Taking better map screenshots.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Tappy_, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Tappy_

    Tappy_ L1: Registered

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    Whenever I take screenshots of my map and post them to TF2Maps they always come out extremely low-res and small. When I take pictures I have all settings maxed, anti-aliasing at max, jpeg_quality 100 etc but they still look like trash. Anybody have a good method of taking screenshots? Could it possibly be my monitors native resolution?
     
  2. BenCo

    BenCo L5: Dapper Member

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    What's your monitor's resolution?
     
  3. Tappy_

    Tappy_ L1: Registered

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    1366x768
     
  4. BenCo

    BenCo L5: Dapper Member

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    Check if you use that in-game too. You may use a lower resolution in-game.
     
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  6. Tappy_

    Tappy_ L1: Registered

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    I actually followed Crash's tutorial on taking screen shots, sv_cheats 1, cl_drawhud 0, bind f5 "jpeg", jpeg_quality 100. Im at 1366x768 16:9 fullscreen, max settings when I take screenshots
     
  7. killohurtz

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    Are you sure you're not uploading images from the thumbnails folder within your screenshot directory? I checked the dimensions of one of the screenshots on your map and it matches a standard Steam thumbnail size, 200x112.
     
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  8. Tappy_

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    That was the problem. Thanks for the help!