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FSX - Screenshot Utility that Works?

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Hello, all.Okay so recently I started publishing product reviews again on my web site, but I am unsure if it is the fact that I am using a 64 bit OS now or if it is GPU related, but all of a sudden, it seems that no matter what Screenshot Utility I use I cannot get a successful screenshot. After doing a flight and taking screenshots, I go to review the shots and they are solid black! I can get good screenshots of my desktop and even the FSX menu, but once I actually load the flight, the utilities only take solid black images.I have tried:Screenshot Utility (trial version)MWSnapScreenshot CaptorWay back in FS9 days I used to use a small utility called Rapidshot, which worked great, but it is not compatible with 64 bit apparently, so I am looking for something that works with FSX.Any ideas? Help would be greatly appreciated. It's embarrasing to have developers looking at you for a review and all you can get are black screens :(Chris

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Why not use the "V" key within FSX to take your screen shot?? The captured screen shots will be recorded to ....\username\Pictures\Flight Simulator X Files

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Why not use the "V" key within FSX to take your screen shot?? The captured screen shots will be recorded to ....\username\Pictures\Flight Simulator X Files
I am going to be the target of tomatoes and other various missile launchable fruits and veggies when i say this, but . . . . I never knew FSX had it's own internal screenshot shortcut!!!! I will check that out now.Printscreen works, but it's a pain in the neck to minimize FSX every time I want to take a shot -- especially when doing multiple shots of a takeoff to try to get the perfect angle. Thanks for the suggestion though :-)Many thanks to sargeski for the tip -- I seriously never knew FSX had it's own utility. I guess our sim is like flying a real world aircraft -- you learn something new about it every day (Last week -- "Wow -- I never knew a stall could do THAT!")Chris

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Actually I am finding the FSX "V" shortcut to be very handy. So no need for a utility any more. Going to still look at that "Snapper" though just in case :-) Thanks.

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The V key is what i use - you get a high quality BMP file which you can alter and compress with a common graphics program.

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Actually, no :-) I am running Vista x64 and it is producing in nice BMP files. Just completed my first review tonight as a result. Hopefully it'll be published in a week. :-)I appreciate all of your help on finding that shortcut.

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I use FsScreen, I know its @ flightsim.com.You just press "prt scr" in game and it saves on your hard drives. Then you edit the bmp in Gimp or whatever

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