Welcome to the esteemed home page of the Royal Photographic Society of Azeroth. Our purpose and stated aim is to promote and nurture the art of photography throughout the world of Azeroth. In World of Warcraft, snapping a photograph is as easy as hitting the "Print Screen" key. You may use the form below to submit your screenshots for review and possible use on the WorldofWarcraft.com web site. The file must be a JPEG and be less than 2 MB in size.
Mists of Pandaria Screenshots
Use the Screenshot Collection Topics (Last Updated 3/26/12) dropdown on the submission form to check out what we're currently looking for. We also make posts on the news pages for certain topics.
Check out the galleries we've created already here.
Shots submitted for any gallery that has already been posted will only be considered if they're as good as or better than the best shots posted in that gallery. We rely on you to create these awesome galleries, so be sure to send us your very best shots only!
Please include the race, sex, and class in the comments. You don't need to list your items. If we do post your screenshot, feel free to list your items in the
comments. Check out our current shots here before submitting something similar to what we already have.
Also note we're trying for more shots of the races and sexes that we only have a few shots for.
Inappropriate Screenshot Topics
Because these screenshots will be posted on our website, they need to be appropriate for a wide audience. Please avoid anything that might be considered offensive, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate, including but not limited to the topics listed below:
Sexual content or references
Anything disparaging to a group of people in the real world
Smoking / drug use
Areas that are off-limits or only accessible by means of an exploit
Overused Screenshot Topics
Screenshots featuring the topics listed below are unlikely to be accepted because we've seen them many times before. Find a fresh approach to make your submission stand out from the crowd.
Smiley faces or any other
designs created with corpses, smoke, etc.
Jokes about obscure TV shows or movies that most people won't get
Characters laying with each other in beds
Characters sitting in a catapult
Characters sitting/swimming in a pool or taking a bath
Characters sitting on any throne
Characters in front of the moon/sunset
Characters inside of the mouth of a monster
Characters standing on the bow of a boat, "Titanic"-style
Animals or critters polymorphed into sheep
Characters lying down in coffins
Dead characters overlapping each other as the main subject
The Burning Crusade
The Dark Portal
Characters standing in the green transporter in Hellfire Citadel
Any of the Naaru, particularly A'dal in the middle of Shattrath City
Characters running away from or dying to Fel Reavers
Please read before submitting!
Use the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard to take a screenshot in-game. Your screenshot will appear in your World of Warcraft directory in the /Screenshots/ subdirectory.
Make sure your interface and any chat box text is turned off via hitting Alt+Z
Make sure the screenshot is at least in 1024x768 resolution or higher. The ideal format is 1600x1200. Screenshots should not be low-quality or low resolution.
Do not modify the screenshot beyond saving it. If you save the screenshot, save it at medium quality 50 or greater.
When taking most screenshots of large groups (except in PvP), for clarity, turn off player names. To do this, open up the "Interface Options"
and turn off player names. Look through previously posted screenshots for an idea when to use player names.
Try turning up your graphics settings before taking the screenshot. Increase your resolution and maximize the detail settings to assure that your shot is the best it can be! Even if your computer cannot support continuous play at these settings, you can always revert to your previous settings after you take your shot.
Go into first person mode to get a better angle for your screenshot. A screenshot from the default third person camera angle can be okay, but try going into first person mode to find a more interesting angle for your shot.
Choose your best shots and submit those!
Make sure there is no profanity or otherwise questionable chat content onscreen before taking your shot. Screenshots that contain any questionable chat content will not be selected for display.
Try to be original. Capture something that most people haven't seen. That's the shots that typically make it are
those that cause us to pause and say what's going on there?
Make sure you describe what is going on. The caption is not used but it helps us understand what is going
on in the screenshot if it's not clear. If you're including a dungeon screenshot, make sure you select the correct
subject for the dungeon or explain which dungeon you're in the caption.