screenshots? help!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by BURNBURNBURN, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. BURNBURNBURN

    BURNBURNBURN L1: Registered

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    ok, so i finished a simple map a little while ago, and wanted to put up some screenshots of it so people can see what they are downloading. i starteed tf2, loaded my map, hit f5 to take my screenshot, and closed tf2. i then moved the screenshot file (a TGA file) to my desktop. next i opened tf2maps.net in my browser and went to "my files". i found my map (tf_heavyboxing) and then located the screenshot "browse images" button. I selected my screenshot file from my desktop and pressed " add image". after a short time while i presumed my computer was uploading the file, i got a message saying that i cannot upload this type of file. i have tried putting the screenshot in a folder, a compressed folder, and shouting at my computer, but nothing seems to work. any ideas what my problem is? i looked at several tutorials, but they all mention photoshop, which a cannot afford on my current allowance. please help me out here,
    -BURNBURNBURN
     
  2. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Retake the screenshots a jpeg?
     
  3. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    the default f5 screenshot saves files as a .tga, which not many image hosts support. What I do is, in console, type "bind f6 jpeg"

    this makes it so that when I press f6, it takes ascreenshot in .jpeg, and not .tga. jpeg is a horrible image format, yes, but it's universally supported.
     
  4. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    If I were you I would just totally rebind my current f5 key to this:

    bind "F5" "jpeg_quality 100;jpeg"


    You put this in the console when you start up tf2
     
  5. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    I just save as jpg from Gimp,paint,photshop,whatever (I usually crop/shrink too, 1920x1200 is pretty big for most forums)
     
  6. Corvatile

    aa Corvatile eyes open at all times

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    I use Fraps' screenshot tool.
     
  7. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Why use a third-party program (which can also be replaced by MSPaint, btw) when you can just type a few things into console and never have to worry about it again? Also, I'm pretty sure that unless you run TF2 in -windowed -noborder, pressing prt scrn would make TF2 show up as a white rectangle.
     
  8. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    no i must pirate a thousand dollar application so that i can convert between image file formats
     
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  9. Huckle

    Huckle L4: Comfortable Member

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    Or you could just make TF2 output the file format that you want with the jpeg command?
     
  10. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I believe you fell into a sarchasm
     
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  11. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Gimp is free

    can tf2 crop/print to different size than full screen? (I don't want to post 1920x1200's on forums)
     
  12. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Steam Screenshots

    * Added support for Steam Screenshots. Press F12 while in any game that runs the Steam Overlay to take screenshots, then publish them to your Steam Community profile, or anywhere else on the web. Each user is allotted 1 GB of Steam Cloud storage for screenshots.

    No need to upload them now...
     
  13. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Take .jpegs with F5 or F6, then resize in Paint.
     
  14. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    This is probably stupid, but would running TF2 at a lower resolution create smaller screenshots?

    Also, 999 posts, seba.
     
  15. jpr

    aa jpr

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    tf2maps will resize them automatically anyway. also why so many posts, the second one already solved the problem
     
  16. BURNBURNBURN

    BURNBURNBURN L1: Registered

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    ok, i got a huge amount of feedback, thanks......the jpeg command should be much easier than copying and pasting the map into garrysmod and using the picture tool.....which i have done.....
     
  17. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Images are resized, but browsers still load the full version. So if someone cares about everyone's downloads, it's nice to resize anyway.

    But I don't because I don't care. It's 2011, get broadband at least.

    (This is the post where I pretend monthly caps don't exist.)