Cyberpunk 2077 Photo Mode: This is how you start Photo Mode and all Photo Mode settings explained

With Photo Mode in Cyberpunk 2077 you can take fantastically beautiful as well as ghastly and terrifying screenshots, depending on what’s happening in Night City at the time.

First and foremost, however, you need to know how to Photo Mode starts and familiarize yourself with the many Photo Mode settings and options. With that knowledge you can take the best possible photos!

Experimenting with the Photo Mode settings can transform good photos into the perfect photo, even if the photo was taken during a very chaotic gun fight.

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How to start Photo Mode in Cyberpunk 2077

Before you start experimenting with Photo Mode in Cyberpunk 2077, you need to know how to start it up. Fortunately, that is very easy to do.

On the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Series S or if you play with a controller on PC, you simply have to press the L3 and R3 buttons simultaneously. In case you didn’t know yet, this is pressing both analog sticks.

If you play Cyberpunk 2077 on PC with a keyboard, you can start Photo Mode by pressing the N key.

If you accidentally press these keys while playing Cyberpunk 2077 and start Photo Mode without wanting to, you can turn it off by going to the settings of the game. Under Gameplay you have ‘miscellaneous’. Here you can turn Photo Mode on and off.

Photo Mode settings and options in Cyberpunk 2077

If you want to take a photo in Cyberpunk 2077 you can start Photo Mode and quickly take a screenshot, or you can try out the extensive features of the Photo Mode to give your photos that little bit extra. You can make real works of art with this!

There are five different categories of settings you can experiment with in Photo Mode:

  • Camera
  • Depth of Field
  • Pose
  • Effect
  • Stickers

Camera, as the name implies, it gives you control over the camera that takes the photo.

Here you can switch from first person to third person view and change the rotation and field of view. There are also a number of pre-set camera settings so you can quickly take a photo.

Depth of Field determines what the camera focuses on effectively. This way you can determine whether the foreground or background comes into focus (and the rest is blurred) in your photo. This is ideal for emphasizing certain buildings or characters in the photo.

Pose allows you to adjust V’s position in the photo. With the Character Visible option you can also choose whether V uberhaupt in the photo or not.

Vanishing V.

Different poses are available, and they are divided into ‘idle’ or ‘action’ (at rest or active). You can also change V’s facial expression.

Effect changes the color of your photo by adjusting the exposure and contrast, adding or removing highlights and more. You can also use pre-programmed effects such as making the photo black and white.

Finally you have Stickers. You can add up to five different stickers to your photo, and since there are 196 different stickers in total, this can take quite a bit of time. This is also the setting in which you can choose whether to add a backdrop to your photo or a frame.

Thanks to the Load / Save option at the end of the Photo Mode settings menu, you don’t have to lose your favorite camera settings the moment you exit the mode. You can save three different profiles so that you can apply exactly the same settings to future photos, or at least use them as a starting point.

In addition to all these settings, you can of course also manually move and rotate the camera as you wish.

Have fun in Night City!

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