How To Take An Overhead Screenshot In Minecraft

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How To Take An Overhead Screenshot In Minecraft Mineways

Solution?

Mineways is one of the best overhead map applications you can get for Minecraft.   This is the main tool I use all the time.
I did a post on another one called Minutor and that one is good too but unfortunately, it’s not updated and hasn’t been in a long time.  Mineways one, on the other hand, does get updated and has more features.  Sadly the main best feature I use is not even in the application.   That feature is Save As .png or .jpeg.


In this post, I’ll show you how to take a screenshot of your Minecraft world from the application using 3 programs for windows.
These programs are  Snagit 11, Snagit 13, Microsoft Paint and Photoshop.
The best way is Snagit and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.

Before we start.  What is Mineways?

Mineways lets you export your Minecraft creations into files you can use for making images, movies, or 3D prints. It is a free, open-source program for exporting your Minecraft models for 3D printing on your own printer or through a service such as Shapeways or Sculpteo, viewing on the web through Sketchfab, and rendering with Blender3DS MAXMayaCinema 4D, or another rendering system.

We will use this tool just to take a screenshot of your world.


Download Mineways


Download Of Screenshot Tools


How to set up and run Mineways

  • Unzip mineways.zip, the whole thing, to some directory. On Windows, you can actually run mineways.exe from the zip file.

  • Double-click the Mineways.exe program to run (try the Mineways32.exe if that fails). If things don’t start up correctly, see this guide.

  •  Use “File | Open World” to select your world. Use “File | Open…” to open a schematic file.


Taking a Screenshot With Snagit 11

The reason I included Snagit 11 is it’s still the best easy to use the tool.  Snagit 13 is more a pain and is missing features this version has.
If you find this version, Use it.


Taking a Screenshot With Snagit 13

Same as Snagit 11 for taking screenshots and I think future versions.


Taking a Screenshot With Paint


Taking a Screenshot With Photoshop


Hope this helps you out for taking screenshots of your builds.  Until the option is added this is the best solution.

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