Window: Open Trace Capture

To access this dialog box: in the Intel® GPA context menu, select Graphics Trace Analyzer.

Use the Open Trace Capture window to select and open your trace file.

Trace Capture Thumbnails pane

Select the trace capture you want to debug. This field lists all trace captures located in your Intel® GPA home directory ~/GPA. You can sort the trace captures by name or date with the Name button or Date button, respectively. If there are no trace captures on your system, these toggle buttons are hidden.

The currently selected trace capture is highlighted with blue borders and appears in the trace preview pane.

To delete captured traces, hover the mouse pointer over a trace thumbnail and click the Close button in the top right-hand corner of the thumbnail. Confirm your choice by clicking Yes on the thumbnail.

Trace Preview pane

Preview the selected trace captures. This field shows the buffer image and the following trace capture properties:

  • filename
  • API used
  • frame buffer resolution for graphics applications
  • name of the device on which the trace was captured
  • GPU details

To rename the selected trace capture, you can click its filename and enter a new value.

Click Open, to open the selected trace in the Platform View.

Message pane

View the Intel® GPA messages or notifications.


Type filter expression field

Filter the displayed trace capture files by typing in a part of the trace filename.


Open button

Open the currently selected trace capture to start profiling.

Settings button

Manage Graphics Trace Analyzer settings:

  • Disable visualization of tasks of a specified duration.
  • Enable/disable checking for the newest available version of Graphics Trace Analyzer.


    During this check, Graphics Trace Analyzer collects information about your host system. No personally identifiable information is collected.

    If a newer version of the product is available, the Settings button receives the marker. To download the update, click the Settings button and select the available version from the context menu.

  • Change the color scheme of the Graphics Trace Analyzer interface:

    • Light color scheme (default)
    • Dark color scheme

Help button

Open Intel® GPA online documentation.


See Also

Opening Android* Trace Data for Platform Analysis



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