You can capture exciting moments while playing any Steam game with the press of a button. You can then use those screenshots for various purposes, such as showcasing them on your profile or creating promotional content.
To do any of these, you first need to find the location of the default Steam Screenshot Folder.
This guide will teach you how to use the Screenshot Manager feature on Steam and organize your screenshot library.
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How To Take A Steam Screenshot
Before accessing the Steam Screenshot Folder, you should first try creating a screenshot.
The default keyboard shortcut for taking a Steam screenshot is F12. Pressing this while in-game will immediately create a .jpg file of your current screen, which you can then view, delete or move to a different location.
If you would like to know more about Steam’s screenshot system, we take an in-depth look in one of our guides.
Now that you have created your first screenshot, you should find the library into which it has been placed.
Accessing The Steam Screenshot Library
When closing a game after taking at least one screenshot on Steam, you will usually see the Screenshot Manager panel on your screen. Here, you can access your screenshot location with one press of a button.
However, there might be times when you want to see the screenshots on your disk immediately, without needing to close the game or wait for the Screenshot Manager panel to appear.
To do that, follow the steps below.
- Open the Steam client on your PC and click View in the top menu, then Screenshots.
- The Screenshot Uploader panel will open. Click Show on Disk at the bottom. Doing this will open the folder.
Here, you can manage all of your screenshots and delete any that you no longer need, to save some storage space.
Changing The Default Steam Screenshot Location
If you don’t like Steam’s default screenshot storage location, it can easily be changed to a new one.
Follow the steps below.
- Open the Steam client on your PC and click Steam in the top-left corner, then Settings.
- In the panel that appears, select In-Game in the menu on the left, then click Screenshot Folder, as indicated in the image below.
- Click New Folder to create a directory where Steam will save all future screenshots. Name the folder however you like, then complete the process by clicking OK.
You can now use this folder, which should be in a more convenient location, to access any screenshots you take while gaming on Steam in the future.