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16th Sep 2005, 08:26 AM
ok i use body shop to make clothes for my sims and they look really good in body shop and in the game. My problem is when i try to save images from the game (taken with the camara or by using prnt screen or from body shop) and i try to save them from my paint shop pro as jpgs or gifs they end up not looking smooth. Ive tried posting previews at forums of some clothes that i made but the images look awful when i save them from my psp 8. Does anyone know what im doing wrong?
16th Sep 2005, 04:28 PM
First of all, before you take the pic in game, make sure that you change the graphics settings to as high quality as possible in game options. Some recommend to turn shadows off but I think shadows can sometimes look good so try and see what you think looks best yourself. It's also important to have a high screen resolution set compared to the screen size you have. For example if you have your screen resolution set to 1280 x 960 the pics will look terrible if you have the game set to only 800 x 600 (unless you play in window mode with a minimized window). Also set the pic size to the largest possible in game options.
Take the picture with the camera or by hitting print screen. Go to your graphics editor, in your case PSP, and open the picture either from your neighbourhood\storytelling folder if you took the pic with the game camera or, if you hit print screen, right click and choose "paste as new image" (this will open it from the clipboard).
If you took the pic with the camera I'd recommend that you use the screenshot bmp picture instead of the snapshot jpg as there's a huge difference in quality between those two file formats and the jpgs that are generated by the game have a rather poor quality usually. From the bmp you're now going to make a better jpg.
When you have the pic opened in PSP, go to the file menu and choose export and JPG optimizer. Set the compression value as low as possible, 1 is lowest and gives you a perfect quality but also a very big file size in bytes. The lower compression, the better. Give the new jpg a name and save it.
This is the best way to take good screen pictures and I always do it like this myself. Remember, to get a good jpg, always make it from a bmp. Good luck! :)
16th Sep 2005, 11:34 PM
Thank you so much! i made three new shirts for adults so im gonna try to see if this works!!!!!
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