Screenshot Help!

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So, I've been seeing all of these amazing screenshots and, well, I've been wanting to take my own. Problem is, when I'm flying and trying to take one, it snaps me back to my original position before I can do anything! Is there some kind of trick that I should be doing so that I can take flying screenshots?

 

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Copperblaze Freyhelm
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Copperblaze grew up in the midst of the Dragon War, near-miraculously surviving and staying completely intact through the chaos of it. Not one for pessimism, she did her best to cheer the village up through something she learned early on: pranking. While certainly never able to rival the infamous twins, Copperblaze was soon regarded as one not to mess with unless that Viking wanted their best axe tied to the rear end of a particularly grumpy yak.
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The day Windchaser found an abandoned Skrill egg would change her life forever, but for better or for worse? Often, she wasn't quite sure.
Having escaped the rule of the tyrannical Queen, the Red Death, Windchaser had left behind everything she held dear, including her beloved mate and any chance for hatchlings of her own. So when one was given to her, out of the blue, the motherly Stormcutter couldn't have left it behind if she tried. 
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unless u have three hands

unless u have three hands there is no other way.  if you can get someone to help you, while u hold the position, someone else can control the screenshot. sorry for the bad news! :(

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Hmm, but I don't think that way works, it still snaps back. I know I've seen people talking about something that fixes the camera in place, though. It's a key combination, I believe...

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wow i would love to know how

wow i would love to know how to work that! if you find out please post here! fingers crossed!

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*burps*

I actually have my boyfriend take the picture for me {Ctrl+PrtSc} while I position the shot.
Lolol

 

You could always try pushing the PrtSc button with your nose :P

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Amazing and beautiful doodle of Grimveil, by the talented Vanilia Viking!

 

 

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