The ‘Most Powerful Video Game Photo Mode Ever’ Now in ‘The Witness’

"The Witness" available now with NVIDIA Ansel.
by Henry Lin

The Verge calls it “the most powerful video game photo mode ever.” We call it Ansel. And now our powerful, easy-to-use game camera has arrived for The Witness, letting you capture professional-grade screenshots in ways you never could before.

Gamers can now share what they find as they explore the strange island where The Witness is set and solve puzzles to find their way home, thanks to the following Ansel features:


  • Free Camera — Roll, zoom and reposition. Go wherever you want to create the perfect photo, capturing the massive open world of The Witness  in never before seen perspectives and viewpoints.

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  • Post-Process Filters — Tweak the look, feel and mood of your screenshot before saving, Ansel includes brightness, vignette, sketch, color enhancer, field of view and many other special effects options. 360_capture_ansel_witness
  • 360° Capture — Capture 360° panoramic screenshots in mono or stereo. View these images in Google Cardboard, on your PC or in a VR headset.  For Android or Cardboard users, we’ve released the NVIDIA VR Viewer bundled with updated Ansel 360 Capture screenshots that you can view today. Download the app and check it out.


  • Super Resolution (Beta) — Capture huge screenshots beyond the limits of your monitor resolution at maximum fidelity levels for wall prints, posters or high-quality desktop wallpapers. This beta feature uses cutting-edge technology to deliver never-before seen resolutions from existing game engines. We’ll continue to develop and improve its features and functionality in future Ansel updates.

Try out Ansel on The Witness

Our revolutionary Ansel technology is here today on The Witness. Take unique screenshots that were once impossible to frame and snap. For a more detailed look at what Ansel can do, go to