Vassal Screen shot camera resolution


I was wondering if there is a way to increase the resolution on the Vassal Screen Shot Camera feature.


What would increasing the resolution mean? Would you give an example?

Thanks Joel,

Each Map screen in Vassal has the option for a camera shot of the screen that creates a png of the map screen. I don’t know what the resolution is currently, my guess is something like 96 pixels. I’m hoping I can increase this to something like 300 pixels.

Screen capture will output at the native resolution of the map board image EDIT: oops. There wouldn’t be much point in going higher than that because you can’t miracle into existence image quality that isn’t there–i.e., to blow up an image larger will just result in interpolation, artifacts, fuzziness, etc.

I agree, the image can never be better than the original. However, I run just about everything at about 300 DPI which gives a great zoom image but when I go to get a screen capture the Image is not as good as the original image.

Is there a way to go into the module files or code and change the capture image resolution? Sounds like you are saying no.

I apologize, I misspoke–sloppy from not actually testing but going by recollection. Using the screen capture feature on a map image that I know to be 5100x3300 pixels (entire game done with assets at 150 pixels per inch) yields an output image of 3397x2198 pixels. Weirdly not quite 100 pixels per inch.

That being said, you are correct there is no configuring the parameters of the feature’s output.

Are you aware that when you take a screenshot of a map, the resolution of the screenshot will equal the zoom % you’re currently viewing? In other words, if you want a full resolution screenshot, zoom the map to 100% before taking the shot.