Does GW2 watermark screenshots?

Does GW2 watermark screenshots?

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Posted by: Mr eX.3420

Mr eX.3420

It recently came up that World of Warcraft has been secretly watermarking users’ screenshots with user data—account, server, IP—since as early as 2008: http://www.destructoid.com/world-of-warcraft-screenshots-contain-hidden-user-data-234830.phtml

It would be great to have confirmation that GW2 does not do this. Thanks!

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Posted by: mathisk.6427

mathisk.6427

Take that WoW Screenshot watermarking story with a bit of skepticism. Many people are saying that the supposed watermarks are simply artifacts due to the JPEG compression.

Not that I’m an expert, but I followed the supposed instructions to view the watermark and all I saw was garbage. The same kind of garbage I can get by following those instructions on any JPEG image.

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Posted by: Strawberry Nubcake.7163

Strawberry Nubcake.7163

Yes and no.

The client you and I connect to the game with does not do this.

The client used by testers and anybody else that had to sign an NDA does watermark screenshots for obvious reasons. You would know if our screenshots were watermarked since the type of watermark Anet has always used isn’t very subtle. (There are a few examples floating around out there but I can’t remember exactly where they are. Sorry!)

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Posted by: Hickeroar.9734

Hickeroar.9734

They’re not artifacts. You can’t write a tool to decode artifacts into user account details… ;-)

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Posted by: Mr eX.3420

Mr eX.3420

Any kind of obvious watermarking for testers is understandable, but it’s not really what I’m asking about. I love taking and sharing screenshots and want to make sure I’m not unknowingly revealing personal info as the WoW watermarking does.

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Posted by: Mark Katzbach

Mark Katzbach

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We do not have any watermarking on the live game. Watermarking is used for testers under NDA to prevent leaks of confidential information. You have nothing to worry about when it comes to sharing your screenshots unless you are a tester under NDA and are attempting to share unreleased content.