Window: Open Frame Capture

This information only applies to Android* workloads.

To access this window: run the Graphics Frame Analyzer from the Windows* Start menu or Apps view.

Use this window to open previously captured frame files for profiling and debugging. You can preview all the frames available on your host system:

Frame capture thumbnails

Select the frame capture you want to debug. This field lists all frame captures located in your Intel® GPA home directory C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Documents\GPA. By default, all frame types are displayed. You can filter the view by selecting the OpenGL ES or DirectX 12 frame types with the toggle button. If all the frames files on your system are of the same type, these toggle buttons are hidden.

To capture a new frame, select your target system in the top pane and click the Add button. All new frames captured while Graphics Frame Analyzer is running appear on top of the list with the marker.


If you do not see your Android* device in this pane, check the USB connection between your host system and the target device, and verify that the path to the Android* SDK Platform-tools directory is set correctly in the Settings menu.

The currently selected frame capture is highlighted with blue borders and appears in the frame preview field. You can use the Left and Right arrow keys to navigate between the captured frames.

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

Frame preview pane

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

  • filename
  • API used
  • frame resolution
  • the name of the device on which the frame was captured
  • GPU details

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

Target systems

  • Select the target system against which to test the captured frame by clicking its name in this field. By default, Graphics Frame Analyzer uses your host system (This PC). If the currently selected player does not support any of the API extensions used in the frame, the marker appears.
  • Add a remote target system to the list by clicking the button. In the opened dialog box, you can enter the IP address of target, and optionally set an alias for the remote system.


Type filter expression field

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


Add button

Click to capture new frames on connected devices.


Open button

Open the currently selected frame capture to start debugging.

Settings button

Manage Graphics Frame Analyzer settings:

  • Enable/disable checking for the newest available version of the Graphics Frame Analyzer.


    During this check, the Graphics Frame 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.

  • Set the path to the Android* SDK Platform-tools directory to be able to test frames for the connected Android* devices. If the path is missing or invalid, the Settings button receives the marker.

Color Scheme toggle button

Change the color scheme of the Graphics Frame Analyzer interface:

  • Light color scheme (default)
  • Dark color scheme


Open Intel® GPA online documentation.

See Also

Opening Frame Capture with Graphics Frame Analyzer for OpenGL*

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