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I've tried using print screen, but it seems to grab the window behind Diablo rather than the game. Is there some in-game hotkey to take a screenshot, or some other method that will work?

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One option is to add Diablo III as a non-Steam game, then open the overlay to take a screenshot. –  Kotsu May 15 '12 at 18:13
    
You are running windows or mac? (I believe that it's windows, but just to make sure) –  Michel May 15 '12 at 18:14
    
@Michel Windows. Looks like Nick solved the mystery. –  bwarner May 15 '12 at 18:16
    
@bwarner Yeap, but just to make the question more complete (I run in a Mac and is kind useless for me the windows information) –  Michel May 15 '12 at 18:18
    
@MichelAyres there's no similar counterpart (some-sort-of-Documents/Diablo III folder) on a Mac? –  Nick T May 15 '12 at 18:20

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Hit Print Screen. The screenshots are automatically saved as JPGs in your [User]\Documents\Diablo III\Screenshots folder. You can rebind this shortcut in settings as LessPop and Augustus note.

You do not need to paste an image into a graphics program (e.g. Paint) and save that, if you do, you will get nothing/garbage as you note.

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Oh, I never thought to look for them in a specific folder. –  bwarner May 15 '12 at 18:14
    
You can also change the key in the games settings. I have it bound to backslash because laptop keyboard. –  LessPop_MoreFizz May 15 '12 at 18:46
    
I did mine to F12 to match Steam's. –  Augustus Thoo May 17 '12 at 6:18

Are you in windowed mode and something may be interfering? The proper way of taking a screenshot in Diablo III is the Print Screen button, which I've used successfully already.

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I'm using fullscreen mode. I tried both just hitting Print Screen, and Ctrl+Print Screen, but they both just gave me the browser that was also running at the time. –  bwarner May 15 '12 at 18:12

You may want to check your key bindings in the options mine wasn't set for some reason.

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Mac Users can use Command ⌘ + Shift + 3. It will save to your desktop as a .png file named with the current date and time.

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There's always Fraps. The free version only takes BMP though.

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