How to Capture Screenshots On Your PSP

Written by Tech84 on April 4, 2008

Update: Re-uploaded the download files


1. A Fat or Slim PSP installed with 3.71 M33 or higher custom firmware. This means it will also work with 3.80 M33 custom firmwares.

2. A USB Cable to enable connection between your computer and your PSP.


1. Download the screencapture pack I’ve prepared to anywhere on your computer.

2.Unzip the file you’ve downloaded.

3. Connect your PSP to your PC using a USB Cable. Check if you have already the seplugins folder on the root of your memory stick. If you don’t have it yet then proceed to step 4. If you do already have it then proceed to step 5.

4. Do this only if you don’t have the seplugins folder yet. Copy the seplugins folder from your computer to the root of your memory stick.

5. If you did step 4 then skip this step. You only have to follow this step if you already have an existing seplugins folder. Copy screenshotbmp.prx from the seplugins on your computer to the seplugins folder on the root of your memory stick. Now go to the seplugins on your memory stick. If you have vsh.txt already present, you have to open the file and edit it. Open it in Notepad or any text editor and add these code in a new line: ms0:/seplugins/screenshotbmp.prx
Check if you also have pops.txt and game.txt present on your seplugins folder in your memory stick. If you have it then do the same routine, edit it and paste that line of code in a new line. Otherwise you can just grab the game.txt and pops.txt from the file you’ve downloaded.

6. Disconnect your PSP from your computer. Now open the recovery menu. How? Turn off your PSP then turn it on again while pressing the R button. On your recovery menu, go to Plugins and enable all the screenshotbmp.prx plugins. Exit the recovery menu.

7. Try it on your XMB. Press the note button. You will know the screenshot plugin is working when an inverse color of your screen will sweep from the bottom to the top. The screenshot will be saved on your PICTURES folder on your memory stick and you can also view it by going to Photo > memory stick on your PSP.

PS. This is the Screen Capture app that i used for my game reviews.

67 Responses to “How to Capture Screenshots On Your PSP”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! finally found a working screencapture app for my psp

  2. Akash says:

    I am completely;y a jerk in this but still able to get it working.
    Keep up

  3. Sam says:

    Thanks you very much =)

  4. Kevin says:

    Hey can u take in-game shots?

  5. Kevin says:

    i just took a screenshot and this is PERFECT..Thanks alot

  6. Otto says:

    Nice plugin, thanks man!

  7. Episode2 says:

    stunning great app……..!! Keep up the good work palz…you r the best…

  8. desty says:

    awsome and simple and it’s actually workin’ xD

  9. Tom says:

    Problem – I have a cheat plugin for some game and it needs a game.txt file to work and so does the screenie plugin. what do i do?
    i dont wanna delete the cheat plugin and i was lookin for a screenie plugin for months!

  10. shade says:

    I cant unzip the downlowed file for some reson

  11. zach says:

    Tom(post no 9), just open the game.txt file and place whats in the game.txt file for this in there. If that doesn’t work don’t blame me 😉

  12. M2X says:

    hey guyz can any one help me with my psp plz i wanna make ctp temes to work on my psp can`t do that….

  13. Squirrelly says:

    Downloading the pack gives a 3k rar with no files in it.

  14. tech84 says:

    the file is fine, i just downlaoded it now and it seems ok. its got the seplugins folder in it..try redownloading it.

  15. David says:

    the plugins r the same names as my cxmb and popsloader plugins. i cant have them both on there what do i did?

  16. hmmm says:

    taking a screen takes for EVAR! or is it just me. takes like one minute.

  17. mansour says:

    what is the the note button you said about it to press it at the last step 7 everything is OK except this please help i am searching for a screen shot from weeks plz help…

  18. nephets says:

    Well, the first time I downloaded this it worked fine, but after using it for about 3 screenshots, I swithced memory cards so that I can listen to my music. then, when I switched back, It didnt work anymore. I cant find the program I origionally had, but if i hit note with the volume down button it opened a help menu, that told me what buttons to press, i could even take videos. Anywho, after it died, I dumped it and downloaded this, and it doesnt work.
    I have firmware version 5.02 GEN-A (full).

  19. Anonymous says:

    ???The ???Jackel

  20. iDawg says:

    THANKS how did u make this?

  21. Anonymous says:

    How exactly do you open the recovery menu? is it possible that with newer firmware it can’t be opened that way? I’ve been holding the right shoulder button while turning it on, and it goes to the standard menu.

  22. CJ says:

    wheres seplugins on windows vista

  23. JP says:

    it only work on my XMB not on the game

  24. Brian says:

    YESS!! I had to enable the plugins in advanced configuration, but after that it worked perfectly!!

  25. PSPredator says:

    Works great for me but for some reason it doesn’t work for PS1 games 🙁

  26. Jack Sparrow says:

    Hi, the screen capture pack link is broken. Can anyone reupload this?

  27. MHFU Chracter: Anthony says:

    in case ur wondering, MHFU stands 4 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

  28. Erick Martinus says:

    Hey, I was confused when I can’t find the screenshotbmp.prx in the plugins menu of recovery menu. but when I open the CPU Speed menu, I found those 3 there and was able to enabled all. Why did this happened?

  29. Tech84 says:

    Fixed the download link.

  30. Tech Nooblets says:

    I can’t find it on the Recovery Menu (plugins) Please Help Me. send it to my email to. Thanks

  31. Anonymous says:

    i cant get the recovery menu up can someone help me?

  32. Devin says:

    im in china rite now and the 2 files needed to be copied arent there。。。。 i could wait till i get back but then im movin soon. help is very well needed 😐

  33. Tewssts says:

    Nice, thanks finally got one that works!

  34. Vespa says:

    Does this work on the PSP vita?

    • Tech84 says:

      I have not tried this yet on a vista, but my assumptions say no because you need to be running custom firmware which the PSP Vista currently isn’t yet.

    • vegeta says:

      you can take screenshot pn your vita, jst hold the PLAYSTAION BUTTON and the STAR one (or the select instead of star)

  35. Tech84 says:

    Just follow the steps sir. =)

  36. Iji says:

    Dose this work with firmware 6.60?

  37. Jwong says:

    Thanks for the tool!

  38. John says:

    In my CFW I access the Recovery Menu by pressing select key, then it will open a small menu with RECOVERY MENU option… just choose Recover Menu that it will go there 😉

  39. Polly says:

    How do I access my Recovery Menu? My firmware is 5.03 Prometheus 3. Thanks.

  40. Volectra says:

    Thankyou very much bro , finaly 😀

  41. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this! I’m so happy!!! And it’s free! Yey

  42. jericho says:

    if you can’t access to the recovery menu, just press the select button and go to recovery menu…. thank you very for this app… 🙂

  43. andrew says:

    works on the 6.60 pro-c thx for the app

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  46. Jam says:

    works great! thanks!!! :)))

  47. Selectbutton says:

    can’t find anything in Plugins, but i found Game Plugin and Pops Plugin in Advanced, and it’s enabled. my PSP firmware is 6.60 PRO-B9. please help.

  48. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much;-)

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  50. Kieran Puckett says:

    Not helped me at all, I am so upset!!!!!

  51. Kokashi says:

    Sorry, but I already do as the step but I can’t take the screenshot (already press the “note”) or the screenshot not appeared in my photo

    System: 6.60 PRO-B9

  52. Erwanin says:

    I have psp e-1004 and i don’t have note button,what i need to do now?

  53. Hana Mira says:

    Hi, could somebody please help me out here? 🙂
    I tried many ways & from many websites to take screenshots but still fail.

    Im using 660 pro-c firmware.
    I’ve tried these steps but to no avail:

    1)Download screencapture pack.
    2)Extracted & put game.txt , vhs.txt, pops.txt in my memory stick seplugins. (There weren’t any existing files in there)
    3)My psp 3000 cant go to recovery menu unless i do a ‘fast recovery for the 660 pro-c firmware’ after that
    4)I go to recovery menu, all pops.txt, game.txt & vhs.txt are enabled.
    5)Unplugged psp & used to the note button to screenshot.
    6)Checked for screenshots BUT NOT THERE ;(
    7)I checked that i dont actually have an XMB file in my psp, so I decided to downloaded other screenshot packs like this with an XMB file, retried all the steps but XMB file doesnt show up & so does the screenshot.

    Please help. Thank you.

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