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The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:45 pm

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Thought we'd try something a bit different which all of us can join in with. Older games, new games, upcoming games. Whatever you like.

I often go around in games exploring and looking for screenshot opportunities, a lot of which I've posted here over the years. The avid gaming photographer in me always comes out when I'm playing a pretty game heh. My screenshots are always spread across different threads or sections of the forum though depending what they're screenshots of. This is a dedicated thread just for that. I imagine I'll be the main poster in here (maybe besides Khizune) given the amount of screenshots I tend to take but it'd be great if more of you join in too, or comment on stuff if not share.

RULES - PLEASE READ:
  • No major spoilers for any brand new releases. We don't want people avoiding the thread due to fear of having a new game spoiled for them. That's not cool.
  • Name the game(s) your screenshots are from along with the platform they were taken on. It may not be obvious for some titles and they may encourage some of us to want to check them out!
  • No limit to the amount of posts you can make or screenshots you can post, at least for now. If there's something you wanna share, share it. Any forum activity is good activity.
  • To limit thread scrolling, if you're posting more than 1 screenshot at a time please try and post screenshots in 2s (see how I've posted mine below).
  • Try to limit your compression if possible. For example: Please don't take a lossy jpg only to upload it to Facebook or Twitter. The jpg is likely compressed as it is but sites like FB & Twitter apply their own compression on top of that, basically destroying that lovely image you've just taken. FRAPS offers uncompressed PNGs, as does the PS4 & Steam. For PS4, hit the share button, then options and you'll find PNG under "Image format" of screenshot settings. For Steam - go to "View > Settings > In-Game and tick "Save an uncompressed copy". This will save a PNG in your screenshot folder as well as a compressed jpg which they let you share to the Steam community galleries. You can't upload uncompressed screenshots to Steam itself though so you'll need to upload the PNG elsewhere.
  • For hosts, I use flickr. They offer 1TB of storage which is probably more than you'll ever need and they don't compress your images themselves when you upload them either. Not sure how to directly link your flickr PNG? Click here:
    First click your image and look for these icons at the bottom right:
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    Click the one circled in red and select "View all sizes"

    This will bring you to a page like so:
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    Click original as underlined in red which will then load your original PNG below it. Simply right click the image > view image (from the drop down) and then grab the URL for your screenshot in the address bar.
    Pretty simply to use but it isn't always obvious at first. It took me a bit of finding :)
COMPRESSION EXAMPLE:
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Left is a PNG uploaded to flickr. This is completey uncompressed both with the image format and the host. Right is a JPG (already compressed) uploaded to Twitter (who add their own compression on top).

Compression is easier to see on some images than others (though anyone with a good eye will probably notice straight away) but take a closer look. Here's the bottom right of the above images zoomed in:
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The JPG/Twitter pic is just a mess lol. Tis not worth taking beautiful screenshots if you're gonna compress em to hell and back now is it? ;)



Looking forward to seeing what games you guys are playing and decide to share screenshots of and I hope you enjoy what I end up sharing in here too. Discussion is welcome and encouraged! :)
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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:52 pm

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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4 Demo)
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ND released a demo of Uncharted 2 from the Nathan Drake Collection yesterday so I thought I'd give it a look and take a few screenies with today's arrival of PNG support. If you weren't aware, these are fully remastered versions of Uncharted 1-3 (not just ports) for the PS4. Gotta say, they've done a great job with them judging from this demo.
I've got a video of it for YouTube as well though it doesn't do it as much justice since the PS4 records videos at 720/30 rather than 1080/60. Expect some more screenies from the full game which is out next week :)
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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:03 pm

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I'd love to include some pics of what I'm currently playing, but one of The Witcher 3's few flaws is lack of screenshot support...

So instead! ;)

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:27 am

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Sent you a PM, bud :)

Just thinking... now that PS4 has PNG support I'll have to go back and replay some games on there at some point. I took some screenshots in Bloodborne when it was released as the art direction in that game really was superb and worth showing off. The jpgs though... sooo compressed that it kinda puts you off sharing them as often. What you saw on the screen was not what came out lol. I plan to do a replay later in the year though (when the expansion is released) so I'll have to take some PNGs. In the meantime, maybe I'll do a replay of Journey one evening ^^

Also :lol: @ the April Fool pic lol.

[Edit] I've just added a few instructions above as well as the compression example :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:30 am

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Haha haven't seen that April Fools pic before.

Also why Gotze over Mahrez? Couldnt afford him?

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:36 pm

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Admittedly Tabletop Simulator is not the most graphically challenging game but it does the job :)

In order we have Game of Thrones, DungeonQuest, a selection of RPG models, Marvel Legendary, and an early prototype of a game I've been working on..

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:40 am

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Legendary Marvel is a fantastic game. Own it and a few expansions as well as Legendary Aliens. Great CCG.

Also, Anubis....you need to add facepacks/logopacks to your game. Those screenshots are so bland! :p
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:44 am

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Journey (PS4)
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Did another replay of Journey tonight. This must be my 3rd? 4th? time playing it this year (as well as watching Lirik play it one Sub Sunday) lol. Short & sweet but just as beautiful every time.

Got this on my wall:
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"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:22 am

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Uncharted 2: The Nathan Drake Collection [PS4]
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This doesn't release over here until Oct 9th so it was a nice surprise to receive this from Mr. Postman yesterday lol.
Obviously some areas look better than others but to say this was a PS3 title they've done a hella job on the visuals and the increased frame rate and resolution is wonderful. Naughty Dog really are some of the best guys in the business for pushing their games to the limit of the hardware, one can only imagine how good Uncharted 4 is going to look and play when it's been built for PS4 (well, I know we've already seen it in action but you know what I mean lol). Expect some more pics! :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:27 am

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Nice name there:

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And for a beast of a different sort (old screenshot, as the date above signifies)...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:43 pm

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The graphical upgrade job they've done on Uncharted really is amazing. A remaster of a different level in that area!

And I love reminders of your Dance Dance days Tbird haha - really takes me back :)
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:46 pm

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Hmm. Why am I not remembering Dance Dance? lol.
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Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:24 pm

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4 months later and we're back in TW3 for Hearts of Stone. Feels good :D

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"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:27 pm

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I haven't actually played that much of the expansion yet but here's a few more ;D

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You kinda forget just how stunning TW3 is when you finish it and go off and play other games for a while, only to come back to it a few months later and have it blow you away again as if you didn't know lol. Love this game :)
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:10 pm

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Huh. Didn't expect this one...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:51 am

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Thunderbird wrote:Huh. Didn't expect this one...

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One of my favorite levels in D3.
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:46 am

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Whizbang wrote:
Thunderbird wrote:Huh. Didn't expect this one...

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One of my favorite levels in D3.


I should note that wasn't Whimseyshire... (check the name).

This is what happens when a Bandit Shrine spawns in a corner...

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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:01 am

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All done with Hearts of Stone now. As such, these will be the last screenshots of TW3 from me for the year. I'll probably take some more in Blood and Wine early next year though so expect some then! ;)

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If you haven't already played TW3 and you appreciate deep & mature storytelling then be sure to pick both that and Hearts of Stone (the first expansion) up before the end of the year. You will not be disappointed :thumb:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:59 pm

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Homeworld Remastered Collection [PC]
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"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:38 am

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Haven't been able to run this with DSR unfortunately (messes around with the mouse cursor, probably the same for their other games too though I didn't try it with those) so having to run this at native 1080p. As such, these aren't downsampled like the rest of my screenies. - Was just saying in the other thread though but I can see this becoming my favourite Telltale game if it continues this way (played eps 1,2 and nearly all of 3 so far). TWD & The Wolf Among Us were both superb so never thought that possible with this, but it quite possibly could be. Will see. Going to wrap ep 3 up today and probably 4 as well, then 5 (the finale) tomorrow if all goes well :)

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"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:47 am

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When I replay Life is Strange I need to take some pics of that...weird given it's a game about photography but I was so immersed in the story that I took no screenshots. It's a beautiful game too...
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Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:01 pm

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Anubis wrote:When I replay Life is Strange I need to take some pics of that...weird given it's a game about photography but I was so immersed in the story that I took no screenshots. It's a beautiful game too...

Games like this can be really hard to capture imo as (in a way) you're limited to conversation moments or cutscenes like with the Tales shots, which are the type of shots I usually avoid. In other games I like to take them during gameplay segments where I have 100% control of the character & what's on my screen. That way I can properly line my shots up etc as if I was taking a real picture etc. Difficult to do that with these games.

I have, however, just discovered a free cam table for cheat engine - wish I had seen it before lol. Not sure if it still works (sometimes they break when a game is patched and they need updating) but I'll be giving that a try when I come to replay it I think. That may not be for a while though as there are too many new games coming out in Nov (and in my backlog which I haven't played yet) for me to go back and spend time replaying something I've just played. It is a pretty game though and with a free cam you'd be able to get some really nice shots:

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Hope it works for you if you come to replay before I do! :)
[Edit: There's this too incase the above doesn't work any more]
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:42 pm

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Last shots. Just finished the last episode :(

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I think this game has been kinda overlooked a little this year (it's not surprising considering how strong the lineup has been) but if you've not yet played this or even considered buying it. Get it. This is (imo) Telltale's best work yet.
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My choices for anyone interested:
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My choices screen for episode 3 appears to have bugged (since it only shows 2 of 3 choices for Fiona) but I blamed Vasquez as well.

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:D :lol:

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"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:50 pm

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Seems like an ordinary place. Maybe.

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I can do more screenshots while going through the game if people are interested (though the game disables the Home Menu during cutscenes, so screenshotting those is gonna be fun :p).

Re: The STR Screenshot Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:23 pm

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Is that the new Fatal Frame game I remember you linking a vid to on IRC? (include the game name with your pics if you can ;)). I'd probably give that a try myself if I had a Wii U.

And more screenshots are always welcome! It's great to see others sharing pics and seeing what you guys are playing too. Quite a variety of shots in here already hehe :thumb:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


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