I love taking my screenshots as you know, and lately I’ve heard of this thing called ReShade. It just makes games look better, but can take a toll on your PC. I was very sceptical about it because I don’t want to do anything that might be illegal and get me banned from FFXIV. Then I saw Rinike’s post, and she had tried it as well, and she linked to a post on MMOgames where there was a post. In that post there was a quote from Hvinire of the Square Enix community team, it said:
Originally Posted by Hvinire:
Utilizing such a tool would not violate any agreements customers have with Square Enix, and we don’t plan on doing anything to restrict users from accessing it.
However, we advise that players use this at their own risk. Square Enix does not regulate the content of the aforementioned add-on and will not be responsible for any damage or losses resulting from its use.
So then I decided to test it, and here is the result.
Here’s an example of the difference.
I’ve had some issues with saving the settings into a file, I’ll have to figure that out later, for now I have to do it manually everytime. I could just download someone elses shader settings but I like to do it myself tbh. I quite like Reshade, but I turn of the settings once I am done doing the photo even if my PC can handle having it all on I just want to spare my PC from the strain. At the end of the day, these are things you could do in Photoshop or Krita, I know a lot of people do that kinda thing, even mess with adding hair and whatever you can imagine. But I guess this save some time 😉