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echo54
05-17-2007, 08:35 PM
I no I missed this somewhere but how do you take in game pictures? If ya take a picture where does it put it or what folder does it go to.
thx echo56

Beaufort-RAF
05-17-2007, 08:47 PM
They go into the main folder, as tga files, called grab0001.tga, grab0002.tga etc.

Freelancer-1
05-17-2007, 08:47 PM
You can do it in game but it's a serious PITA. (not to take the screenie, but to open it)

D/L this program. It's free. It's small and it works a treat.

As well you can save in a easily usable file format (jpg, bmp) instead of tga.

Oh...and you cam make little movies with it.

http://www.fraps.com/download.php

R_Target
05-17-2007, 10:10 PM
I use Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/). Opens just about anything, resaves in any format, limited editing (crop, resize), and free.

heywooood
05-17-2007, 10:49 PM
yes - irfanview is very easy with Il2 for screenies...

Cajun76
05-18-2007, 06:35 AM
IL2 Manager will automatically convert your .tgs's into .jpg for you as well when setup to do so.

IIRC, the screenshot guys (the ones who modify and enhance their screenies) like the .tga I think because it's uncompressed, but I could be wrong.

Irfanview is awesome, you can easily view, convert or convert a whole batch of pics at once into several different formats.

echo54
05-18-2007, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
You can do it in game but it's a serious PITA. (not to take the screenie, but to open it)

D/L this program. It's free. It's small and it works a treat.

As well you can save in a easily usable file format (jpg, bmp) instead of tga.

Oh...and you cam make little movies with it.

http://www.fraps.com/download.php

echo54
05-18-2007, 02:41 PM
Ok. Thanks for all the help. I downloaded the farps program and it worked very well.I'm going to look at the other programs too.I love this game. Now I have a desktop picture that I took myself and it looks awsome. Again thanks for all the help.

echo54