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User Info: treos2

treos2
1 week ago#1
i was just browsing around, thinking of what i want to play, and came across 2 screenshots for the snes game, Genocide 2.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/snes/581984-genocide-2/images/28 https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/snes/581984-genocide-2/images/27

not only are they so tiny you can barely see what they're pics of but they both have tons of jpg artifacts all over them. i tried right-clicking > view image then fully zooming in on one and saw more artifacts than anything else.

maybe require screenshots require a minimum resolution site before uploading (and yes, with emulators you CAN do far better than a tiny 260 x 225 pic). like a bare minimum of 800 x 600.

and also have them be png instead of jpg to at least try and avoid artifact pics like this.

another change that i, personally, feel would be worth considering is deciding how best to handle cases where an uploader attempts to... upload a frame by frame gallery of a single cutscene from a game. yeah, that has happened here on a number of cases. just have an option to put them in a gallery or something if that's going to be done.

like... cutscenes, gameplay, title screen, credits

split them into relevant categories or something so that one doesn't sometimes have do got through 5-10 pages of a single cutscene just to see the small handful of gameplay screenshots.

and don't bother getting onto me about talking about emulators because they are NOT illegal in any way. (right, nintendo?)

User Info: Lord_Wombat

Lord_Wombat
1 week ago#2
treos2 posted...
and don't bother getting onto me about talking about emulators because they are NOT illegal in any way. (right, nintendo?)
...what?

Regardless, I doubt enough people actually use the screenshot feature to warrant such a change/monitoring (not to mention the 2 you posted as "proof" are absolutely fine on my end), so I'll have to

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User Info: _0blivion_

_0blivion_
2 days ago#3
that's the actual size of snes screens, but a zoom feature would be nice feature for small images

Agree the frame by frame screenshots make browsing through screenshots horrible
Anti-sign to requiring enlarged photos. All screenshots should be submitted at their real resolution. As the above poster said, maybe an on-site feature for enhancing smaller photos, but they should always be submitted as-is.

The site requires all pictures to be uploaded as JPG, and automatically converts them if they're not. I'd support a change to allow PNG uploads. The TC implies that it's the uploader's fault for submitting low quality jpgs, but he was just following the mandatory site guidelines, so make sure you place the blame on the correct party.
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User Info: treos2

treos2
1 day ago#5
_0blivion_ posted...
that's the actual size of snes screens, but a zoom feature would be nice feature for small images

Agree the frame by frame screenshots make browsing through screenshots horrible

o_O are you talking about the internal resolution of the console?

<img src="https://gamefaqs1.cbsistatic.com/screen/full/1/9/8/52198.jpg">
https://gamefaqs1.cbsistatic.com/user_image/2/3/0/AAXJrZAAAUE2.jpg
the above pics are from https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/snes/554041-final-fantasy-iii/images/24 with the bottom pic being enlarged 2 3x the resolution.

why are you trying to defend uploading tiny, low quality, artifact flooded pics that look like garbage when you zoom in to try and see what you're actually looking at.

the ONLY advantage uploading them at such a low resolution has is the ability to try and hide the s***ty image quality and compression artifacts.

you can barely even make out what the sprites look like in the above pic without zooming in! and when you do zoom in, they're all blurry! on top of the massive amounts of compression artifacts that pic is completely useless at such a low resolution.

at least i'm not trying to make excuses for such upload practices.

User Info: treos2

treos2
1 day ago#6
-hotdogturtle-- posted...
Anti-sign to requiring enlarged photos. All screenshots should be submitted at their real resolution. As the above poster said, maybe an on-site feature for enhancing smaller photos, but they should always be submitted as-is.

The site requires all pictures to be uploaded as JPG, and automatically converts them if they're not. I'd support a change to allow PNG uploads. The TC implies that it's the uploader's fault for submitting low quality jpgs, but he was just following the mandatory site guidelines, so make sure you place the blame on the correct party.

"All screenshots should be submitted at their real resolution."

like this? https://gamefaqs1.cbsistatic.com/screen/full/1/9/8/52198.jpg so people looking at the screenshots have to struggle to see any actual details only to see a blurry, artifact flooded, image when they zoom in for a better view?

this is ridiculous and a forum thread that never should've needed to be made in the first place!
treos2 posted...
"All screenshots should be submitted at their real resolution."

like this? https://gamefaqs1.cbsistatic.com/screen/full/1/9/8/52198.jpg so people looking at the screenshots have to struggle to see any actual details only to see a blurry, artifact flooded, image when they zoom in for a better view?

this is ridiculous and a forum thread that never should've needed to be made in the first place!

Being blurry and artifact-flooded has nothing to do with lower resolution.

It's important that the images look as close to their originals as possible, original resolution is a part of that.

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DragonAtma
1 day ago#8
*anti-sign*

You can't demand an 800x600 minimum for a game console that's 256x224! If anything, insist people use png instead of jpg, as the artifacts are caused by using jpg, NOT by the size.
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User Info: MorbidEngel

MorbidEngel
1 day ago#9
Depends on what you convert with. If you convert with something like Photoshop or Gimp it has a lot less artifacting.
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User Info: treos2

treos2
1 day ago#10
SuperInfinity46 posted...
Being blurry and artifact-flooded has nothing to do with lower resolution.

It's important that the images look as close to their originals as possible, original resolution is a part of that.

now i understand why people sometimes say it's nearly impossible to get a website on the internet to implement a QoL change...

quantity > quality? nope
quality > quantity? nope

purist garbage that looks s***ty? yep!

"It's important that the images look as close to their originals as possible, original resolution is a part of that."

even when it means the resulting images look like literal s*** and are so tiny you can barely tell what you're looking at.

i'll just find a different website if i want to see screenshots of a game...or go find a let's play video on youtube. cause when i want to see what a video game looks like in-game i actually want to see WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

honestly...all i was asking for was that screenshots be in a decent resolution where you could actually tell what you're looking at minus all the compression artifacts. which, with emulation and a computers PrtScr key, is really not a major request.
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