Trying to take a screenshot in Skyrim because I'm at the Saarthal part of Forbidden Legend, and there's a gate I don't know how to open. I want to post the picture here to show where I'm at. When I press alt+printscreen it does nothing at all.

Is there a built-in screenshot feature in Skyrim, or some other way of doing this?

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    Assuming you are playing through Steam, are you sure you are using the correct key(s)? – Vahx Jun 8 '16 at 10:52
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    The key set you list is the same key to perform a regular screenshot? most computers I see use the Fn button, these days, and it catches out a lot of people. – user106385 Jun 8 '16 at 10:59
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    You tried ctrl+alt+print screen, I assume – user145704 Jun 8 '16 at 11:19
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    My Skyrim screenshots are being saved in (Steam version): "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim". Yes, they are scattered in the main folder. Have you looked there? I'm not sure, but think the non Steam version would save in the installation folder too – Znes Jun 8 '16 at 11:46
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    I don't think you can play Skyrim without steam, even if you buy a disc at your local game store, it will still require Steam, so the answer will always be helpful to any Skyrim player that is on PC – Vahx Jun 8 '16 at 12:19

Skyrim has a standard screenshot function which you activate by pressing the Print Screen button, screenshots made like this will be placed in the Skyrim installation folder.

If you're playing through Steam you can create screenshots by pressing F12.

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  • Oh yeah; without the alt/ctrl it works. Where does Print Screen save to in Skyrim? – What's in a Google Search Jun 8 '16 at 13:26
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    In the Skyrim installation folder, which is by default: (C:/Steam/steamapps/common/Skyrim) – Riley Jun 8 '16 at 13:37
  • In the root install directory, or in a sub-folder? – What's in a Google Search Jun 8 '16 at 13:38
  • They get placed in the Skyrim folder, which is the highest. – Riley Jun 8 '16 at 13:40
  • Root directory is it. – What's in a Google Search Jun 8 '16 at 13:40

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