How to Take Screenshot in Steam Games & Saved Automatically

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Plenty of things could go horribly wrong or funny when playing a video game. Or you may encounter a rare event that you want to share with your friends. The easiest to do is by taking a screenshot from the game screen.

We have learned that there are many ways to take a screen picture from a computer display. But those methods are far from practical considering video games are normally run in a fullscreen mode. Not to mention we often have to control our characters in a battle, making traditional screenshot methods are rather difficult.

Lucky for Steam users, the launcher has equipped with its own screenshot mode where we only need to press one button on a keyboard and it will save the result automatically to the computer and your online Steam account. Here’s how you can take a screenshot in Steam.

1. Launch Steam Client, then navigate to Steam > Settings.

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2. Under In-Game, make sure the screenshot button is configured. You may change other settings, such as a screenshot notification, sound, screenshot folder, and more. Then, hit OK.

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3. Launch a game from Steam and press the assigned screenshot button (default is F12). You may see a notification at the lower right corner of the screen. That means the screenshot has been captured and saved.

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4. To see the screenshot, go to Steam Client > View > Screenshots.

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5. Select the game, then hit Show on Disk.

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6. A File Explorer window will appear, showing the saved screenshot files.

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Screenshots in Steam are separated based on the game where they were taken from. The default location of the Steam screenshot is C:\Program Files\Steam\userdata but this directory is rather hard to explore as each screenshot folder is named with a string of numbers, not the game title. Therefore, accessing screenshots from Steam Client is a lot easier.

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