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How to Take a Screen Shot
Taking a Screen Shot

Customer Support may request that you take a screen shot. There are two methods to take a screen shot.

In-Game
  1. While in game, press the F12 key on your keyboard (default keybinding)
  2. This will place a file in your Istaria install folder with a snapshot of the current screen
  3. Your screen shot folder is usually located at c:\program files\istaria\screenshots\

Out of Game
  1. Press the "Prnt Scrn" button.
  2. Open Microsoft Paint.
    • To do this in WindowsXP, click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint.
    • To do this in Windows Vista or Windows 7, click Start (the windows logo button) and type mspaint. Then click mspaint.
  3. Click inside the white part of the screen.
  4. Go to the Edit menu and click Paste, or you can press and hold "Ctrl" and tap V.
  5. Click File > Save As. In the box that pops up, change the "Save As Type" to JPG. Type in a filename for your image. Choose a place to save, such as the Desktop, and click save.
For more specific instructions, please also see WikiHow for assistance:
http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Microsoft-Windows


Media / Promotion Screenshots
A good screenshot tells a story, without requiring text. Someone should be able to view a screenshot and have an idea of what's happening. Any text that goes with the image should further enhance / extend the screenshot.

Things to avoid:
  • Viewing backside of character - rotate / angle the camera for a different view.
  • Character simply standing there - use the emote buttons / enage in crafting or combat / talk to NPC.
  • Taking a screenshot with the UI enabled - press / to remove the UI.
  • Any screenshot that require text to understand what's happening / become interesting.
  • Taking a screenshot with low graphics / texture settings.