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    How to take a screenshot

    Greetings Miramagicians,

    Taking screenshots can be useful for many different purposes, especially for reporting a bug in the game.
    So it's good to know how it works and maybe even to practise it a few times until you feel confident.

    There are several different ways - pick the one that matches your computer/preferences.


    A) Windows system - default route

    • Press the 'Print'/'Print Screen'/'PrtScn' key.
      (Alt+Print for a screenshot of the active window only rather than the full desktop)
      Usually you'll find it somewhere to the top right of your keyboard, close to the 'Insert' and 'Delete' keys.
    • Open your favorite image editing program (Paint, Photoshop, GIMP...)
    • Insert the screenshot (using the 'Insert' key, or the insert function from the menu or by using the Ctrl+v keyboard shortcut)
    • Optional: edit your screenshot (cut it down to the clipping you really need, add markings to point out the important bits, add a written explanation...)
    • Save it somewhere you can easily find it later (for example in a folder 'Screenshots' and with a precise file name)



    B) Mac system - default route

    • Press Cmd+Shift+4 (top row of keys, not numbers block)
      Your mouse cursor will be turned into a target, showing the exact position on your screen.
    • Move the cursor to one edge of the clipping you want to get
    • Left-click and hold while moving the cursor to the diagonally opposite edge of that clipping.
    • Release the left-click
      Your screenshot will be saved automatically to your desktop.
    • Recommended: rename it and save it somewhere you can easily find it later (for example in a folder 'Screenshots')
    • Optional: open it in your favorite image editing program and add markings to point out the important bits or add written explanations



    C) Linux Ubuntu system - default route

    • Press the 'Print'/'Print Screen'/'PrtScn' key.
      (Alt+Print for a screenshot of the active window only rather than the full desktop)
      You'll get a pop-up menu offering the options to copy it to the clipboard or to save it
    • Copy to clipboard: follow the instructions for Windows system - default route from here on
    • Save: choose a folder where you will easily find it later (for example 'Screenshots') and a precise file name before clicking 'OK'


    Other Linux systems should work similarly - if you find one working very differently, please share your information with the team.


    D) All systems - luxury route

    There is a wide variety of programs that can help you to take a screenshot, edit it right away and either save it on your computer or upload it to the internet immediately. A lot of them are free-to-use and really convenient.

    If you are worried about forgetting how to take screenshots using your default route or if you're taking screenshots very frequently, it might be worth trying a few and finding out which one suits you best.


    Best regards,
    Miramagia.com team

    (Thanks @TN forum team for the original of this guide.)
    Last edited by Aliya Silver; 17th October 2015 at 11:34 PM.
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