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    Breath of the Wild Screenshots
    • Zelda Wiki is in need of quite a few screenshots to cover the massive game that is Breath of the Wild. If you're interested in grabbing some nice shots for this, I've prepared a tutorial to help you. But firstly, we need to establish what kind of shots are needed. Most of these are actually shots of locations themselves, which you can see here.

      In addition to that, I should mention that there is actually a set standard for what's appropriate in a shot, but the required conditions aren't that difficult to meet. You can read that down below under the "Conditions" section.

      How to upload screenshots

      Wii U

      To take screenshots from your Wii U, set up your desired shot on your TV (do not set the screen to the GamePad, doing so will make the screenshots smaller). Once everything is in frame as desired, hit the Home button and open the Internet Browser. Go to the Wii U Image Share (i.nintendo.net/wiiu/) and select your preferred social media account (Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr). This will upload an image to the account you link your Wii U to when prompted.

      After linking, you will be directed to the upload form. Select the "Browse" button and you will receive a prompt on your GamePad to choose between two images, which are snapshots of what is on screen for the game that your Wii U is presently running. Pick the top image, and optionally enter text in the comment field (if you need to remind yourself what subject the shot is of). Afterwards, click the orange Post button and wait for it to publish to your account.


      Nintendo Switch

      You can take images by pressing the Capture button at the bottom of the left Joy-Con (or between the Left Stick and Home button on a Pro Controller). For shots that have a short time-frame, consider rapidly pressing it to increase the odds you Capture the right moment.

      Upload Method 1: Go to the Album. Select a screenshot, press A to open the Posting and Editing menu and select Post. Select a desired social media account (either Facebook or Twitter) and enter your account details. From there, tailor the text in the post to your liking and post.

      Upload Method 2: This requires an SD Card reader and a microSD to SD adapter. Turn off your Nintendo Switch, insert the microSD Card (the slot is under the stand on the back), then turn on your Switch.
      For Individual images, go to Album, select a screenshot, press A to open Posting and Editing menu and select Copy. Repeat for all images wanted.
      For bulk transfer, go to System Settings > Data Management > Save Data/Screenshots > Manage Screenshots > System Memory > Copy All Screenshots to microSD Card. Wait for the process to finish.

      Once you've done either method, turn off your Switch and remove microSD. Transfer it to your PC.


      If you've uploaded images to your social media account, go to the place that it's stored and view the image in its fullest resolution. Right click the image and copy it (don't click save), open an image editing program (Gimp is a free, open-source software that's great for this) and paste the image. Depending on your settings, you may need to adjust your canvas size to fit the full screenshot (1280×720p). Once that's done, save it to the appropriate title (for screenshots, this is usually "BotW X.png", where "X" is the name of the subject).

      After you have saved your file, you should put it through a lossless PNG compressor. I personally use PNGGauntlet, but as long as it's lossless compression, whichever you choose to use is fine. Once compressed, you can upload it here. Make sure to fill out the entire form when uploading images. If you're unsure about the source, as long as you were the person who took the shot and retrieved it yourself, you can use the Original Source template to attribute yourself. As soon as the fields are filled out, you can upload it and add it to the places it belongs (such as pages on the subject).


      Conditions

      There are tips below about how to take screenshots without Link in the shot, but sometimes you can't (or shouldn't) avoid shots with Link in them. For example, a lot of these in BotW are for shots of Shrine interiors and exteriors. Because of this, there is a set standard for what equipment is appropriate for these screenshots. You can see these here:
      Armor

      Champion's Tunic
      Hylian Trousers (no Dye)

      Link should not be equipped with any headgear.

      Weaponry

      Soldier's Broadsword
      Traveler's Bow (any Arrows)
      Traveler's Shield



      Other Conditions

      • Link should have a maximum of 3 Hearts. Temporary Hearts are not acceptable, and Link's health must be at a full 3 Hearts. If you need to lose some Hearts, you can (save your game and) speak to the Horned Statue in Hateno Village to have him temporarily hold onto your Heart essences. Getting your Hearts back from the Horned Statue costs 20 Rupees, so you can just save your game beforehand, take the necessary shots, and then re-load the save from before.
      • Unless it's necessary to have it otherwise, shots must be taken during the daytime (ideally between 8:00a-3:00p).
      • The weather must be sunny, unless otherwise necessary. You can verify the weather by setting the HUD mode to "Normal".
      • HUD mode should be set to "Pro". This can be done by going to the System menu, selecting Options, and switching to the appropriate mode.
      • Link should not have any active effects on-screen (such as any modifier to Link's Stamina Wheel, attack/defense, speed, temperature or elemental resistance, stealth).
      • The environment should not be tampered with (such as any trees being cut down, or any items/objects in sight that do not naturally belong there).
      Tips
      • Try to take shots which capture the front of a subject, head-on. You should try to keep as much of the subject in the frame as possible, but also try to be as close to the subject as possible when doing so.
      • If Link is up next to an object and you place the camera between Link and the object, you can turn Link "invisible" in order to take screenshots without him in them. A lot of times, walls/cliffs and trees are your ally.
      • Slightly higher ground usually allows for better shots of the subject. You can climb nearby trees, position the camera to face the sky to hide Link and then slightly readjust the camera until you get the angle you want. This is possible for all trees, but it's more difficult for thinner trees.
      • Sometimes you don't have anything to place up against Link for the ideal shot. This is when you can use the amiibo Rune to spawn in Treasure Chests or metal crates (the latter being with the Guardian amiibo) that you can position with Magnesis. After placing the Treasure Chest in the ideal spot, crouch down, face away from the Chest (so you don't have the on-screen prompt to open it) and position the camera accordingly.
      If you need help finding any of these pieces of equipment, you can refer to this post. If you have any questions, concerns or recommendations, we're here for you.
    • Finding the Armor

      Champion's Tunic
      The Champion's Tunic is obtained after speaking to Impa and following her directions up to the point where you are tasked with recovering Memories. As soon as you recover your first Memory, Impa will gift you the Champion's Tunic.

      Hylian Trousers
      The Hylian Trousers can be obtained from a Treasure Chest in one of the buildings along the steps up to the Temple of Time. Alternatively, you can buy them from the Armor Shops in Kakariko Village and Hateno Village for 90 Rupees.


      Finding the Weapons

      Soldier's Broadsword
      Warp to Shae Loya Shrine outside of the Tabantha Bridge Stable. North of the pen holding the White Goats, you can find a stack of boxes. Laid against the boxes is a Soldier's Broadsword.

      Traveler's Bow
      Warp to the Shrine of Resurrection on the Great Plateau. Walk outside and glide off of the cliff northeast into the Forest of Spirits. On your map you should see a giant, hollow log, and a pond to the east of it. Roughly midway between those two features you will find a campsite in the woods with a Campfire, a Cooking Pot and a log with items resting against it. This is where you can grab a Traveler's Bow.

      Traveler's Shield
      Warp to the Lanayru Tower and glide west to Mercay Island. The cave on the eastern side of the hill there hosts a Bokoblin camp. Along the ground inside the cave, you can find a Traveler's Shield. If the Bokoblins notice you, they'll grab the Shield, so this is better done at night. Alternatively, you can take the direct approach and dispose of them to take the Shield that way.
    • Here's a heads up that screenshots taken in Master Mode (unless specifically regarding Master Mode) aren't acceptable and will need to be replaced. The reason for this is because Master Mode adds a Triforce symbol on the bottom left of the screen, even in cutscenes.

      That should go without saying but we've noticed some people have been uploading Master Mode screenshots, so please remember to check what mode you're on before you take any shots.
    • Everyone is welcome to contribute as long as the guidelines are followed. Overlap in work is pretty rare and people usually upload the images quickly after taking them, so that shouldn't be a major concern. If you're really worried about it, I'd recommend just sticking to one Region or sub-Region on the article linked in the original post. You'll notice fairly quickly whether people are covering the same content as you.

      Apart from that, if you announce your intent to cover something in this thread, other contributors will be able to see it if they're keeping up. Again though, the chance that someone would be uploading an image of the exact same subject is pretty low.
    • What if you have some reaaaaally pretty screenshots of areas, but that have a sunset or something else in them?

      It's the sunset that makes them pretty, but I think the rules say the pics can't have any special weather effects.
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    • Canyarion wrote:

      What if you have some reaaaaally pretty screenshots of areas, but that have a sunset or something else in them?

      It's the sunset that makes them pretty, but I think the rules say the pics can't have any special weather effects.

      Tony wrote:


      • Unless it's necessary to have it otherwise, shots must be taken during the daytime (ideally between 8:00a-3:00p).
      • The weather must be sunny, unless otherwise necessary. You can verify the weather by setting the HUD mode to "Normal".

      Sorry for the late response. Sunsets wouldn't be against the second quoted condition about the weather as it is mostly unrelated to the weather, though it was most likely sunny weather as requested, but it would break the first quoted condition unless it was necessary to take the screenshots while the sun was setting.
    • Is it acceptable to take a screenshot of an area after it has been cleared of enemies, or would that be considered unnatural?

      Also, curious; suppose we had a picture where Link is required to ride a horse in it.
      Would it be preferable to have him riding the chestnut brown horse with the Amiibo-exclusive Traveler's Saddle and Bridle, as he does in cutscenes and promotional material?
      I ask because the gear in this guide seems to be based off of the cover art.

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    • I might say that an area cleared of enemies would be better than a screenshot with them, unless you happen to take the screenshot under the very careful and difficult condition of not scaling the enemies up whatsoever. (Keep in mind though, the other elements such as trees should be undisturbed.)

      I'm not aware of any cases where Link must ride a Horse, other than in minigames or in a certain battle. However, if there were to be a screenshot taken with the Horse, it would follow those conditions you mentioned.

      The screenshot conditions are indeed based on promotional artwork and official gameplay clips. We among the staff are planning to handle edge cases that deviate from the instructions above given that there are some specific combinations of equipment under particular conditions (such as in areas of extreme heat that would otherwise destroy your wooden equipment). These haven't been mentioned in the original post because it's just simpler to have the staff handle these handful of cases where different conditions must be met.

      That's not to say you can't take a shot that necessitates the Horse, as long as you follow the official standard. I'm curious what other cases there might be that would require a Horse.
    • Well, an obvious one would be the horse article, or a screenshot of Malanya reviving a horse.
      Here's the current screenshot for Link riding a horse on the horse article.


      If you're using pictures of promotional material and cutscenes, wouldn't equipping Link with only his Champion's Tunic, Hylian Trousers and Master Sword also work? This is his default look in cutscenes, and the Master Sword doesn't catch fire.
      Then again, could be considered a spoiler, and it's unnatural to the gameplay to depict Link in the wrong clothing for the area.

      THEN AGAIN, there's a cutscene on Death Mountain that does just that, although I'm not sure if it's in the ultra-hot areas and this was before Eldin Volcano became that active.

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    • As a bit of an off-topic, I was planning on making an article about Link's unnamed horse in Breath of the Wild, as well as the articles on the Traveler's Saddle and the Traveler's Bridle.

      I figure it would be very useful for people wondering what the significance behind the Amiibo drops are, and why Link rides away on a horse that isn't the player's in the secret ending.

      Would that be something worth doing or is Link's trailer horse not noteworthy enough to receive the same treatment as the White Horse / Giant Horse?

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    • gamtos wrote:

      If you're using pictures of promotional material and cutscenes, wouldn't equipping Link with only his Champion's Tunic, Hylian Trousers and Master Sword also work? This is his default look in cutscenes, and the Master Sword doesn't catch fire.
      Then again, could be considered a spoiler, and it's unnatural to the gameplay to depict Link in the wrong clothing for the area.
      I didn't say cutscenes, though. It's official gameplay footage (mostly trailers) and artwork that we base what's acceptable for screenshots. The cutscenes are nearly all set a century prior and only apply to Link in his role as Zelda's personal knight. The gameplay footage and artwork concern Link as the amnesiac traveler, a design that's consistently used to illustrate his adventure through Hyrule following the Great Calamity.

      Simply put, the setup with Link in his Champion garb with the Master Sword are only acceptable for pre- and post-game. It was my initial direction for Link to be wearing this setup, but I realized after the game came out that the proper set of Armor and gear to use is the one listed in the first post. The only exception is, perhaps, the battle with Calamity Ganon and DBG, as the game will forcefully equip the Master Sword if you have it.

      gamtos wrote:

      As a bit of an off-topic, I was planning on making an article about Link's unnamed horse in Breath of the Wild, as well as the articles on the Traveler's Saddle and the Traveler's Bridle.

      I figure it would be very useful for people wondering what the significance behind the Amiibo drops are, and why Link rides away on a horse that isn't the player's in the secret ending.

      Would that be something worth doing or is Link's trailer horse not noteworthy enough to receive the same treatment as the White Horse / Giant Horse?
      Since his trailer(/True Ending) Horse doesn't have a name, it would have to go on the Horse page. It's definitely worth noting there. Articles on the Traveler's Saddle and Bridle are most welcome, too. If you need help with any of that, feel free to ask.