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Stallion Free
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(01-01-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Hopefully someone reads this instead of blindly posting.



  • Limits: 2 screenshots per post. If you have more than 2, make more posts or use thumbnails.
  • Naming: Always include the name of the game with the screenshots.
  • Compression: Don't compress your screens or use a host that compresses them (Steam, Imgur).
  • Emulators: Emulator screens are fine. However, you should list the emulator used.
  • Stretching: Do not post stretched screenshots (4:3 to 16:9 for example).
  • Spoilers: Please do not post spoiler screenshots from recently released games.
  • Thinking: Think before you post. Is the screenshot really worth posting?



  • Fraps: DON'T TAKE JPEGS WITH THIS. The free version takes .bmps/.pngs and those should be the initial format you take screens in as it is lossless.
  • Irfanview/Photoshop: Use one of these to convert to jpeg at 100% quality, crop out black bars or resize pictures.
  • Nvidia Inspector: Program for Nvidia cards for fine tweaking AA/AF and other graphical settings for games.
  • Radeon Pro: Program for ATI cards for fine tweaking AA/AF and other graphical settings for games.



  • Nvidia Inspector: This guide covers how to force AA externally and the basics of using the program.
  • Radeon Pro: Would someone like to do a similar guide?
  • SGSSAA: This guide covers how to implement Sparse Grid Super Sampling, courtesy of BoobPhysics101.



  • Picpar: Brought to you by none other than X3sphere, a simple and efficient image host.
  • Abload: Easy to use, doesn't compress jpegs further, auto-converts bmps to png nicely.
  • Minus: Great interface, love way to share albums of screens.
  • Skydrive: 25 gb of storage, easy to set up folders, slideshows, no picture size limit.
  • Flickr: Good stuff if you are a paid user. Otherwise you are stuck with some limitations and shouldn't really use it.




Here are some great looking games from 2011. Click for full-size. Hopefully 2012 is even better!

Trine


Battlefield 3


Dirt 3


Assassin's Creed: Revelations
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Snuggles
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(01-01-2012, 05:18 AM)
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yay new thread, but you should have said NO STEAM SCREENSHOTS in the title as well
Weenerz
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(01-01-2012, 05:19 AM)
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So bossy.
Flunkie
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(01-01-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

yay new thread, but you should have said NO STEAM SCREENSHOTS in the title as well

I wish Steam would just fix this and stop being such prudes.
Stallion Free
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(01-01-2012, 05:21 AM)
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Peeps who posted on the last page of the old thread should feel free to repost their pics for maximum exposure.
volturnus
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(01-01-2012, 05:23 AM)
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Abload is such an awesome host, I wonder how long it will stay that way..
Ysiadmihi
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(01-01-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

yay new thread, but you should have said NO STEAM SCREENSHOTS in the title as well

What's the problem with Steam screenshots?
Moaradin
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(01-01-2012, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ysiadmihi

What's the problem with Steam screenshots?

Don't they compress them like crazy?
XOMTOR
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(01-01-2012, 05:33 AM)
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What about Google/Picasa web albums? Many of us have Google accounts so uploading there is convenient. Any reason not to use it for pic hosting?
Sober
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(01-01-2012, 05:36 AM)
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Pointless tip: If you are like me and your computer explodes or your browser freezes while loading a page of large screenshots (especially at 100ppp), you might want to hit Esc and then just load each post individually.
ViewtifulJC
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(01-01-2012, 05:38 AM)
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what's wrong with imgur again?
Stallion Free
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(01-01-2012, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by XOMTOR

What about Google/Picasa web albums? Many of us have Google accounts so uploading there is convenient. Any reason not to use it for pic hosting?

Minus is superior. I suggest checking it out.
Broder Salsa
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(01-01-2012, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by ViewtifulJC

what's wrong with imgur again?

Bad compression.


Anyway Saints Row 3 :



Last edited by Broder Salsa; 01-01-2012 at 05:44 AM.
Angelus Errare
this looks like one of those Final Fantasy games lionhead always makes
(01-01-2012, 05:44 AM)
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NBtoaster
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(01-01-2012, 05:49 AM)
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Mechazawa
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Lost Planet 2



alr1ght
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(01-01-2012, 05:49 AM)
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Bastion




Originally Posted by ViewtifulJC

what's wrong with imgur again?

this is what it did to my first pic. compressed to hell.
http://i.imgur.com/k5odK.jpg
Last edited by alr1ght; 01-01-2012 at 05:54 AM.
Sinatar
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(01-01-2012, 05:52 AM)
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Hall of shame from the 2011 thread:



Witcher 2 screenshot for good measure.

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Broder Salsa
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(01-01-2012, 05:54 AM)
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Damn you Btoaster, I was just about to the be the jerk posting the first witcher 2 screens.




scitek
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(01-01-2012, 06:28 AM)
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The last game I played in '11 and first in '12. And I finally got triple buffering working. I think it was the Steam overlay causing it not to work.



Vulcano's assistant
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(01-01-2012, 06:38 AM)
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Skyrim with a WIP config for ENB series.


jim-jam bongs
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(01-01-2012, 06:45 AM)
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Yay a new thread



Sax Russel
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(01-01-2012, 07:11 AM)
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Starting the new year off right with some Mirror's Edge!



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jediyoshi
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(01-01-2012, 07:21 AM)
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Sonic Generations



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Valru
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(01-01-2012, 07:38 AM)
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legacyzero
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(01-01-2012, 07:48 AM)
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Great first page. Glad to be a part of it.
fin
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(01-01-2012, 07:53 AM)
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Click for fullsize









Sethos
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(01-01-2012, 08:14 AM)
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I have an Imgur Pro account, is that worthy?
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Red
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(01-01-2012, 09:11 AM)
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Looks like fin is ignoring the rules already.

I will repost my arkham city shots from the last thread when I sober up. Happy New Year everyone by the way.

Mafia II looks great above. I would've bought it via the holiday Steam sale if my mobo's PCI E slots were all working and I could use PhysX. Sinc, they're not I will have to wait until I score an nvidia card or get a motherboard that actually works properly.
Blizzard
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(01-01-2012, 09:14 AM)
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How about resizing/downsampling screenshots to make them look better (bullshots) -- can we at least have a rule to request people mention it if they use downsampling in an image editor? Of course if the game plays with built-in downsampling then that's different.
Sethos
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

How about resizing/downsampling screenshots to make them look better (bullshots) -- can we at least have a rule to request people mention it if they use downsampling in an image editor? Of course if the game plays with built-in downsampling then that's different.

I'd actually like that, people have to mention when they did something to it. I see it way too often that people downsample and then someone comes along in complete awe of the IQ, which is pretty much on false grounds.
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scitek
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(01-01-2012, 09:31 AM)
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Fine by me.
lastplayed
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Skyrim



Vanillalite
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(01-01-2012, 09:43 AM)
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Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes

Dennis
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Originally Posted by Blizzard

How about resizing/downsampling screenshots to make them look better (bullshots) -- can we at least have a rule to request people mention it if they use downsampling in an image editor? Of course if the game plays with built-in downsampling then that's different.

This is a most blantant personal attack!
Salacious Crumb
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(01-01-2012, 12:26 PM)
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'sif downsample
L0st Id3ntity
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(01-01-2012, 12:37 PM)
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That DoF should be an industry standard.
Isomac
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(01-01-2012, 12:51 PM)
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Star Wars: The Old Republic


sixteen-bit
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(01-01-2012, 01:55 PM)
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Imgur doesn't compress .png uploads do they?
EatChildren
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(01-01-2012, 01:58 PM)
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Another thread, another year of bitching from myself at the impossible magic IQ everyone achieves in their screenshots that I cannot, for the life of me, attain.
Kyaw
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(01-01-2012, 02:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Imgur doesn't compress .png uploads do they?

They compress everything AFAIK unless you have a Pro account.

Also it would be nice to have AA and Downsampling guides in the OP to achieve insane IQ.
Last edited by Kyaw; 01-01-2012 at 02:09 PM.
NBtoaster
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(01-01-2012, 02:33 PM)
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Are artistic shots and shots with unplayable settings allowed this year? No rules about them this time..
Confidence Man
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(01-01-2012, 02:48 PM)
Skyrim ENB



EuropeOG
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(01-01-2012, 03:00 PM)
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Just got BF3. Looks amazing, makes me wonder why I don't get such smooth framerates on Crysis 1? I think it may be my processor or my RAM (do loading times take so long in BF3 for everyone else?) bottlenecking it, but in Crysis I get like 22 - 25fps during combat... on BF3 I get about 40fps throughout multoplayer, the lowest was 35fps.

Anyway, I think I had the colour correction injector already installed when I took these, and not everything is maxed:

[IMG]http://i41.************/15ocf1g.png[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i42.************/jzh1jq.png[/IMG]

Fuck off I didn't use imgur.
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XOMTOR
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(01-01-2012, 03:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Another thread, another year of bitching from myself at the impossible magic IQ everyone achieves in their screenshots that I cannot, for the life of me, attain.

I hear ya. It would be nice if people would post their settings along with their screens, like if they're using an FXAA/SMAA injector, mods, ini/autoexec tweaks etc. That way the thread could be educational as well as good looking.

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