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how to take a screenshot in Minecraft

The following content will focus on how to take a screenshot in Minecraft in different editions or on different devices. If you want to learn more about Minecraft video game, just visit MiniTool partition software.

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When you are playing Minecraft you may come across some highlight moment or some beautiful scene, you may want to take a screenshot of it and share it with others.

How to Take a Screenshot in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Way 1. Use Windows Game Bar

Press Windows + G keys to firstly open the game Settings overlay. Then, click the Minecraft screenshot button (the camera) under Game Capturing to take a screenshot.

Select Minecraft Screenshot Button

The screenshots taken by Windows Game Bar are saved in its Gallery.

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Way 2. Print Screen

You can make use of the hot keys Windows + Alt + Prtscr to take a screenshot of the whole monitor.

How to Take a Screenshot in Minecraft Java (PC)

You can take Minecraft screenshots by pressing the default F2 key on Windows systems. Also, you can customize the screenshot key through Options > Controls > Miscellaneous.

Java Edition Alpha: F1 + F2

You should first of all press the F1 down. Then, position the camera. Finally, press F2 to take a screenshot in Minecraft.

Java Edition Beta: F2 / Shift + F2

You can take a screenshot of Minecraft only by pressing F2.

By pressing Shift + F2, you can call an unfinished experimental screenshot utility which will attempt to produce a screenshot of super high resolution; it will be a huge 645 megapixel TGA screenshot with a resolution of 36,450×17,700 pixels.

Java Edition: F2

You can take Minecraft screenshot with the help of F2 key. Also, you can customize the path of the location to save screenshots.

Minecraft Screenshot Saving

The screenshots will be automatically saved in the “screenshots” folder in the .minecraft file directory and with a name based on the current date and time in this format: YYYY-MM-DD_HH.MM.SS.png.

How to Take a Screenshot in Minecraft Java

For instance, if a Minecraft screenshot is taken on August 1st, 2020, at 9:46:26 AM, it will be named as “2020-08-01_09.46.26.png”. If more than one screenshot is saved at the same second, a version number will be appended to the end of the screenshot name like “2020-08-01_09.46.26-1.png”.

On Windows PCs, Minecraft screenshots are stored in the .minecraft\screenshots folder within AppData\Roaming. As for how to access Minecraft screenshots folder, the screenshots folder can be accessed by entering %appdata%\.minecraft\screenshots in the File Explorer address bar. It can also be obtained through Settings > Resource Packs > Open resource pack folder (going up one level).

Screenshots in Minecraft Java Saved Path

Specially, for Windows 10 operating system version of Bedrock Edition, you are able to specify where to find Minecraft screenshots. The default Minecraft screenshot location is C:\Users\<username>\Videos\Captures. You can personalize your own screenshots saving address in the notification message showing up immediately after a screenshot is taken.

Screenshots in Minecraft Java Win 10 Bedrock Edition Saved Path

Minecraft Screenshot Options

By default, the screenshots of Minecraft look exactly the same as the screen while gaming. Yet, it’s possible to specify what items are shown on the screenshot by pressing the following control keys.

F1 – By pressing F1, it will hide heads-up display elements like hunger bar, experience bar, health bar as well as any held features. In multiplayer situation, it will also hide the nametags of the players and the server chat.

F3 – By pressing F3, it will display the debug screen showing entity count, coordinates and other things. You can also pull up debug screen with debugging charts by pressing Shift + F3.

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How to Take a Screenshot in Minecraft on PS

Capture a screenshot on PS Vita

Just Press PS + START buttons and the screenshot is taken.

Press PS and START Buttons on PS VITA

Take a screenshot on PS4

You can directly hold the SHARE button on the console to take a screenshot. Or, just tap the SHARE button to trigger a menu with options to take a screenshot, record video and share captures; then choose the take a screenshot option.

Press SHARE Button on PS4

On PS3

There is no built-in screenshot tool. You can take a search and find out whether there is third-party application which can take a screenshot of Minecraft on PlayStation 3 now.

Tip: All screenshots taken on PlayStation are saved in the Photos folder.

How to Take a Screenshot in Minecraft Xbox

On Xbox One Edition

Double tap the Xbox button on the controller. Then, press the Y button to take a screenshot.

Tap Xbox and Y Buttons on Xbox One

As for how to find Minecraft screenshots, after taking a screenshot, log into your Xbox Live account on xbox.com. Then, you’ll see the screenshot in the Captures part in your profile page.

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On Xbox 360 Edition

Similar to PS3, there is no official screenshot capturing function.

To Make a Conclusion

In general, there are two methods to take a screenshot of Minecraft game. On the one hand, you can rely on the built-in feature of the game itself to take screenshots. On the other hand, you can use the function of the playing device to capture the screen of the game.

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