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?

  • 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

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
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    I did mine to F12 to match Steam's. – Augustus Thoo May 17 '12 at 6:18

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

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