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    Screenshots and how they're saved

    One of the slightly annoying things that I've had in EU3 is that all of the screenshots you take are saved as BMPs. A lot of image hosts do not have the capability of uploading these as JPG and PNG are the most popular formats.

    So... I know it is minor but can we get the game to save the screenshots as JPG/PNG by default?

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    Yep, that would be nice, with lossless JPG/PNG conversion in the background. Those BMP-worldmaps are really eating disk space (only second to the saves folder), but converting by hand would take quite a while.

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    I don't know if EUIV will have an "in-game" screenshot function, but steam does have one and it works pretty well (And they save it in jpg).

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    Probably they will just go with the steam one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweGecko View Post
    Probably they will just go with the steam one.
    I doubt it. The screenshot is already integrated in the engine, and it is highly specialised. You can not only take a ordinary screenshot, but also create the current map of the world. I don't think it's worth to drop this great feature.

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    Eu4 saves screenshots & maps as PNG

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    Good news!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chieron View Post
    Yep, that would be nice, with lossless JPG/PNG conversion in the background. Those BMP-worldmaps are really eating disk space (only second to the saves folder), but converting by hand would take quite a while.
    There are image programs that can batch convert BMPs. Personally I use IrfanView which is free.

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    It'll also mean that each picture isn't 5mb each. Great news, Johan!
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    That's great news!

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    F12 is the universal hotkey that Steam uses to take a screenshot in all games. Can you take that into consideration when assigning hotkeys? I've been doubling up on screenshots/world map screens because of that with EU3.

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