How to Use Photo Mode | Last of Us 2

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This guide teaches the basic features of the Photo Mode in The Last of Us Part 2. Read on to learn how to use Photo Mode and how each feature affects your photo.

How to Use Photo Mode

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Photo Mode can be accessed by pressing the Options button on your controller and selecting the Photo Mode at the menu. This feature allows you to manipulate your camera as well as add additional effects, with different options to further improve the image that you are trying to take.


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The Camera tab gives you the option to freely control the angle of the camera, allowing you to take better photos in the game.

Depth of Field

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This feature allows you to control the focus of the camera and whatever object you want to emphasize for the photo that you are taking.


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Display lets you play around with the saturation of colors and the sharpness of the photo. You can also manipulate the brightness of the image on this tab.

Screen Effects

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Screen Effects allow you to control the Motion Blur, Film Grain, and Chromatic Aberration of the photo.


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Filters are special effects that you can use to alter your photo in different ways. This feature also lets you control and hide characters on the screen for better environment shots.


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Vignette darkens the corners of the photo, adding focus at the center of the image.


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Frames allow you to control the aspect ratio of the photo you will take, and also the intensity and color of the frame you added for your photo.


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Here you can insert different logos on different corners of the image and play around with its size.

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    • I’m more of a stealth player so I didn’t enjoy the boss fight in the hospital. One touch and you’re dead, that’s not enjoyable or realistic. Might as well run outside and kick a bear. I’d get the same thing happen, dead. Too much story in this game as well, I feel like it’s hours of videos that takes away from the game play. Just give me the details and move it along. I don’t need to know who’s screwing who.

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