If you are an avid gamer, you might be familiar with steam. Steam is one of the most used video game digital distribution services. This platform is being run by Valve since September 2003. This platform boasts more than 32,000 games under it. Across the world, gamers use the platform to buy games, play online and meet community members. If you are someone using steam for a long time, this article is for you. In this article, we will try to tell you how to take screenshots on steam. And we will also know where these screenshots are stored on your respective devices, including Mac and Windows 10.
With a wide variety of games under its belt, steam being one of the most played platforms across the world is heaven for gamers. As most of us know, as a gamer, most of you might love to take screenshots of your achievements or any other gameplay issues. Screenshots in platforms like Steam help in solving technical issues also. Now for those of you, who are using this platform and are not really aware of how to take a screenshot on Steam. Let’s get to know how to do it in few easy steps.
How to take screenshots in Steam games?
Before we say anything, let’s just say that Steam has a very nice user interface. It is very easy to use and any layman can understand it easily. That being said, you would still be surprised at how is it is to take a screenshot on steam.
Now to take a screenshot of Steam games, all you have to do is Press, the function 12 button.
Screenshot on steam: Press F12
That’s it, you don’t have to use any print screen function that is on your keyboard like you do for all others screenshots.
How to change your keyboard shortcut key in Steam?
And let me also tell you that you can also change your screenshot shortcut key in-steam.
1. Go to the preferences section under the Steam Start menu.
2. From there, you have to find the in-game menu
3. Click on the box that says screenshot shortcut keys.
4. Now press the keys of your choice that you want to keep as a screenshot shortcut key. (Make sure it’s a different key than the default F12 key).
5. Done, your new selection will be the new shortcut for screenshots on Steam.
How to find Steam screenshots on Windows?
If you want the screenshots that you have already taken on your screen, let’s first go through the easiest way possible that is watching the screenshots on Steam itself.
Now to watch all the screenshots that you have taken until now in Steam itself, Follow the below-given steps.
1. Go to the top menu bar of the steam menu.
2. Click on view.
3. Then select screenshots from the drop-down menu.
This is how you will be able to watch all your screenshots on your Steam menu. Then if you want to find the location of your screenshots on your Windows 10 device. Then you should simply select the option that says show on disk. This will open the location on your File Explorer and take you to exactly the folder where all your steam screenshots are located on your PC.
Well, if you are a nerd and you want to directly see the screen location instead of going through steam.
Data of all the applications that you use on your Windows device will be normally stored in local disk C. Type and paste the following as mentioned below In the address bar of your system.
Local disc C:> program Files(x86) > steam.
This will open the default steam folder on your Windows 10 device. Now you can. Search through the files for a folder called screenshot. And you can look at all your screenshots there.
How to find Steam screenshot On Mac.
Taking a screenshot of steam on your Mac device is similar to taking a screenshot on your Windows device. All you have to do is press the F 12 key. But if you are using a Mac Book Pro that has a touch bar and no permanent function row, then you have to do the following.
1. Press and hold the (function) Fn key.
2. Now the function row will appear in the touch bar. Then hit F 12 key and now your screenshot will be taken.
Now, how do you find the Steam screenshot location on your Mac?
Similar to Windows again, the easiest way to view or steam screenshots is through the streaming app itself.
1. So just go to the top menu,
2. select view, then screenshots and you can see all your screenshots there.
If you want to see the screenshots in your Mac Library then do the following. Just click on the show on disk button on the same page and then an external screenshot folder will appear on your Mac library. You will be able to see all your screenshots there.
Just in case you want the correct path for locating Steam screenshots on your Mac directly is by simply typing in the below-given Address.
Users > (username) > Library/Application Support/Steam/userdata”
Once you have this typed in, look for a folder named screenshots and you will find all your saved screenshots there.
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So this is how you can normally take a screenshot of your Steam games. Now that you know how to take a screenshot on Steam enjoy, capture the precious moments, and then share it with your friends. And if you are a Linux user, do not worry because it’s the same as a Linux user. All you have to do is press function 12 To take a screenshot. And if you want to go to the Linux screenshot folder directly. Type in the following “~/.local/share/steam”. Do follow this space for more such content. As we try to solve as many screenshot problems as possible.
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