you have the screenshot you wanted/needed saved; upload the attachment to your next reply by using the Attach File feature in the lower right corner of your reply.

Android

Coming Soon

iOS

Coming Soon

SMITE

SMITE has a build in screenshot feature that allows you to take screenshots of the entire SMITE window.  

First you need to log in.  Then in the chat bar type in /screenshot.  You will not receive any notice that a screenshot has been take though.  

 

However, if you go into your SMITE folder:

C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\My Documents\My Games\Smite\BattleGame\Screenshots

(it may also be one more folder deeper in the screenshots folder.)

 

Here's where your game has saved your in-game screenshot to BMP format. 

League of Legends

League of Legends comes with it's own built in screenshot capture feature to allow you to take a screenshot of the entire LoL window.

First you need to log in.  When you are ready to take a screenshot press your F12 key on the keyboard.  

Your F12 key is usually right above your backspace key.

When you do this you may experience a slight pausing or lagging while the screenshot is being taken and saved.

Go into your League of Legends folder where the game is installed:

C:\RiotGames\LeagueofLegends\Screenshots

Here's where your game has saved your in-game screenshot to PNG format.

World of Warcraft

Coming Soon

Minecraft

Coming Soon