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Capture Red Dead Redemption 2's PC beauty in new photo mode

Capture Red Dead Redemption 2's mind-blowing beauty on PC with a new photo mode.

Published Fri, Nov 1 2019 5:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC is the definitive version of the game, complete with high-end graphics and uncapped frame rates for powerful systems. And naturally Rockstar wants you to show off their amazing Western with a new photo mode.

Today Rockstar confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2's incoming PC release will have a photo mode, complete with tons of options and effects. The photo mode can freeze frame any scene in the singleplayer campaign and let you zoom around to capture those epic and hilarious moments.

This game was pretty much built for a photo mode. Everything in RDR2 is already amazing, from the lighting effects to the ultra-realistic textures and living, breathing world, and now gamers can basically immortalize their experiences with an in-depth snapshot mode, complete with resolution support up to 8K and lots more.

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Red Dead Redemption 2's photo mode includes the following effects and features:

Basic Controls

  • Orbit - Allows the player to move the camera with the focus specifically on the main character
  • Free cam - The player can also fully detach the camera from the main character, so can move it freely (limited to a short distance away from the player character) around the environment
  • Other Camera options - Camera manipulation options includes Zoom, Roll, and different lens apertures to choose from

Advanced Controls

  • Focus Distance - Determines where the camera view focuses, allowing for the focus to be pulled in very close to blur distant objects, or pushed out to focus on far away objects
  • Blur Strength - Determines how blurry objects outside the Focus Distance are
  • Exposure - Artificially raise or lower the exposure, brightening or darkening the scene
  • Exposure Lock - Lock the exposure to its current level ‐ useful for adjusting the camera angle without changing the lighting conditions
  • Effects
  • Contrast - Adjust the brightness (between light and dark elements of the image
  • Filter/ Filter Intensity - Apply a wide range of filters and gels from the traditional period authentic photographic processes such as Tintype and Daguerreotype as well as more modern in game filters and effects with options to adjust the intensity (more or less transparent)

Post Photo Effects

Once a photo is saved to a player's Social Club gallery, the player can apply effects to photos taken from both Photo Mode, and the in‐game camera, such as various types of sticker images and preset text/words, as well as the option to add custom text in various fonts.

Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on PC on November 5, but only on the Epic Games Store and the new Rockstar Launcher. The Steam version will launch sometime in December.

The game will feature the following optimizations on PC:

  • Uncapped FPS
  • 4K (and 8K) resolution support
  • UltraWide, multi-monitor support
  • HDR confirmed
  • Increased draw distances for better navigation
  • Higher quality global illumination and ambient occlusion for improved day and night lighting
  • Higher quality snow trails, improved reflections and deeper, higher resolution shadows at all distances
  • Tessellated tree textures and improved grass and fur textures for added realism in every plant and animal
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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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