Counter-Strike: Source

Nice, easy screenshots

Nice, easy screenshots

Nice, easy screenshots Tutorial screenshot

Here I'll show you how to get really neat screenshots, quick and easy!

1. Taking and localizing screenshots

When in-game, playing or as a spectator, press "f5" any time to take a screenshot. Do this as many times as you like as you don't have to paste them somewhere in order to save them.

Close or minimize (Alt+Tab) Counter-Strike and open my computer. Browse to the following directory to find the screenshots you've taken:

[STEAM DIRECTORY]\steamapps\common\counter-strike source\cstrike\screenshots

For me it would look like this:

D:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\counter-strike source\cstrike\screenshots

2. Removing the HUD

Open up the console and type in "sv_cheats 1" (You have to be admin or on a local server)

If you want to increase the picture quality (Which you obviously want to) put in "jpeg quality 100" in the console.

  • To remove the main HUD details type in "cl_drawhud 0"
  • To remove the gun model type in "r_drawviewmodel 0"
  • To fly around freely type in "noclip"


To remove the cinematic bars in spectator mode type in "hidepanel all" in the console. (Thanks dfggf, nice name btw)



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  • dfggf avatar
    dfggf Offline
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    6 years ago:

    Pros: don't have pros, for me but it can help people.. noobs xD Cons: u forgot to only say one thing its the first them the #1, its "jpeg_quality 100" in the console, but if they are noobs them don't know the console, and u could say how to open it.. in a note of course " launch option = -console" Improvements: u can just add the things i said =) Notes: *oh and if u are a spec to remove the hud, u need to put "hidepanel all" in the console =)


    I try ;)
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    6 years ago:

    Detail: Very Detailed. Readability: Very easy to read. Usefulness: Not very usefull. Most people already know how to do this. Try to pick a not so much covered topic. Although it would help new players new to the game. 7/10


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    6 years ago:

    Detail: Good, you make it easy to understand Readability: Fine Usefulness: Meh... not really useful, sorry. I don't think many people make screenshot montages.




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