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2012 High-Res PC Screenshot Thread of Don't Use Imgur

Stallion Free

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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
 

XOMTOR

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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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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.
 

Red

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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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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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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.
 

Dennis

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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.
This is a most blantant personal attack!
 

EatChildren

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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.
 

NBtoaster

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Are artistic shots and shots with unplayable settings allowed this year? No rules about them this time..
 

EuropeOG

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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:





Fuck off I didn't use imgur.
 

XOMTOR

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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.
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.