How to take screenshots in Baldur’s Gate 3

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If there is one thing to like about Baldur's Gate 3 is how nice the game looks. After years of Larian fixing and improving things, this is one gorgeous RPG for sure. So let’s find out all about how to take screenshots in Baldur’s Gate 3. We definitely want to share those with friends, right?

Since this is game that’s been around a while, methods of taking screenshots may vary, depending on your platforms. But it is always good to take pictures together with your other companions, or of your perfect custom character.

So, let’s try to cover all of our bases and learn how to take screenshots in Baldur’s Gate 3 to cherish those memories.

How to take screenshots in Baldur’s Gate 3

If you’re playing Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam, all you need to do is press the F12 key on your keyboard. You will get a notification that you’ve taken a screenshot, which will be saved in the appropriate directory.

But what if you want to look back at all the screenshots you’ve created? Here’s how to do it:

  • Click on Baldur’s Gate 3 in your Steam Library.
  • The game page will open.
  • You will see, on the right, a tab called “SCREENSHOTS”.
  • Click on “manage my screenshots” below.
  • You will get a list of them and the possibility to upload them in the Steam discussions.
  • You can also browse the folder clicking on the folder icon.

Once you have your files ready, then you just need to use them. You can upload and share them just like you would any other image files on your computer.

How to take screenshots outside of Steam

If you are not playing Baldur’s Gate 3 on Steam, but still playing on a PC, there is a nice shortcut. Just press the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard and the image will be stored in memory. Then, you just need to copy that screenshot, for example by using Paint. Then save your image wherever you want, in order to use it.


If, in the future, the game will be made available on other platforms, such as next-gen consoles, then you just need to press the “screenshot” button on your joypad. This works for both PlayStation 4 and 5 systems. On Xbox, just press the Xbox button and then Y to record your screen on a file.

That is all you need to know about taking screenshots in Baldur’s Gate 3. But should you need more tips and tricks on improving your playthrough, definitely do check out our best mods guide and how to dual wield.

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