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dietz

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JPG's or TGA's that is the question....?
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:51:24 AM »

I have a full CUP install,but for some reson I have lost the ability to take TGA screenshots.For a while there I was getting both a JPEG & a TGA each time I took a screenshot- no longer.To tell the truth i don't know if this is a big deal or not. I thought that TGA's were of a better quality( more psi's?) but no one ever fully explined it to me.If the quality IS better how on earth do I get them back? Thanks! ;)
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Re: JPG's or TGA's that is the question....?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:05:52 AM »

How about my "Screenshot TGA/JPG 4.12" mod released on February 12, 2014  ?

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,39381.0.html

Stock game 4.12.2m has a new function - selectable screenshot saving format TGA or/and JPG - in your Setup-Misc section.
But SASModAct5.3 ignors its setting and saves screenshots in JPG only.
I revert its function to 4.12.2 stock one with a filenames rule by time stamps of "MyScreenshots" one.
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Re: JPG's or TGA's that is the question....?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 10:37:30 AM »

Thanks- downloading now.Do you know if there is indeed any difference in quality?
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Re: JPG's or TGA's that is the question....?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 10:44:41 AM »

JPEG is a lossy compression format.
Small pixel color data are lost in saving.

TGA used by IL-2 1946 is a non-compression format.
Saved TGA data is Dot-by-Dot equal to the screen you see.
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Re: JPG's or TGA's that is the question....?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 11:08:08 AM »

A cogent answer - thank you! ;)
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