In most Blizzard games a user can press Print Screen on their keyboard to take an in-game screenshot. Unfortunately, when I try to do this in Hearthstone I am getting a screenshot of my Windows 8 desktop. How do I take an in-game screenshot of Heathstone?

  • Just FYI, Print screen works for me in Windows 7. Oct 28, 2013 at 18:25
  • @user1032613 interesting, I wonder if there has been a recent update or if Windows 8 simply is not working. Will test again when I get a chance.
    – ahsteele
    Oct 28, 2013 at 22:01

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Hearthstone unfortunately does not have a native screenshot function like in other Blizzard games at this time. For now you will need to take a screenshot using a program like FRAPS if you're unable to get a screenshot using Print Screen.

Apparently it is normal for this particular feature to be omitted and added much later in Blizzard's development cycles, so you should probably expect it Soon™.

Edit 12/10/13

The Hearthstone Closed Beta Patch Notes - indicate that "the PrintScreen key now takes a screenshot of your game and saves it to your desktop."


I use the Windows Snipping Tool. Simple, yet effective. Provided you're not trying to take a screenshot of anything that is going to disappear from the screen shortly.

EDIT: I should mention that I run the game in Windowed mode and then maximise the game using Task Manager to get it into position correctly.


You are not asking this but I am just gonna put it out there for Mac OS X users:

  • cmd ⌘ + shift + 3
    automatically saves a screen shot of your desktop
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    Should also point out that in Mac OS X, Command (⌘)-Shift-4 lets you take a picture of part of the screen. Which is similar to the Windows Snipping Tool.
    – ahsteele
    Feb 15, 2014 at 14:14

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