Taking high quality screenshots

I’ve seen some people struggle to take high quality screenshots, this method will depend on the resolution of your screen but you can still get a better image using this method despite any scree resolution.


taking a normal picture of just the viewport while still having the studio UI only gives me 1000px X 730px

However, if you drag out your viewport like in the video below you can easily increase the the resolution and get more in your picture!


if your window when you first take it out isnt as big as it can go, use the corners of the window to make it bigger; also when you’re done you can drag it back into place like you took it out

now when taking an image excluding the UI from Mac OS im getting 1675px X 940 and it also includes a lot more in the image.


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I also recommend setting your FOV in ‘camera’ to 50-60 for a better cinematic effect

hope this helps at least someone to get better development pictures

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This is great, simple and efficient.

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thank you! didn’t know if it was a waste of time making this post but some people have asked how I get HQ pictures

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This’ll help with alot of people on the devforums to provide and easier way to see small/certain objects when helping with somebody, nice job :+1:

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If you use the display emulation mode and add a custom resolution then you can take screenshots in any resolution you would like.

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Huh. I knew you could do stuff like that with the other windows, but I didn’t know you could pop out the ViewportFrame, too! This is amazing! Thank you so much. :smiley:

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Thank you dude! This really helps. I used to have to crop the image and resize it. When I resized it, the image was distorted. I gave up and just started to do other things than photography. Now I can make efficient images that are really high quality. Thank you so much! :boom:

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This is what I do. I use the Emulator tool to take 4K screenshots despite my 1080p monitor.

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Yep same here, works really well for small map snippits in game

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Thanks for this, it’s really going to help me a lot when i make some showcases!

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God this is making me jealous, that’s such amazing lighting!!!

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Hey, nice trick! I had no idea you could do this in Studio, but I’m definitely going to use this next time I’m taking screenshots. Thank you!!

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Dude I didn’t even think that was roblox until I zoomed in!

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The second trick I have to offer is through abusing the feature of the emulator. Pick the “fixed” resolutions and then take a screenshot. Make sure the setting of the viewport is on the correct size or otherwise it will be shrunk to the viewport size.

I have used this trick for a while. My laptop does not go up to 1920x1080, but I managed to take a screenshot in that resolution.

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Thanks I’m going be using this a lot and I’m sure this will help a lot of people posting on Cool creations and building support. :slightly_smiling_face: :+1:

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There’s an even better way to take high-resolution screenshots in studio. You can even go to 4k (and beyond!)

  1. Turn on the emulator. It’s the phone icon on the top-right of the viewport.

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  1. In the device dropdown, click “Manage Devices”. Then, add an entry for 4K resolution.

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  1. Select then new entry in the device dropdown. In the scaling dropdown, click “Actual Resolution” (Warning: if your computer is low-spec, this will lag your viewport.)

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  1. In the View menu, click “Screen Shot”.

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And viola! The image will be stored in your Roblox screenshots folder (located in C:\Users\<Your Username>\Pictures\Roblox for Windows, don’t know where it is for Macs.) The output window has a link that should be clickable but isn’t due to a recent bug. You can right click it to get the link, though.

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And if you haven’t already, make sure quality is dialed up to 21 in studio! It’s under Settings -> Rendering -> Performance

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Thanks for the advice. Lighting and build looks amazing.

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I knew that I can do that , but for some reason never did that.

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Very useful! Thank you for this, never thought of it that way.

That’s actually really cool, i’ll be sure to use that in the future

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