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[[File:Snapshot-GTASA.jpg|thumb|250px|A snapshot icon as seen through the viewfinder of a [[Camera|camera]].]]
 
[[File:Snapshot-GTASA.jpg|thumb|250px|A snapshot icon as seen through the viewfinder of a [[Camera|camera]].]]
   
'''Snapshots''' are a type of [[collectibles]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. As its name implies, they are obtained using the [[Camera]]. Snapshots exist only in [[San Fierro]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]], and each appears as a rotating circular camera icon above a particularly interesting scenic spot. Snapshots are similar to [[Hidden Packages]], [[Horseshoes]], and [[Oysters]] in that completing all 50 grants the player a significant reward. The reward for capturing all 50 snapshots is 4 [[Weapons|weapon]] spawns becoming available at the [[Doherty Garage]], namely the [[Micro Uzi]], [[Grenade]]s, [[Shotgun]], and [[Sniper Rifle]], and $100,100.
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'''Snapshots '''are a type of [[Collectibles|collectible]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. As their names imply, they are obtained using the [[Camera]].
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==Descripiton==
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Snapshots exist only in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]], [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]], and each appears as a rotating circular camera icon above a particularly interesting scenic spot. Snapshots are one of four collectibles along with [[Tags]], [[Horseshoes]], and [[Oysters]], and as with them, completing all 50 grants the player a significant reward. The reward for each snapshot correctly taken is $100, making a total of $5,000 for collecting all the set. The reward for capturing all 50 snapshots is 4 [[weapon]]s spawns becoming available at the [[Doherty Garage]]; namely the [[Micro Uzi]], [[Grenade]]s, [[Pump Action Shotgun]], and [[Sniper Rifle]], and $100,000.
   
 
[[File:Gta_sa_2012-09-17_20-18-28-15.png|thumb|250px|The message screen when all snapshots are taken.]]
 
[[File:Gta_sa_2012-09-17_20-18-28-15.png|thumb|250px|The message screen when all snapshots are taken.]]
   
To successfully capture a snapshot, the snapshot icon ''must'' be within the camera viewfinder. Sometimes zooming is required to capture a more distant icon. The point of interest above which the icon sits is ''not'' required to be in the viewfinder, simply the icon itself. The photograph can be saved, if desired, by taking the photo using the save mode on the [[camera]], however the snapshot icon will not appear in the photograph. Between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00, snapshots can be spotted without the use of a camera due to a bright yellow glow where the snapshot is supposed to be.
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To successfully capture a snapshot, the snapshot icon ''must'' be within the camera viewfinder. Sometimes zooming is required to capture a more distant icon. The point of interest above which the icon sits is ''not'' required to be in the viewfinder, simply the icon itself. The snapshot icon itself will not be visible to the player unless he is looking at it through the camera's viewfinder; Otherwise, the player will be able to see a white glow where the snapshot should be. The photograph can be saved, if desired, by taking the photo using the save mode on the [[camera]], however the snapshot icon will not appear in the photograph unless the snapshot doesn't register due to the icon being too far out. Between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00, snapshots can be spotted without the use of a camera due to a bright white glow where the snapshot is located.
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[[File:Snapshot_glow.png|thumb|250px|The glow that marks the location of a snapshot at night.]]
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There is a minor glitch involving the snapshot icons; sometimes, CJ can be too far away for the icon to be visible but it will register as a snapshot if the camera viewfinder is zoomed in enough and pointing towards the general location of the icon.
   
There is a glitch involving one of the Foster Valley snapshot icons; it is located on top of a building and is visible if [[CJ]] reaches the top of a nearby building (via [[jetpack]] or helicopter). It should be visible from a nearby hill as well, but isn't. However, if you stand on the hill immediately to the west of the building, zoom in on the roof and take a picture, it counts as a snapshot, even though the icon isn't visible.
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It is possible to catch a glimpse of the icon without the need of a camera if you speed towards one, it will be visible for a second before disappearing.
   
Most of the snapshot icons can be easily photographed once San Fierro is opened, with the exception of one on the [[Garver Bridge]] that can't be seen until the bridge opens for crossing. Another snapshot icon is located within the [[Easter Basin Naval Station]], even though accessing the area and getting close enough to view the icon will trigger a 5-star [[wanted level]]. Nevertheless, all snapshots can be taken at the beginning of the game without even using aircrafts if you take pictures of the icons from far away. Most will not be visible, but as long if you aim correctly at them you will get the snapshot.
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Most of the snapshot icons can be easily photographed once San Fierro is opened, with the exception of one on the [[Garver Bridge]] that can't be seen until the bridge opens for crossing, but it's possible to capture this snapshot before the bridge opens, using a boat to go under it. Another snapshot icon is located within the [[Easter Basin Naval Station]], although accessing the area and getting close to the icon will trigger a 5-star [[wanted level]], you can keep your distance in a boat and get close enough to take it without attaining a wanted level. Nevertheless, all snapshots can be taken at the beginning of the game without even using aircraft if you take pictures of the icons from far away. Most will not be visible, but as long if you aim correctly at them you will get the snapshot.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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[[File:Snapshots.gif|thumb|Snapshots' locations]]
 
[[File:Snapshots.gif|thumb|Snapshots' locations]]
   
* [[Easter Bay International Airport]] (4)
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* [[Avispa Country Club]] (2)
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* [[Calton Heights]] (3)
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* [[Chinatown, San Fierro|Chinatown]] (1)
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* [[San Fierro City Hall|City Hall]] (2)
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* [[Cranberry Station]] (1)
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* [[Doherty]] (2)
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* [[Downtown San Fierro|Downtown]] (4)
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* [[Easter Basin]] (3)
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* [[Easter Bay International Airport]] (2)
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* [[Esplanade North]] (3)
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* [[Financial]] (2)
 
* [[Foster Valley]] (2)
 
* [[Foster Valley]] (2)
* [[Missionary Hill]] (2)
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* [[Gant Bridge]] (1)
* [[Avispa Country Club]] (2)
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* [[Garcia]] (2)
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* [[Garver Bridge]] (2)
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* [[Hashbury]] (2)
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* [[Juniper Hill]] (1)
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* [[King's]] (3)
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* [[Missionary Hill]] (1)
 
* [[Ocean Flats]] (1)
 
* [[Ocean Flats]] (1)
* [[Hashbury]] (3)
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* [[Palisades]] (1)
* [[Garcia]] (2)
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* [[Queens]] (5)
* [[Doherty]] (2)
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* [[Red County]] (2)
* [[Easter Basin]] (4)
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* [[San Fierro]] (1)
* [[San Fierro City Hall|City Hall]] (2)
 
* [[Queens]] (3)
 
* [[King's]] (3)
 
* [[Downtown San Fierro|Downtown]] (3)
 
* [[Financial]] (3)
 
* [[Calton Heights]] (2)
 
* [[Juniper Hill]] (1)
 
* [[Chinatown, San Fierro|Chinatown]] (1)
 
* [[Palisades]] (1)
 
* [[Paradiso]] (1)
 
* [[Juniper Hollow]] (1)
 
* [[Gant Bridge]] (1)
 
 
* [[San Fierro Bay]] (1)
 
* [[San Fierro Bay]] (1)
* [[Esplanade North]] (3)
 
* [[Esplanade East]] (1)
 
* [[Garver Bridge]] (1)
 
   
 
==Video Walkthrough==
 
==Video Walkthrough==
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* [[Collectibles]]
 
* [[Collectibles]]
 
* [[Tags]]
 
* [[Tags]]
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* [[Horseshoes]]
   
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Latest revision as of 00:13, October 9, 2014

Snapshot-GTASA

A snapshot icon as seen through the viewfinder of a camera.

Snapshots are a type of collectible in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. As their names imply, they are obtained using the Camera.

DescripitonEdit

Snapshots exist only in San Fierro, San Andreas, and each appears as a rotating circular camera icon above a particularly interesting scenic spot. Snapshots are one of four collectibles along with TagsHorseshoes, and Oysters, and as with them, completing all 50 grants the player a significant reward. The reward for each snapshot correctly taken is $100, making a total of $5,000 for collecting all the set. The reward for capturing all 50 snapshots is 4 weapons spawns becoming available at the Doherty Garage; namely the Micro Uzi, Grenades, Pump Action Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle, and $100,000.

Gta sa 2012-09-17 20-18-28-15

The message screen when all snapshots are taken.

To successfully capture a snapshot, the snapshot icon must be within the camera viewfinder. Sometimes zooming is required to capture a more distant icon. The point of interest above which the icon sits is not required to be in the viewfinder, simply the icon itself. The snapshot icon itself will not be visible to the player unless he is looking at it through the camera's viewfinder; Otherwise, the player will be able to see a white glow where the snapshot should be. The photograph can be saved, if desired, by taking the photo using the save mode on the camera, however the snapshot icon will not appear in the photograph unless the snapshot doesn't register due to the icon being too far out. Between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00, snapshots can be spotted without the use of a camera due to a bright white glow where the snapshot is located.

Snapshot glow

The glow that marks the location of a snapshot at night.

There is a minor glitch involving the snapshot icons; sometimes, CJ can be too far away for the icon to be visible but it will register as a snapshot if the camera viewfinder is zoomed in enough and pointing towards the general location of the icon.

It is possible to catch a glimpse of the icon without the need of a camera if you speed towards one, it will be visible for a second before disappearing.

Most of the snapshot icons can be easily photographed once San Fierro is opened, with the exception of one on the Garver Bridge that can't be seen until the bridge opens for crossing, but it's possible to capture this snapshot before the bridge opens, using a boat to go under it. Another snapshot icon is located within the Easter Basin Naval Station, although accessing the area and getting close to the icon will trigger a 5-star wanted level, you can keep your distance in a boat and get close enough to take it without attaining a wanted level. Nevertheless, all snapshots can be taken at the beginning of the game without even using aircraft if you take pictures of the icons from far away. Most will not be visible, but as long if you aim correctly at them you will get the snapshot.

LocationsEdit

Snapshots

Snapshots' locations

Video WalkthroughEdit

GTA San Andreas - 50 Snapshots Guide (Complete)18:34

GTA San Andreas - 50 Snapshots Guide (Complete)

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