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How did they make this massive screenshot?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by DJAd, May 3, 2013.

  1. DJAd

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  3. Winker

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    3rd party software allows a bigger screen, you can set your own screen size in it.

    Edit, but I just looked at the picture, and it cant do a screen that size. It must be a copy and paste job
     
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  4. Winter

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    You can do this manually with a free photo-editing program called GIMP. Create a large blank photo of appropriate final size, add the first photo section, then add layers of each additional section one at a time. To line up each layer perfectly, adjust the transparency to 50%-70% and use the arrow keys to move pixel-by-pixel. Set each layers' transparency to 100% and then merge all layers into one. Then crop the final photo if needed.

    I use this method a lot to make large topographical maps for civil projects that overlap into multiple topo areas. You can do this with Photoshop and other photo-stitch programs, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty fast and easy with GIMP, and GIMP is free.
     
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  5. Winter

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    You can do a screen shot of any size if your computer has enough memory for the photo editing.
     
  6. G.v.P

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    Image in OP isn't working for me at the moment, but I made a larger than possible screen shot using photoshop and layers awhile ago for the SHE Auction house on Ches:
    http://gvp.nu/uo/empire/images/sheauctionhouseLG50.jpg

    Paxlair did a much bigger image, as I recall. Just takes a lot of printscreening and a lot of transparent stitching if you do it by hand.
     
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  7. Ashlynn_L

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    You can automate the stitching together of multiple images by using something like Photoshop's photomerge function. You just select a bunch of pictures and it'll stitch it together for you by comparing and matching things up. Screw doing it all by hand. =P
     
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  8. Jade of Sonoma

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    LOL Good observaton on the Plague plague ! Yes it must be a string of Screen shots tied together one after another.

    (Copy and paste each frame using Adobe Photoshop by hand works for me on larger canvas. Interesting to say the least.)
     
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    That shot makes me think of the "Where's Waldo?" books.
     
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    That is an awesome screenshot.
     
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  11. Lady Storm

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    OOOOO you can see my house!!
     
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    I'm still a Photoshop novice ;)
     
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    You may need to play with the options a little, and more importantly, your source images need to be comparable (in other words, if you took several screenshots of just green acres, and you expected it to stitch it together - well it will have a hard time because the elements are too ambiguous). It is really intended for actual photos but it works fine for screenshots. Being photoshop there are various settings you can play with.

    But something like that Luna image would be no problem for photomerge to stick together as there are no open plains of indistinct material to work with. It saves a lot of time and effort.
     
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    Oh hush...;)
     
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    Wow, that's epic. Props to whoever did it!
     
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    Well i can............ its right there (points out the nice looking home).
     
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    Wait, wait, wait, STOP THE PRESSES.

    Are you saying there's a program that will make the game window bigger in the classic client? My monitor is 1920 x 1080 (23"), I still use the classic client about half of the time I log in, and I would love to be able to play in something other than a postage stamp-sized window. Please tell me if this is what you meant! If it's not third party approved, well I've never used an unapproved program before, but you know what? EA has had 15 years to make that tiny window bigger. If they wanted to ban me for playing in a bigger game window, well I guess it's been a good run. Someone PM me if it's unapproved.
     
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  18. DJAd

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    Yes it would be awesome if they increase the game size window.
     
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    Yes and its crap that a 3rd party can do it but EA wont
     
  20. Lady Michelle

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    Instead of Waldo it's Where is Plague?
     
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    Obviously the pic was taken from the Goodyear Airship that had been covering the annual Luna Bagball Championship, and was just showcasing the surrounding area!
     
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