steam’s-new-format-is-hiding-my-screenshots-from-me-and-that-is-the-worst-minor-inconvenience-of-my-week

Steam’s interface is about to alter once more—or has already in the event you’re within the Steam Shopper beta—and I have been on the reciving finish of sufficient site design adjustments in my life to realize it will not really feel so mistaken for too lengthy. Besides that Valve managed to make the already unhealthy Screenshot Supervisor window even worse and it is ruining my week.

Valve launched an update to Steam’s interface final week on the Steam beta shopper and at first I used to be pleasantly shocked. I am into the brand new look typically however I additionally observed my much-used Screenshot Supervisor window (previously Screenshot Uploader) had lastly gotten a little bit love. Till the update, it had regarded like this for years:

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It was a bit clunky and ugly, however all I ever actually used it for was hitting the dropdown menu to discover a game after which hitting the “show on disk” button so I can really handle these screenshots in my very own file explorer. Then this week I up to date my shopper and my first response was “oh, it appears good!” 

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I used to be glad to get an app redesign that I did not instantly hate. However I used to be a idiot to be glad.

Simply hours later I hit that dropdown menu as standard, however the one two gadgets are my two most not too long ago performed video games: Cassette Beasts and the demo for Tiny Life. Where is my full checklist of video games, Steam? I would like my screenshots folder for Roots of Pacha to point out a good friend the progress on my farm. I would like my Phasmophobia folder to search out that screenshot of a pal rave dancing within the truck in VR.

For the lot of us swapping shots on Discord or pulling them up in Paint to do a little bit of cropping, possibly a little bit memeing, this can be a devastating minor inconvenience. As a result of manually discovering your steam screenshot folder for a specific game entails understanding its numerical Steam app ID quantity. 

If you need your Phasmo shots, for example, that’ll be at C:Program Information (x86)Steamuserdata[user ID]760remote739630screenshots.

I ought to have the ability to simply go to View>Screenshots within the high of my Steam app bar, discover my game by its precise identify within the dropdown checklist, and hit that good new open folder button. If it labored, that’s. Valve has launched three units of fixes for the reason that preliminary redesign, together with different points with the Screenshot Supervisor, however not the dearth of a full checklist. I certain hope it is not supposed to be this manner.

Even of us who simply add screenshots from their newest session to their Steam profile aren’t having a significantly better time. Over within the suggestions for the update many cannot get screenshots to add publicly, solely with the visibility set to “personal.” It additionally solely reveals the latest 30 screenshots, so in the event you took a ton in sooner or later or are simply attempting to add one thing older, you are out of luck.

For those who’ve been equally and did not do not forget that you are within the Steam beta (I did not) you’ll be able to choose out beneath Steam > Settings > Interface > Shopper Beta Participation. Hopefully, it is only a set of small oversights that will likely be corrected earlier than the update will get to each different Steam person on the market.