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[REL|V] Snapmatic Studio


Chipicao
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Snapmatic uploading isn't working for me so I decided to investigate the format used to save these pictures. FYI they're located in \Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\Profiles\<your profile>\GTA5##########
One thing led to another and I ended up making a viewer with lots of features. Enjoy!

http://www.mediafire.com/download/egcem4nx28nc7qd/Snapmatic_Studio.zip

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P.S. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated.

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Id rather just screencap than use the stupid in game phone method. Were on PC no need to use a crap programme designed for consoles to be able to do what PCs have been doing for over a decade

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Ignore the negative dude above, this isn't bad, I'm sure the Snapmatic users, which this place has plenty of, will appreciate it, like the info capture as well, interesting to see what the game records when it saves these.

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I challenge you to create a meme snapshot.

 

Nice work on the viewer! The interface looks very natural.

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Thanks homie!

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Id rather just screencap than use the stupid in game phone method. Were on PC no need to use a crap programme designed for consoles to be able to do what PCs have been doing for over a decade

What are you talking about? Take a second and appreciate Chipicao for taking part of the GTAV modding scene, especially now that's super early and there are practically next to 0 mods available.

 

On topic:

 

I can't see my snapmatic photos as well, not on disk or on cloud, very weird... Thanks for this mod, will try it.

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Thanks for the feedback guys.

 

I can see where EvilFiend is coming from. On PCs we're used to taking screenshots directly, without the hassle of going through the game menu and then upload pics to an online gallery or using 3rd party apps to export them.

But there are other benefits to having a dedicated in-game function, which I'm not gonna mention for the sake of defending my app. Those who get them, get them, otherwise nobody's forced to use "crap programs".

 

It's just too bad that R* decided to implement such a crappy resolution. I only realized after I had already researched the format. The files are 516KB in size, but for the most part the contain other data. The image itself weighs a lot less.

Imagine how cool it would have been if the game rendered pictures taken with Snapmatic at a much higher resolution, like 4 or 8 megapixels. Maybe with mods... :rol:

 

 

PS Thanks to whoever renamed and moved my topic to the appropriate section.

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It's just too bad that R* decided to implement such a crappy resolution. I only realized after I had already researched the format. The files are 516KB in size, but for the most part the contain other data. The image itself weighs a lot less.

Imagine how cool it would have been if the game rendered pictures taken with Snapmatic at a much higher resolution, like 4 or 8 megapixels. Maybe with mods... :rol:

With the amount of Snapmatics that are uploaded to Social Club each day, it's understandable they'd want them at a lower resolution. A bit interesting that the "Game time" is supposedly year 2009 as the game takes place in 2013.

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It's 2013 if you look at pics taken in Online ;)

 

So maybe the single player campaign takes place in 2009 and Online events are 4 years later.

 

 

Was there ever an official confirmation about 2013?

IIRC after the very first trailer it was concluded that the game takes place during or after the recession, which in the US was 2007-2009.

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It's 2013 if you look at pics taken in Online ;)

 

So maybe the single player campaign takes place in 2009 and Online events are 4 years later.

 

 

Was there ever an official confirmation about 2013?

IIRC after the very first trailer it was concluded that the game takes place during or after the recession, which in the US was 2007-2009.

Online is actually supposed to take place a few months before the events of single player. I'm pretty sure 2013 is confirmed by one of the in-game websites.

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Online is actually supposed to take place a few months before the events of single player. I'm pretty sure 2013 is confirmed by one of the in-game websites.

Someone clearly did something wrong. Someone at Rockstar :D

 

In the first snap you can see the time matches that in-store clock perfectly.

 

In the second snap the time matches the phone clock from the screenshot (off by a few minutes because I couldn't take both shots at once).

But most importantly, 21.06.2009 was in fact a Sunday as the phone says :)http://www.timeanddate.com/date/weekday.html?day=21&month=6&year=2009

 

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Of course this can all be a coincidence. But it's a darn big one.

Isn't there anything that shows a complete date in-game? A website or news station? I haven't had much time to play.

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Mast3rsTutorials

This is really cool, I wanted to make a video extracter but don't know what format the videos are in.

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Any info on the format used for them pics i.e. if they're a modified PNG/TGA/JPEG or something like that?

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Online is actually supposed to take place a few months before the events of single player. I'm pretty sure 2013 is confirmed by one of the in-game websites.

Someone clearly did something wrong. Someone at Rockstar :D

 

In the first snap you can see the time matches that in-store clock perfectly.

 

In the second snap the time matches the phone clock from the screenshot (off by a few minutes because I couldn't take both shots at once).

But most importantly, 21.06.2009 was in fact a Sunday as the phone says :)http://www.timeanddate.com/date/weekday.html?day=21&month=6&year=2009

 

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Of course this can all be a coincidence. But it's a darn big one.

Isn't there anything that shows a complete date in-game? A website or news station? I haven't had much time to play.

 

Just a quick confirmation that it is supposed to be 2013. Seems like a dev did indeed f*ck up.

 

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Any info on the format used for them pics i.e. if they're a modified PNG/TGA/JPEG or something like that?

They are 960x536 JPEGs with an extra 292 bytes added the the beginning of the file (header information used by the game and RGSC). They can be converted to normal JPEGs by removing the first 292 bytes with a hex editor and adding .jpg to the file name. Photoshop, IrfanView, and some other image programs (but not all) can detect them as JPEGs and open them.

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Any info on the format used for them pics i.e. if they're a modified PNG/TGA/JPEG or something like that?

They are 960x536 JPEGs with an extra 292 bytes added the the beginning of the file (header information used by the game and RGSC). They can be converted to normal JPEGs by removing the first 292 bytes with a hex editor and adding .jpg to the file name. Photoshop, IrfanView, and some other image programs (but not all) can detect them as JPEGs and open them.

 

No, not quite. The actual file structure is like this:

 

int32 magicNumber //0x01000000

byte[256] //Unicode string in the form "PHOTO - date time" with padding

int32 crc

int32 eof

int32 jsonOffset

int32 titleOffset

int32 descriptionOffset

char[4] imageMarker //"JPEG"

int32 bufferSize

int32 imageSize

byte[imageSize] //actual JPEG image

byte[bufferSize - imageSize] //random leftover data from the gfx buffer

char[4] jsonMarker //"JSON"

int32 jsonLength

char[jsonLength] //image metadata

char[4] titleMarker //"TITL"

int32 titleLength //usualy 256

byte[titleLength] //title is actually a null-terminated string, but the rest is random filler-data

char[4] descriptionMarker //"DESC"

int32 descriptionLength //usualy 256

byte[descriptionLength] //again null-terminated with random padding

char[4] end //"JEND"

 

 

So it's not enough to remove just the first 292 bytes, you have to remove the end as well, relative to the JPEG size.

 

 

 

@Shoun YW :)

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Why you have to remove the end as well? I made a converter app (just drag the files onto the window and it creates jpg files) and I only removing the first 292 bytes and it works nicely. Or how do you mean the end as well?

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Because it's not all JPEG data till the end.

The image is only a fraction of the file; it has a specific length which you need to use if you want to extract it properly.

 

Yes, you can do a half-assed job and remove only the first 292 bytes. And it might work because some image viewers ignore the data at the end. But that doesn't make it right.

 

PS I've edited my previous post to include a complete and analytical file structure.

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Any chance you can identify why Schatmatic only screens in half res? Great tool by the way! REALLY appreciate it good sir. Thanks.

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Ignore the negative dude above, this isn't bad, I'm sure the Snapmatic users, which this place has plenty of, will appreciate it, like the info capture as well, interesting to see what the game records when it saves these.

 

Did this guy get banned according to the "BUSTED!"?

 

Anyone nice tool! Now I can finally upload screenshots from my snapmatic photos to the steam "artwork".

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Just wanna say thanks! its sept. 23, 2019 and this still works perfectly. i couldnt find a solution until now. really big help getting these photos of my modded cars from five mods. Check it out on instagram: Neptik_the_alchemist

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This is always a very useful tool, is there any possibility that you would make another similarity for Red Dead Redemption 2? Thanks!

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