Why cant i take a photo its a mystery! NMS

Thanks that’s really helpful I will try it :blush:

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I really want to use the photo option in No Mans Sky but the ‘Take Screenshot’ option is in red

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I’d try “Reset to default” and see what that listing changes to. I don’t think it’s both mouse buttons.

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Yes, reset to default pressing the ‘middle mouse button’. For some reason, even though the default is ‘left mouse button’, when assigning it manually, it turns red, regardless of what you assign it to, even if assigned to the same default.

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Can confirm. When you’re in the analysis visor, 1,2,3 are set to change visor modes, but I have the 1 and 2 set as shortcuts to toggle 1st/3rd person and taking screenshots. When using the visor, I take random screenshots and change in and out of third person… :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
I sent a list of double booked shortcuts to HG’s Zendesk, let’s see.

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Hi Clement

Thanks, I have done that already

And changed the button I use on the keyboard but the ‘take screenshot’ remains in Red for some reason

Thank you for your help

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But As I am left-handed I’ve reassigned other buttons to and that one is the only one that remains red after I’ve reassigned it

Thanks

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I would suggest to report the issue to Hello Games, as it can apparently not be re-assigned at all. Doing so will always make it show red.

That being said, I would still suggest to set it back to default, make all the other changes you need, but leaving the ‘Take Photo’ button at default, so it doesn’t show red. Any changes showing red, means it will conflict elsewhere.

You can still take images using the default F12 that Steam is configured to, which you can change to your liking in Steam’s client Settings > In-Game.

https://hellogames.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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I just remembered what I actually wanted to say: F12 takes the full screenshot. When you use Photomode (for missions) it cuts off a few centimetres all around. And only one of the two includes the portal coordinates watermark (I think F12).

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Yes, F12 (Steam default) will capture the actual screen, including whatever UI/glyph sequence is visible, while the ‘left mouse button’ (in-game default PC) will not show UI or glyph overlay. You can however use ‘Left Shift’ to hide UI and glyphs to then take a clean screencap with F12.

The cutting off, from what I understood, is caused by the FOV settings used and taking pictures using the in-game ‘left mouse button’, while F12 actually captures the screen without any cropping.
See more discussion about it here and some of the replies that follow:


And a topic about the issue here:

There have been some fixes regarding this issue, but cropping may still be present?

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Yes. Cropping is still present when using the A button on my controller. F12 is the way to go for me.

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I have set the visor-1,2,3 binds to Q. That toggles through them 1,2,3,none. 1,2,3,none., leaving my number keys free for other keybinds. My number 2 key is bound to refresh my mining tool.

oh, that is a good idea! :heart:

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Sorry what is a good idea?

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To be clear, taking a screenshot with the mouse button (or whatever you change the keybinding to) is the only one that works for NMS photo quests.

F12 does not fulfill the quest parameters.

Using key bindings to switch in and out of 3rd person. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hey
It can be reassigned but it’s still red very strange

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Yes, it can be reassigned, but as soon as you do, it will always be red, no matter what you assign it to. It will only ever NOT be red if you return it to default and not assign anything manually to ‘Take Photo’.

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Yes that’s right and that’s what I’m using now F12 thanks for that

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On my PC (1920x1080) and with default FOV, photo mode does show glyphs until I press the left Shift key or wait a few seconds (shuts off by timer, it seems).

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Ah ok thanks that makes sense
I still can’t take a photo, it makes a stuttering sound but no photo is taken. Now I’m using f12 but would rather use the photo option properly

Thanks for your response

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The stuttering is what I experience when using the A button on my controller (in addition to cropping) It would be nice if it was fixed. I think I reported it ages ago.

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