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#1

Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:07 PM

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This topic is for questions, additions, etcetera, about the GTA IV Photo Contest. This topic will also be used for the voting round. Please don't reply at the other topic.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:46 AM

I have two questions :

1- Can we use mods and tweaks ?

2- I use the free version of FRAPS to capture screenshots, and its limited to .bmp pictures, may i convert it to .jpg or not ?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:27 AM

1. No.
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# Any form of Modding is not allowed. Video-editors may be used, because you don't edit the photo.


2. Of course you can. wink.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:13 AM Edited by thales100, 15 April 2009 - 10:49 AM.

Ok, thanks. icon14.gif

One last question, the GTA 4 video editor has some color filters, these arent any kind of modding or tweak, but actual part of the video editor, since its use is allowed am i correct to consider the filters can be normally applied to the screenshots we take using it ?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:26 PM

I hope we can get some console users involved, I know there are technical issues involved in console users taking screenshots but it would be great to see them getting involved. So come on guys it will be a laugh.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:47 PM

Does quality matters?
I only have a small sh*tty cam :|

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:57 PM

You should have a section for PC, and XBOX/PS3, so that since PC users can make WAY better pics, the competition will be fair, Hope you take my idea, smile.gif

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:20 AM

QUOTE (thales100 @ Apr 15 2009, 12:13)
Ok, thanks.  icon14.gif

One last question, the GTA 4 video editor has some color filters, these arent any kind of modding or tweak, but actual part of the video editor, since its use is allowed am i correct to consider the filters can be normally applied to the screenshots we take using it ?

There you have a point. Someone told me that the video editor (I never used it blush.gif ), was only a thing to record your play. I don't think it is fair to say that you can edit the picture with an editor, and the console versions can't. So I change the rule a bit: you are only allowed to use the video editor when you just use it for taking a screenshot. So, you aren't allowed to edit the image one way or the other.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:53 AM

Okay, apparantly quality does not matter smile.gif

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:59 AM

I certainly hope that members won't only vote for the one with the best quality, I hope that they also mind creativity and how it connects to the theme.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE (oldage @ Apr 16 2009, 12:53)
Okay, apparantly quality does not matter smile.gif

Well obviously PC gamers will have a bit of a leg up quality wise. However console users could counteract that with their screen shots being more "intense". It just takes a little bit of imagination, but it would be fun to have a bit of friendly rivalry.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:36 PM

Pixel count does not matter on this but imagination, creativity & fun.
Oldage, if You donĀ“t have capture card/device, tripod can help a lot if You capture with camera. Before having a capture card I used self-made handle that was attached to the edge of table to get the best direction and quality. Big problem with recording using camera-to-screen method is that You may have lot of strange color patterns in the footage. Play out and test, and shut lights from background!

@ Dutchy3010, there is still one advantage. PC users can have any point of view with the editor. Console user is limited to the recorded video footage. Of course sometimes it may be a funny thing and You are able to get the right view before taking the screen but I see this as quite advantage over console players.

But, Your contest You decide the rules. Good luck to all competitors!

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

This sounds like fun, i just need to find away to take a good photo of gta iv on my Playstation 3.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:40 PM

QUOTE (Dutchy3010 @ Apr 16 2009, 10:20)
you are only allowed to use the video editor when you just use it for taking a screenshot. So, you aren't allowed to edit the image one way or the other.

K, sounds good. colgate.gif

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

I'm gonna participate on this one. biggrin.gif

I have a pic I took a long time ago, when I bought the game, and it's very unique. tounge.gif

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (Hydro_PT @ Apr 17 2009, 20:36)
I'm gonna participate on this one. biggrin.gif

I have a pic I took a long time ago, when I bought the game, and it's very unique. tounge.gif

Show it i say! that_guy2057_evilgrin.gif

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:09 PM

I don't have it anymore. sad.gif

Been searching all my folders, it's simply gone. Damn it was a beautiful picture... I'll try to get it again, but it's gonna be hard. Damn it... suicidal.gif

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:06 AM

Sounds very cool colgate.gif
I join this contest!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:38 PM

Can we edit pictures ? if not .. its cool . Im in. smile.gif

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE (lauris18 @ Apr 20 2009, 14:38)
Can we edit pictures ? if not .. its cool . Im in. smile.gif

Of course not. wink.gif Then it won't be a GTA IV contest any more (but a Graphics contest).

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:17 PM

Are official cheats allowed?

When a new round starts (or something like that), will there be a new post in the announcements thread?
This would help me to keep on track with the contest because I don't visit this forum everyday and I don't want to miss a round/voting/voting results/whatever wink.gif

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

Yes official cheats are allowed.

I will make an announcement in the main topic. Next to that, when this contest starts, I will send everyone a PM.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:38 PM

Thanks, sounds very good! I'm looking forward to the contest! turn.gif

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:50 AM

I've got one that's pretty unique... but in low quality... i'd like to join the contest!

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:30 AM

I need to know if its right to put OWNED in the photo

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE (quechus13 @ Apr 23 2009, 12:30)
I need to know if its right to put OWNED in the photo

You can give a description with each picture you send in. wink.gif It isn't allowed to add something to the picture.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:17 PM

I'm not going to be sending in photo's as my console is on holiday in Germany at the moment, but do I have to register to be able to vote on others photos?

Or can you only vote if you've contributed?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:21 PM

No you don't have to register to vote. I believe Dutchy3010 will be using the normal voting facilities on here so all users can vote. You only have to contact Dutchy3010 if you want to submit pictures to the contest.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:48 PM

I dont owna capture card, just a digital camera, Will points be deducted for quality since I am taking a picture staraight from a TV.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:57 PM

We don't give points, the members can vote. So it is possible that you won't get that many points. So make sure you are very creative, so you have an unique picture. wink.gif




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