Everyone is taking screenshots of cool World of Warcraft events… how do they do it? Taking a picture of your screen during game play is simple. Simply press the PRNT SCRN button on your keyboard. When you see Screen Captured written on your screen, you know you’ve been successful!
Accessing your Pictures
Screenshots will automatically be placed in your WoW directory. This may be different on your computer, but on mine I can go to the start menu, select Computer, select C:, than Users, Public, Games, and there it is! Inside your World of Warcraft folder, you will see a folder labeled Screenshots.
Screenshots are automatically named “WoWScrnShot_[#]” an alternative way to find those pictures is to search for them, under your start menu. Type in Screenshotsin your search box, and you should come up with a folder with this name.
Tips to Successful Pictures
To take a clean picture, you can press Alt-Z to make your interface disappear. Do this again to get it back.
If you have a cool helmet that you want to show off, or you do not want your headgear shown, you can toggle this on and off. From your game menu, click on Interface. Of the yellow list of options listed on the left of this screen, you will want to click on Display. Once there, you will see a box next to the option Show Helm that you can check or uncheck.
To make those pesky names disappear that clutter your photograph, you will access the Interface again. From this window, click on Names from the same list of options you found Display. You will see a lot of individual nametags that you can toggle on and off.
Take advantage of holiday scenes. Pictures are about making memories, and certain holiday pictures will help you remember when you took them.
Invite your friends for a picture. You can have themed pictures, where everyone wears the same outfits and has their hair done the same way.
Make sure to have your finger ready to hit that Prnt Scrn button when you accomplish a major achievement. The moment will be remembered always!
The most important tip to taking good pictures is to let your imagination run wild. Have fun with it. You can print your masterpieces and frame them, or use them as a background on your desktop. There is much to do in the World of Warcraft, taking pictures is only one productive way to pass your time!