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How to take a screenshot on your MFD
03-11-19, 10:11 PM (This post was last modified: 03-11-19 10:18 PM by Tom - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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How to take a screenshot on your MFD
If you ever need to ask for help on the Raymarine forum or elsewhere, it's fantastic to have images of whatever it is that want to ask about. Photos on your phone are better than nothing, but very often not much better.

Much better, and much easier on a boat moving at 20+ knots, is a screenshot. All recent Raymarine MFDs have shortcuts that allow you to save an exact image of whatever's on the screen onto the card that's in the chart slot. Attached are 3 photos and a screenshot - I bet you can tell which one is most useful!

LightHouse 3: Axiom range, eS and gS-series upgraded to LH3
  1. Select where to save the screenshots in Home > Settings > This Display > Screenshot File
  2. Press (or swipe) Power and then select Take Screenshot
Format: Compressed .PNG

LightHouse 1 & 2: a, c, e, eS and gS-series MFDs
  1. Select where to save the screenshots in Home > Customise > Display Preferences > Screenshot File
  2. Press Power and then select Screen Capture
Format: Compressed .PNG

Classic and Widescreen series: C70, C80, C120, E80, E120, C90W, C120W, C140W, E90W, E120W, E140W
  1. Press and hold the DATA key for around 10s. The screenshot will save to the CF card. A single beep means success, a triple-beep means failure.
Format: Uncompressed .BMP

If you have to take a photo
  • Include the whole screen, not just the part that you feel is relevant. Often there's other vital information that we can't see off the edge of the frame
  • Focus!
  • Use as high-resolution as possible, both when taking the photo and when sending to us. Apple iOS devices in particular like to scale photos to tiny, thumbnail resolutions by default when sharing and these are just too small for us to see clearly
  • If your picture is of your fishfinder view, turn off White Line and Bottom Fill modes, use an appropriate Manual Range and put the Speed Over Ground (SOG) as a displayed databox somewhere in the view.


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