Welcome. Welcome to VideoGamePix.
You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to one of our finest growing Pix verses. I thought so much of VideoGamePix that I elected to establish my Administration here, in the Citadel so thoughtfully provided by Our Benefactors. I have been proud to call VideoGamePix my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown, welcome to VideoGamePix. It's safer here.
Here are some guidelines, subject to change:
- Include the title of the game and resolution of the image You can also include settings like; SweetFX, ENB, level of AA you use or what resolution you're downsampling from.
- "No Jaggies, No Blurries, No Low-polys" That means that you should always use anti-aliasing or downsample, the picture shouldn't have prominent low resolution textures or low poly objects. Style is of course subjective so use your noggin'.
- No Compression. Image hosts like imgur, like to compress your pictures to save space at the cost of image quality. Use hosts that don't compress your images like Flickr, Veuwer, Abload or Slimgur.
- NO Compression. That also means on your end. Steam compresses the screenshots you take by default, you need to turn that off in the settings. Use Fraps or Afterburner, Print Screen works too.
- High Quality, Low Bandwidth Try to save your images as .png if the file size is reasonable or save your images as 100% jpgs. DON'T post 30mb .bmp or .png files. Or at least warn us if you do.
- Photoshop Bad, Game Good Minimal use of Photoshop is encouraged, this is a celebration of how games can look, for real, not just a pretty image subverse.
- No HUD We want to see the game, not your ammo status. Of course the HUD can be tricky to get rid of so minimal HUD is ok or you may Photoshop it out.
- Mark Spoilers Do not post spoilers from games less than two or three months old. Otherwise, mark all spoilers clearly.
- Cutscenes are OK I feel this is a celebration of the work of the artists and developers as much as the work of the screenshotter. Just be careful of spoilers.
- Credits! If the screenshot is not yours, try to credit the author. Many people spend countless hours getting the perfect shot, we should encourage the few people who take this as hobby.
- Critique not Shitonique Don't be a dick, explain your comments on the image and be polite. Submitters should also not be overly defensive if people voice their opinion on a picture, if you feel like someone is being unreasonable then message a moderator.