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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:05 am
Post subject: Screenshot Tips

I just wanted to give some quick tips about taking screenshots. While these tips aren't any sort of golden rule, they may help some of you decide which pics to post since we are only allowed to post 1 a week.

Focus your object - and I don't mean focus like a camera since you obviously can't do that. But take a good long look at what your trying to capture and make sure IT is the focus of the shot. If there are other large itmes in the shot such as buildings and such they may distract from what you're wanting us to see. When you look at you shot your eye should be drawn immediately to what it is you're shooting, not the stuff around it.

Contrast the aircraft - Deciding how to shoot the pic, with the sky or ground scenery can be tricky..whichever you choose it should make the aircraft stand out more not blend in..

Crop out the noise - We've stated in the rules that you can crop your shots..so use that to your advantage...Crop out the speedbar in IL2, and any other "writing" that may appear on screen..That sort of stuff again just distracts from the shot...

Turn off labels - All aircraft labels should be off...nothing takes away from a beautiful pic more than the labeling above it in FS9...

Take your shots in BMP or PSP format - Don't take the shots in jpg format...take them in bmp or psp and then convert them to a high quality jpeg..they'll turn out much better..shots taken in jpg for some reason loose ALOT of quality.

Thats all I can think of right now, if I come up with any more I'll update the sticky...again I am no expert, but anything I can do to help I will..If you have any questions please feel free to ask...now start taking pics and enjoy!
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