NVIDIA Ansel
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Quick Answer

NVIDIA Ansel is a tool recently released to give gamers a greater control and flexibility when it comes to capturing in-game shots. The tool helps you to capture different angles as well as your entire gaming environment thanks to the 360 degrees feature.

After the thirst for great gaming rigs has been quenched thanks to advanced gaming components, now what gamers are interested in is showing off their expertise in the “art” of gaming. This means that there are some movements, tricks, and shots that they would definitely want to be captured. Of course, there are many tools and programs that are available for you to take those screenshots, but they have a lot of limitations, and that is what necessitated the birth of NVIDIA Ansel.

Ordinarily, what you take a screenshot of are the things that your GPU offers to the monitor at a particular time. What this means is that you will not be able to capture any angle that the GPU does not give out. Essentially, you are only a slave of the in-game camera of whatever game you play as far as capturing the screenshot is concerned.

With that said, what if you are able to change the movement of your camera beyond the angle that the screen displays thanks to a movable camera that is placed in the game so that you can take it to anywhere you like?

What Is Nvidia Ansel?

Much more than what your in-game screen capture or any other program offers, Ansel comes with many features that are very useful. Such, include the following:

  • Free Camera: With this camera, you can take shots from almost any angle that you want because it can be moved to the best position that you want. The advantage of this is that you can take pictures from the optimal angles of action. To use this, all you have to do is to pause the game and then move the camera to where you want it to be.
  • Filters: With this feature, you can manipulate the images you take by giving it more life or quality by adjusting things such as brightness, contrast, depth of field, and much more.
  • Super Resolution: The resolution that you are using to play games in may be very good, but after having a screenshot of it, you may still be left asking for more in terms of details. With the Super Resolution feature, you get pictures in tens of thousands of pixels. This means that there is no detail that will go missing with Nvidia Ansel. What you need to understand with this feature is that it requires a lot of resources most especially in the form of storage because the files are usually very large.
  • EXR: With this feature, you can improve the looks of your image without needing to use photo editing programs. With this feature also, you can get the images in the raw format so that you can decide to work on them yourself.
  • 360 Screenshots: With this, you can take a 360 degrees picture of your in-game environment, something that you can view using a VR headset.

List Of Supported Games

When NVIDIA Ansel first began, the number of games that it supported were few, but as time progresses, more games got added to it. However, there are still many that you will not be able to use the program on as a result of compatibility issues. At the time of writing this article, the supported games at optimal settings are:

NVIDIA Ansel Supported Games

7 Days to Die
300 Ying Xiong
7fan All Heroes
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Age of Empires II HD
Age of Wushu (九陰真經)
Agents of Mayhem
AION – Advanced Graphics Engine
Albino Lullaby VR
Alice VR
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Alliance of Valiant Arms
American Truck Simulator
ArcheAge
Arizona Sunshine
ARKTIKA.1
ARK: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved Online
ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead
ARMA 3
Artifact
Armored Warfare
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed Liberation
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Assetto Corsa
Assetto Corsa VR
Atlas Reactor
ATOM RPG
Audition
A Way Out
Azera
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman Arkham VR
Battleborn
Battlefield: Hardline
Battlefield 1
Battlefield 3
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield 4
Battlefield V
Battlerite
Battlerite Royale
Battletech
Battlezone
Bioshock Infinite
Black Desert
Black Gold
Blade and Soul
BlazeRush VR
Bless
Borderlands 2
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Brawlhalla
Bu Bai Chuan Shuo
Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer
Cabal 2
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Chinese Parents (中国式家长)
Chronos VR
Chuan Qi Yong Heng
Cities Skylines
Civilization V
Civilization Online
Closers
Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes 2
Conan Exiles
Counter-Strike 1.6
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike Online (反恐精英Online)
Counter-Strike Online 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies
CrossFire: Rival Factions
Crusader Kings II
Crossout
Crysis 2
Crysis 3
Cuphead
Cyphers
Damaged Core VR
Dangerous Golf
Dark and Light
Dark and Light
Dark Souls II
Dark Souls III
DARK SOULS: REMASTERED
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Darkest Dungeon
Da Tang Wu Shuang
Daylight
DayZ
Da Zhan Shen
Dao Feng Tie Ji
Dead by Daylight
Dead Cells
Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
Dead Rising 4
Dead Space 3
Demon Seals
Depth
Destiny 2
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
Devil’s Third Online
Diablo III
Dirt 3
DiRT 3 Complete Edition
DiRT 4
DiRT Rally
DiRT Rally VR
Dirt Showdown
Dirty Bomb
Dishonored
Dishonored 2
Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition
Divinity: Original Sin Enhance Edition
DmC: Devil May Cry
DNF
Don’t Starve
Don’t Starve Together
DOOM
DOOM VFR
DOOM Vulkan
DOTA 2
Dou Zhan Shen (鬥戰神)
Downward Spiral
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Dragon’s Dogma
Dragon’s Dogma Online
Dragon Nest (龍之谷)
Dragon’s Prophet
Dragon Quest X Online
Dragon Quest® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™
Dreadhalls VR
Dreadnought
Dream Three Kingdoms
Dream Three Kingdoms 2
Dropzone
Dungeon Striker
Dying Light
Dying Light: The Following
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends
ELEX
Elite Dangerous
Elite Dangerous: Horizons
Elite Dangerous: Horizons VR
ELOA
Elsword
EOS
Escape From Tarkov
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Europa Universalis IV
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone
EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone VR
EVEREST VR
Evolve
Extopia (自由禁区)
F1 2012
F1 2013
F1 2014
F1 2015
F1 2016
F1 2017
F1 2018
Fable III
Factorio
Faith of Danschant
Fallout New Vegas
Fallout Shelter
Fallout 3
Fallout 4
Fallout 76
Fallout 4 Far Harbor
Fantasy Westward Journey
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Far Cry 4
Far Cry 5
Far Cry Primal
Farming Simulator 2015
Farming Simulator 17
FATED: The Silent Oath VR
FIFA 12
FIFA 13
FIFA 14
FIFA 15
FIFA 16
FIFA 17
FIFA 18
FIFA 19
FIFA Online 3
FIFA Online 4
Figureheads
FINAL FANTASY XII: The Zodiac Age Remastered
FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE
Final Fantasy XV
Final Fire
Firefall
Firewatch
Fly to KUMA VR
Football Manager 2013
Football Manager 2014
Football Manager 2015
Football Manager 2016
Football Manager 2017
Football Manager 2018
Football Manager 2019
For Honor
Fortnite
ArcheAge
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 4
Freestyle
Freestyle 2
Freestyle Football
Friday the 13th: The Game
FrostPunk
Gang Beasts
Garry’s Mod
Gauntlet (2014)
Gears of War 4
Ghost Recon® Wildlands
Glorious Mission Online (光榮使命)
Grand Theft Auto IV (incl. “Episodes from Liberty City”)
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Graveyard Keeper
GRID 2
GRID: Autosport
Grim Dawn
Gu Jian Qi Tan
Gu Jian Qi Tan Online (古剑奇谭网络版)
Gu Jian Qi Tan 2 (古劍奇譚二)
Gu Jian Qi Tan 3 (古剑奇谭3)
Guild Wars 2
Gundam Online
GWENT
H1Z1
Hai Zhan Shi Jie
Half-Life
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Halo 5: Forge
Halo Wars 2
Hawken
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearts of Iron IV
Hellblade:Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR
Helldivers
Herobound Spirit Champion VR
Heroes and Generals
Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes Three Kingdoms (英雄三國)
Hitman
Hitman Absolution
HITMAN 2
Homefront: The Revolution
Hollow Knight
Homeworld Remastered
Human: Fall Flat
Huang Jin Dao
Huan Xiang Shen Yu
Icarus
Infinite Crisis
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice 2
Insurgency
Into the Breach
Invisible Inc
Ji Feng Zhi Ren
Jurassic World Evolution
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 3
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer
Just Survive
Justice (逆水寒)
JX3 Online (剑网3)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes VR
Kerbal Space Program
Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor: Incursion
Kingdom: Classic
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Under Fire 2
King of Wushu
Knives Out PC Plus (荒野行动Plus)
Kritika
Laplace
LawBreakers
League of Legends
Lego The Incredibles
Lineage
Lineage II
Life Is Strange 2
Lone Echo
Lords of the Fallen
LORD of VERMILION ARENA
LOST ARK
Lost Planet 3
Lucky’s Tale VR
Lu Ding Ji (鹿鼎記)
Mabinogi
Mabinogi Heroes
Mad Max
Mafia III
Magicka 2
Maplestory
MapleStory 2
Mars 2030
MARVEL Powers United VR
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect Andromeda
Master of Orion
Max Payne 3
Mechwarrior Online
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Meng Ta Fang
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Multiplayer
Metal Gear Survive
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 Redux
Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light Redux
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Minecraft
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition
Mirror’s Edge™ Catalyst
Monster Hunter Frontier Z
Monster Hunter Online
Monster Hunter World
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Mortal Kombat X
Mount and Blade: Napoleonic Wars
Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword
Mount and Blade: Warband
Moyu
MU Legend
Mu Online
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
NASCAR ’14
NBA 2K13
NBA 2K14
NBA 2K15
NBA 2K16
NBA 2K17
NBA 2K18
NBA 2K19
NBA 2K Online
Need for Speed(TM) Edge
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Need for Speed
Need for Speed Payback
Need for Speed: Rivals
Need for Speed: Shift
Neverwinter
New Retro Arcade: Neon VR
New Xiyou Online 3
Nex Machina
NieR: Automata
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Nioh: Complete Edition
No Man’s Sky
Nosgoth
Obduction®
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3
Onward VR
Orcs Must Die! 2
Overwatch
Overkill’s The Walking Dead
Oxygen Not Included
Paladins®
Path of Exile
Payday 2
Phantasy Star Online 2
Pillars of Eternity
PixArk
Planetside 2
Planetside 2 (Chinese version)
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
Prey
Point Blank
Portal 2
Prison Architect
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019
Project Cars
Project CARS 2
Project Cars 2 VR
Project Cars VR
Pyre
Qian Nv You Hun (倩女幽魂)
Qiang Shen Ji
QQ Dance
QQ Dance 2 (QQ炫舞2)
QQ San Guo
QQ Sonic
QQ Speed
QQSM 2 (全球使命2)
Quake Champions
Quantum Break
Radial-G VR
Ragnarok Online
Raw Data VR
Realm Royale
Redout VR
Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
Remember Me
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil: Revelations
Rez Infinite
Rez Infinite VR
Rift
RimWorld
Ripcoil
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition
Robinson: The Journey
Robocraft
Robo Recall
Rocket League
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII
Rust
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row IV
SCUM
Sea of Thieves
Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO
Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
Shadowverse
Shadow Warrior 2
Shank
Shank 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shen Wu 2 (神武2)
Shift 2: Unleashed
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth
SimCity (2013)
Skyforge
Slay the Spire
Sleeping Dogs
Smite
Sniper Elite 3
Sniper Elite 4
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
Sonic Forces
SOULCALIBUR VI
SoulWorker
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
Sports Challenge VR
Spacelords
Starbound
Star Control Origins
Stardew Valley
Starpoint Gemini Warlords
Star Trek (2013)
Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront II
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Starcraft II
State of Decay 2
Stellaris
Steep
Strange Brigade
Street Fighter V
Subnautica
Sudden Attack
Sudden Attack 2
Surviving Mars
Switchblade
Tale of Wuxia
Tale of Wuxia Prequel
Team Fortress 2
Tekken 7
TERA
Terraria
Terminator 2 Judgement Day
Tethered VR
The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Climb VR
The Crew
The Crew 2
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Evil Within
The Evil Within 2
The Forest
The Park
The Scroll Of Taiwu (太吾绘卷)
The Secret World
The Sims 3
The Sims 4
The Sims Medieval
The Surge
The Talos Principle VR
The Unspoken
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
They Are Billions
Thief
This War of Mine
Tian Long Ba Bu 3D
Tian Long Ba Bu (天龍八部)
Tian Xia III
TianYu (天谕)
Tiger Knight
Titanfall
Titanfall 2
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tomb Raider (2013)
Torchlight II
Total War: Attila
Total War: Rome II
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War™: WARHAMMER®
Total War: WARHAMMER II
Transformers Online
Tree of Savior
Trials on Tatooine VR
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power
Trove
Two Point Hospital
Unturned
Vampyr
VBS 3
VR Funhouse
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Warface
Warframe
Wargame: Airland Battle
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
War Thunder
Wasteland 2
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
Watch_Dogs
Watch_Dogs 2
Wen Dao
Wild Fire
Wildstar
Will To Live Online
Windborne
Windlands VR
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
World Of Tanks
World of Tanks: Blitz
World of Warcraft
World of Warplanes
World of Warships
XCOM 2
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
X-Heroes
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu (笑傲江湖OL)
Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan 6
Xi Chu Ba Wang
XIYOU ONLINE 2
X-Rebirth
Xuan Yuan Jian Wai Zhuan: Qiong Zhi Fei
Xun Xian
Yu Long Zai Tian (御龙在天)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
ZhengTu 2
Zhengtu Online
Zhu Xian 3

How To Use Nvidia Ansel

Because of the many things that one can do with the NVIDIA Ansel, one can easily get to think that it is very complex to use. On the contrary, it is pretty much easy. However, before one can make use of the program, one need to have a computer that is powered by the NVIDIA graphics card. Also, it is not every game that is compatible with Ansel, hence you need to make sure the game you want to use it on is allowed.

The good news with the graphics card that is needed is that you can use Ansel with cards that go back to the 6-series. With that settled, the next thing to do is to download Ansel through these links: GeForce Experience or GeForce.com. With that done, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Once you are playing a supported game and you want to use Ansel, simply press Alt + F2. What this will do is to pause the game and open up the Ansel overlay.
  2. If what you want to do is to reposition your camera, you can do that with the WASD keys as well as Z, X, and by holding the left mouse and moving it. Another way to do this is by using the D-Pad on your controller. If you are using your keyboard, the Z and X keys are important for controlling the elevation of the camera. To lock your shot, simply click on “Snap”
  3. If what you want is to filter the image, select the filter range and set it to how you want.
  4. You will also have the options of changing the range of brightness, contrast, sketch, color enhancer, and other things. More so, you can decide the resolution range that you want.
  5. If you want to access your Ansel shots, they are stored in the GeForce Experience Gallery. To get them, Press Alt+Z and when the GeForce Experience Overlay opens, select Gallary.
  6. If you want to share any image, select it after opening the gallery and then select your destination. With that done, click on the “Share” button.

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Note: Based on the quality of the picture that you take, you may find yourself with a file that is over 30 to 40GB. Therefore, before you go ahead taking screenshots with Nvidia Ansel, you may need to check to see how large the files are based on your super-resolution setting.

Quick Questions And Answers

How do I get Nvidia Ansel?

To get Nvidia Ansel, you will need to download it through either GeForce Experience or GeForce.com.

How do I open an Nvidia Ansel?

When you want to open it while gaming, press Alt + F2 to pause the game and open the Ansel overlay.