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FFXIV: Taking Amazing Screenshots with GShade Filters

Link to the GShade website. Download and see help documentation there.-

Several years back, I wrote about how I’d installed Stormshade as a filter for my FFXIV screenshots. Sadly, over time, I noticed that Stormshade had not updated and was far from using the newest version of ReShade. Neither was it adding any new filter presets that I could see.

It wasn’t causing any technical trouble, but I decided I wanted to explore more maintained and up-to-date options. This meant trying out GShade, which I’d heard so much about.

Not only was GShade extremely simple to install, but it came with so many preset filters (the website notes there are 450+ presets) by default that I simply was beside myself! Installation was as simple as downloading the .exe and running it. No fiddling with folders – it knows where to find a standard FFXIV install.

It gives you the option to install the presets, but I don’t see why you wouldn’t. This was so much simpler than having to download the presets yourself and find proper folders to put them in for use.

And then, once you launch it, GShade gives you a bit of a tutorial walkthrough on how to do stuff. I was so used to my Stormshade settings that I quickly customized GShade to work the same way (which is not GShade default). And now I’m as happy as I can be every time I sit down to take an artistic screenshot with filters.

An example of the same picture with several different filters. Click to see bigger images:

There’s lots, lots more to choose from than that. So, if you’re looking to spice up your /gpose in FFXIV, give this a shot!

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4 thoughts on “FFXIV: Taking Amazing Screenshots with GShade Filters

  1. Oh that looks pretty cool. I had used a reshade type thing for ESO, but I hadn’t even thought to look for FFXIV! Thanks for sharing!

    Will have to keep this in mind next time I jump into FFXIV, which I feel might be sooner rather than later. 🙂

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  2. In MassivelyOP there is a weekly post for MMOs screenshots where the commenters upload their own screenshots, one commenter always have these beautiful FFXIV screenshots, now i know how he take them 🙂 thank you.

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    1. You’re welcome!

      Even if you don’t have GShade installed, you can still take some pretty impressive shots in FFXIV! The game actually has an amazing /gpose tool built into it (no download needed) that’s constantly seeing new updates throughout the patches. There are some built-in filters you can find using /gpose, but no where near as many as with GShade. Still, I’ve never played a MMO that put as much time and effort into allowing players to take great screenshots like FFXIV!

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