Taking screenshots

Gaia Sky has an in-built screenshot capturing feature. To take a screenshot press F5 any time during the execution of the program. By default, screenshots are saved in the $HOME/.gaiasky/screenshots folder. The screenshots are in PNG format with high quality settings, so they can grow quite big if the resolution is large.

Screenshot modes

  • Simple mode - This mode saves the current screen buffer to a file. It captures also the GUI and it does so at the current display resolution.
  • Advanced mode - This mode renders the current scene to an off-screen buffer with an arbitrary resolution. The resolution can be configured in the config dialog, Screenshots tab. The advanced mode will NOT capture the GUI or any additional elements that are not part of the scene.