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At risk of getting thrown off the forum I do hereby ask the most basic question of all, how do I take a screenshot aside from using the print-screen key? I didn't see anything in the orbiter manual pdf, unless I'm simply overlooking it.

I figured out how to do a direct ascent to the iss, but can't figure out the screenshot stuff. What gives!!?!!?!


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When you use the printscreen key Windows copies screenshot data to the clipboard. What you need yet is a program to capture the picture data in the clipboard and write it to an image file (e.g., BMP or JPG). There are several freeware screenshot capture programs out there; I like Multigrab, available here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/MultiGrab.shtml

Note that you can press ALT-PRINTSCREEN to just capture the current window to the clipboard; this is useful if you are running Orbiter in a window and want to take a screenshot of just the Orbiter window instead of the entire desktop.
 

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I can recommend this:-

[ame="http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=3279"]Screen capture[/ame]

Does what it says, and its done by an Orbinaut!

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3 different solutions - and all of them work well. Thanks !
 

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HI, I installed "screen capture" to take screen shot, but seems does not works with Orbiter_ng.exe; some one know why? In the first image you can see the screenshot from orbiter.exe and in the second one from Orbiter_ng.exe.
ORBITER 2016 installed with D3D9Client r1355 installed
thanks a lot
 

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...or [Alt]+[PrintScreen] to just copy the current window image to clipboard and then paste it into you favourite paint program/App (paint.NET, irfanview, etc. pp.)
 

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...or Windows 7-10 have a nice built-in "Sniping Tool" app that conveniently helps to select part of screen for image and then annotate it with color marker and copy to clipboard or save as image.
 

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You can probably find several applications that automatically save any PrintScreens. I use Dropbox, and it does it for me, for example.
 
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