Since we were high-jacking a thread that was about armor... I'm starting this one. So apparently the -bmp command does work! and that helps matters every so slightly. I notice the difference in the quality of the screenshot, but it is subtle. I'm linking my tests with my graphic settings as they are right now. I'll edit the settings in a bit to have max settings and see what the difference is:
Using dropbox instead of imgur to avoid image compression (does anyone know of a image hosting site that doesn't compress?)
I'll leave the linkies under if you care to download them.
My current-medium settings:
.bmp my current settings
.jpeg my current settings
.bmp full settings
.jpeg full settings
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07-12-2012, 22:11 #1
Taking a good screenshot (discussion)
Last edited by Raye; 07-12-2012 at 22:26.
08-12-2012, 01:44 #2
My problem with screenshots in GW2 is that you have to Ctrl + H, take the screenshot, then Ctrl + H again to take a screenshot without the UI. With the pace of the game, you could die in that short period of time.
I think it was LotRO... There was a feature, where if you held Shift and hit the Screenshot Button (ie. Print Screen), it would automatically hide the UI in your screenshot. Hitting Print Screen alone would take the screenshot with the UI. It was awesome.
08-12-2012, 01:45 #3
That was like that in GW1 too RD, I'm not sure why they changed it.
08-12-2012, 07:43 #4
I miss the Shift+ PrintScreen too. And I dont understand why they removed it. It was there in beta and worked fine. Posted on the official forums too a few months ago, but got burried by other topics :( https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/foru...orking-anymore
Also for quality screenshots for GW1 there was: No Shadow, no post-processing, all other setting maxed(too much "bling" from post-processing is bad sometimes)
Probably for GW2 the settings should be the same.
Also try to convert the .bmp to .png. They are both lossless formats but png files have smaller size.
Last edited by Sharkinu; 08-12-2012 at 07:48.
08-12-2012, 08:47 #5
05-01-2013, 23:58 #6
The shift + print screen command in GW1 was nice though.
But I am not really bothered by the current shortcut. It's a bit more clunky, sure but it only takes a second or so to execute (but I have relatively long fingers I guess.)
06-01-2013, 00:08 #7
I wonder if it's possible to bind the combo of ctrl+shift+h to just one button, has anyone tried?
Edit: Just tried it, re-bound the show/hide to just be shift (since I wasn't using it for anything in particular) so now shift+print screen does the trick! =D
Last edited by Raye; 06-01-2013 at 00:40.
07-01-2013, 20:22 #8
Just my 2ct...
I think that the difference between BMP and JPG is minimal. The graphics settings are much more important - and of course the ambient lighting you can get from in-game sources & the background.
07-01-2013, 20:26 #9
I disagree wholeheartedly... I think the bmp is much much much better. I am mostly interested in capturing the hair and the armor in good detail, and that is generally superior when I snap the shot in bmp. It is also easier to edit it without losing quality imo. Admittedly, those tests I did in the OP of this thread are kind of bleh because of the lighting, so I do agree on that point. Taking a screenshot in the character selection screen in jpeg vs. bmp yields a huge difference though. Or maybe I'm just so OCD that I notice >___>
07-01-2013, 20:57 #10