How To Take An Overhead Screenshot In Minecraft

How To Take An Overhead Screenshot In Minecraft Mineways


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, 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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