Getting screencaps for Need for Speed Heat can be very easy in many cases, but sometimes it may not be so straightforward, especially if you play on a console. The good news is that creating a 720p Need for Speed Heat image isn’t as hard as you might think. Let’s go over how to do this and why you’d want a 720p image in the first place.
You may be wondering why you’d ever want a 720p Need for Speed Heat image and the answer is very simple. Larger images, such as 1080p and 4K, also have much larger file sizes. If you’re storing a ton of images on your device, then saving them in 720p can help save space.
Another thing to consider is that getting images in higher resolutions is not always possible. Unlike newer racing games such as F1 22, Need for Speed Heat came out at a time when many people were recording in 720p. This means that screencapping a YouTube video will give you this resolution by default a lot of the time.
Creating a 720p image
The easiest way to do this is to take a screen cap on your PC and simply resize it using an image editing program like MS Paint. If you’re recording video of your own gameplay and are using your captured footage to make the images, then you could set your capture card to record at 720p if you wanted. However, this is generally a bad idea since these days recording at 1080p or higher is the norm.
As far as screencaps on consoles go, both Playstation and Xbox allow you to choose your resolution. Generally speaking, older consoles will let you take 720p Need for Speed Heat images if you want, but you can also set it to 1080p. New consoles even allow you to take 4K HDR screencaps.
Editing your image
Just a raw 720p Need for Speed Heat image probably won’t look very good so you may want to edit. This can be done with MS Paint, but other more advanced editing software such as Gimp or Photoshop would be a better choice. Using these programs you can crop, sharpen, and resize your image as needed. You’ll also be able to add text or additional graphics if you want. Regardless, editing your image is almost always a good idea if you plan on using it for a thumbnail of some kind.
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