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 Post subject: Getting optimum screenshot quality
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:35 am 
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I don't wish to pollute the other sections of the forum with this question, so I'll leave it here.

Now I've begun to post screenshots from TANE, I've noticed that there is a marked difference between the quality of the image that I see in the game, to that which is found in the user data folder, and ultimately uploaded for viewing. The game runs with complete clarity however my images seem to lose this quality. Is there something I have overlooked that is reducing the quality of the screenshots (I'm simply using the Print Screen key), as there are plenty of crystal clear images posted on here by other members?

Details from the performance tab if that's useful:-

Shadow Quality: High
Main Shadow Res: 2048
Texture Detail: High
Post Proc.: High
Water Quality: High
Antialiasing: 8x
Detail Update Rate: High
Use multiple render threads, texture streaming, PhysX and objects behind camera all active.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting optimum screenshot quality
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:34 am 
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I used to have the same problem and discovered it was the picture sharing site that made all the difference. Initially I used Photobucket to share screenshots but switched over to Flickr and straight away I noticed the picture quality improved dramatically. If you aren't using Flickr already, give it a shot and see if that makes an improvement.

Here's an example of the same shot in Photobucket versus Flickr. You can see the resolution isn't as good on the Photobucket shot. This may happen with other picture sharing sites too.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting optimum screenshot quality
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Like PFX, I use Flickr but I also use "picpick" to take the screenshots. It's free to download, and it's what N3V use in-house too Tony [the boss man] told me. The quality is great and it's a simple one click to take the picture. You can then choose to edit it straight away or just simply save it. It's up to you (and it's idiot proof too otherwise I wouldn't be able to use it :lol: )

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 Post subject: Re: Getting optimum screenshot quality
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:35 pm 
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I see what you mean about different hosting sites. Above is flickr, and below is photobucket, which I had been using for Trainz.

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