Sometimes you need to get a lot of images for a videogame for a blog post or for a project you’re working on. This can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as you might think. For example, if you were to need around 768 Need for Speed images, this may sound impossible. However, there are a few tricks that you can use to make things easier.
Going back to the 768 Need for Speed images example, there is one thing you could do that would speed up the process and that’s use video capture. This is because once you record video footage you’ll have the ability to quickly and efficiently turn still images into screencaps. The process would go something like this:
- Make the video full screen
- Pause the video on the image you want
- Use the “Print Screen” key on your keyboard
- Paste the image into an image editing software
- Edit the image if you want
- Export the image to your folder
Once you get the hang of it, this process is extremely fast and easy when you need to make a large number of images in a short amount of time. Just be aware of the resolution that the video was recorded so that you will know what dimensions are best for exporting your images. Shrinking an image usually isn’t a problem, but making it larger can cause it to get blurry.
Games with multiple entries
Another reason the 768 Need for Speed images example works is because it is a long-running series with over 20 entries. This means that getting a large variety of screen captures is a little easier in this case than from a game series that only has a few entries such as Dark Souls or Cyberpunk 2077. Also, taking images from different games can help you to keep your images distinct from one another if that is a concern.
Now, you might be thinking that you don’t have access to all the games in the series from which you need images. The easy answer to that is YouTube. On YouTube, you can find footage of virtually every game imaginable making it easy to get 768 Need for Speed images using the “Print Screen” method above. Just be aware that you might want to avoid taking screencaps from videos that feature custom characters, cars, and other assets that the YouTuber made themselves.
You should probably avoid videos with watermarks, too. While a person can’t really copyright a screenshot thanks to the Fair Use clause of the DMCA, it would look tacky to take a bunch of screenshots that have someone else’s watermark on them. Alternatively, you could just crop out the watermark if you wanted or just give the YouTuber credit as the source of the images.
By the way, this isn’t legal advice, just some stuff to keep in mind.
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