Saving a screenshot

How do I save a screenshot?

From within Enscape, you have three options:

    1. Save the current “native” image you see in the Enscape window. It’s really 1:1, pretty similar to a standard screenshot.
    2. Save the current image in a higher preset or custom resolution to increase fidelity in print and digital images.
    3. Save a screenshot in Virtual Reality

You’ll find both options in the Enscape Settings menu. For the second option, you can pick any preset or custom resolution you want (up to 4096 x 4096px), but fair warning: if you enter extremely high resolutions, it might take a few seconds!

Saving a screenshot

After choosing the right settings, hit the screenshot button in the Enscape ribbon to trigger the screenshot or use the hot keys SHIFT + F11. You can also set your own hot key in the settings menu by pressing a modifier key like CTRL, ALT or SHIFT in combination with another key.

Saving a screenshot in Revit:

Saving a screenshot

In Revit, you can save a screenshot either as an image file – Screenshot (To File) – or as rendering – Screenshot (As Rendering). If you choose to save the screenshot as rendering, it will then appear in your ‘Renderings’ folder in the Project Browser.


To save a screenshot conveniently in SketchUp you might want to add the corresponding toolbar first via right-click in the toolbar area and then selecting “Enscape Capturing”:

Enscape Capturing Toolbar

Alternatively, simply select ‘Extensions’ -> ‘Enscape’ -> ‘Screenshot (To File)’.

Saving a screenshot in SketchUp:

Screenshot SketchUp

How do I get the best quality in my screenshots?

  • Make sure you set the Rendering Quality slider in the ‘General’ settings tab to the maximum quality your system can handle without stuttering too much.
  • Dial up the Noise reduction quality slider in the ‘Capture’ settings tab for best possible image quality. This will slightly increase rendering time.

Most settings (e.g. Fog, Depth of Field, etc.) are the same for both screenshots and real time output.

Automatic screenshot naming

If you’d like to save several screenshots in a row, enable Automatic screenshot naming in the ‘Capture’ settings tab. You can then choose a folder where your screenshots will be saved by number in the filename in increasing order.

Export additional background mask

If you’d like to incorporate your rendering into another image, for example a photograph, a very useful tool is the Export additional background mask checkbox in the ‘Capture’ settings tab.
When active, this will tell Enscape to export essentially two renderings at once each time a screenshot is being made – your rendering itself and a black and white mask – an alpha channel – that you can use to easily separate your actual model from the background using, for example, Photoshop:

Comparison Rendering and BackgroundMask

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