Forums: Index > Watercooler > Guide, the art of taking weapon screen shot (PC only)

First of, this guide applies to the PC only.

Step1: Acquire screen shot

In-game, open your inventory, right click on your weapon/shield/mod/grenade, select "take screenshot".

Exit borderlands

Go to your Documents/My Games/Borderlands/WillowGame/ScreenShots. The location of the "Documents" folder may vary according to system. In any case DO NOT go to program files, it's not there!

Done right? Wrong.

Step2: Make a pretty crop

If you actually open any of your screenshots, you'll notice that there is about a quarter of the weapon's size worth of transparent border. WTF?

AR590.3 Glorious Havoc.png

There is a VERY EASY - NO WORK INVOLVED way to solve this problem. First, download Image Magick command line, and install it. Don't groan, I'm not even going to make you open the program.

Open a command prompt in your screenshot directory, and type:

FOR %F IN (*) DO convert -trim +repage "%F" "%F"

That's it. No, seriously. You're done. Don't be afraid of the command line, it's real easy. This is the result:

AR590.3 Glorious Havoc happypal.png

Pretty sweet huh?

Optional step 3 for anal users: png optimization

If you're anal like me, then you don't like submitting stuff that's not optimized. I personally just make a single pass of Ken Silverman's PNGOUT. Just in case you don't know, Ken Silverman is the god who built duke3d's graphic engine. He also did other cool stuff like one of the first fully voxelated render engine. Anyways, back on track, just download pngout, and run.

FOR %F IN (*) DO pngout "%F"

That's it. Finished. Your PNGs now take up about 10% less space. Ready for upload!


I hope this helps. I think we are wasting a lot of real internet real estate here on the borderlands wiki, and I think it was time somebody did something about it! :)

Anyways, this being a wiki and everything, I of course give the guide to the community so they can do whatever they want to it (contribute, I hope). Experience, however, has shown that the best guides are the most concise.

Happypal 08:55, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

Are you saying we're running out of internets?! Nohai.png 12:21, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

I suppose that's what Internet2 is for.  nagy   talkScorpio-full.pnglog     12:41, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

Your really going to trust the government? Final signature.jpg 12:45, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

When i try to download the cropper it gives me a wholelota choise. Wich one is it? I... I am the King! 07:56, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

Wow, your procedure can also change the gun from level 57 to 68, with the increased damage and price to boot! Nice! Logisim 22:09, July 6, 2011 (UTC)

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