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The Video Game Screenshot Thread 2012 Edition (IMAGE HEAVY)

posted by Secret Fawful on - last edited - Viewed by 358 users


....Ever wanted to post those glorious looking images from the games you play, and show off your games a bit? Now you CAN. Yaaaay.

644241c154131fd4942b39e9434748e5fc84972cREAD PLEASE:

RULES:

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[*]Limits: 2 screenshots per post. If you have more than 2, make more posts or use thumbnails. High-res pictures must be posted in links.
[*]Naming: Always include the name of the game with the screenshots.
[*]Emulators: Emulator screens are fine. No talking about piracy, though.
[*]Spoilers: Please do not post spoiler screenshots from recently released games.
[*]Thinking: Think before you post. Is the screenshot really worth posting?
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TOOLS:

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[*]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/GIMP: Can 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.
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HOSTS:

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[*]Picpar: 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.
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I would rather you didn't use IMGUR due to compression, but you can if you have no other option.

EXAMPLE PICTURES:

Trine 2
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By Stallion Free at NEOgaf-

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

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4a8a9aab06b18ab61170e6e6cbf94f8745bb9032High-Resolution

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  • I really think that posted screenshots should be sized to actually fit on the screen in these forums. I hate having to side-scroll to see images, and this thread shouldn't be about trying to prove just how unnecessarily high your screen resolution can get.


    This is to say that, though my monitor uses a native 1440x900 resolution, a 1024x768 screenshot would still touch the right side of my screen because of the forum layout.

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  • I liked the fact that there was a Trine 2 picture in there. And that particular area was one of my favorites. Seriously. I stopped playing the game for a few minutes just to admire it.

  • @Chyron8472 said: I really think that posted screenshots should be sized to actually fit on the screen in these forums.

    ....

    All right, I edited the first post to make the images smaller. From now on, high resolution pictures will be posted in links.

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