How to do proper screenshots for Demozoo V1.0
by lotek style/.tSCc.^YM Rockerz
When I became a moderator on Demozoo over four years ago the site itself
was pretty much lacking in screenshots. Over the years I found that
people were uploading bad looking screenshots, mostly taken from other
websites with more limited capabilities.
Our goal on Demozoo is to have a proper 'uniform' look instead of a big
mess. Since I am the moderator for all Atari platforms I decided to give
you a couple of hints.
Some general rules:
* native-size - please upload screenshots in their original resolution and
do not upload resized ones. The website itself handles zooming them.
You don't have to resize them in any way - neither filesize nor resolution.
* PNG-format - PNG or GIF are the preferred formats here, to ensure a sharp
look without any artefacts. Absolutely NO .JPG's please!
* Borders on - that's for ST stuff mainly... but WHY? Some demoscreens
use overscan, some do not... if you cut off the borders you may
cut off the effect as well. Stepping back to what I said right before,
we want a uniform look, and if you make screenshots sometimes this way
and sometimes that way we won't reach our goal.
* Original shots - please do not upload any screenshots from other sites
unless you made those as well. We want to have our own. You can upload
as many screenshots as you want, as we don't have limitations here.
Usually the best way to do screenshots is by using emulators. Here's a list
of which ones I am using for which platforms:
Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS)
->Emulator: Stella https://stella-emu.github.io/
Atari 8bit (XL/XE)
->Emulator: Atari800win http://atariarea.krap.pl/PLus/index_us.htm
->Emulator: Altirra http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html
Atari Falcon + Atari TT
->Emulator: Hatari 2.0 https://hatari.tuxfamily.org/
->Emulator: Virtual Jaguar https://icculus.org/virtualjaguar/
->Emulator: Handy http://handy.sourceforge.net/
->Emulator: STeem SSE https://sourceforge.net/projects/steemsse/
I hope that this gave you a little more insight how to get started and
maybe we could expect more screenshots from you in the future.