I call this photo essay “CTE FTW”
I’m just wondering how/why those older screenshots ended up in Users\(username)\Pictures\Steam Screenshots\
So the default Steam behaviour is to make those numbered directories within
userdata to sync screenshots to the cloud (and any other locations you have Steam installed). When you go into the
Screenshot window in Steam,
show on disk will open that folder and it will always contain jpegs (lossy compression so not always exactly how it looked on the screen but good for uploading to a service with limited space, like your Steam cloud account).
Settings > In-Game there should be a
screenshot folder option that also specifies an additional place to put those captured shots and an option to
save an uncompressed copy which is actually incorrectly labelled. It is the option to create a png rather than jpeg - which is a lossless compression format (so it is compressed, but it doesn’t throw away data). This is where I have it set to drop a second copy of every screenshot I take into my
Pictures\Steam folder. It’s possible that you used to have this set but then something broke and it got unassigned. I’d go in and see where it currently thinks it should be making an additional copy (you may find your missing pictures there) and set it back to your
My Pictures folder. Those copies should be generated at the same time as the
userdata ones so I don’t think it’s a batch process that runs later (or could be something like that going wrong).
Ah, thank you so much!
That’s a good Video Game Advisor post.
very much reiterating this
I just wanted to let you all know that all your wonderful Forza Horizon 4 screenshots convinced me to buy the game and I love it!