Photo mode is one of the most utilized features in the Forza franchise since it was added to Forza Motorsport 2. It continues to be the most popular way of sharing your amazing captures with the Forza community, whether it be victory wins or defeats, near misses, or highlighting a new car acquired for the garage.
Players will have more than 500 reasons to use photo mode in Forza Motorsport, but is the mode included at launch? We’ve investigated around the pitstop to find if Forza Motorsport has a photo mode available in-game.
Is There A Photo Mode In Forza Motorsport?
Yes, Forza Motorsport does include a photo mode, which is available for all players to access and snap up high-resolution photos in-game. This feature has been a mainstay in the Forza franchise since its debut in Forza Motorsport 2 and has appeared in multiple Forza Horizon games.
While accessing the mode has differed over the years, it has significantly improved by adding various camera settings, effects, and filters to determine your photos' focus, lighting, contrast, saturation, and toning. Additionally, players can zoom in or out on their subject or tilt the camera to get the best possible shot of their car, whether stationary in the garage or while competing against other players.
As Forza Horizon has photo mode-related activities for players to utilize their best photographic skills for completion, Motorsport has linked the photo mode to an in-game Achievement, Paparazzi. This Achievement is pretty straightforward, as players must share any photo to unlock this Achievement and earn 10 Gamerscore for their efforts.
How To Use The Photo Mode In Forza Motorsport?
There are two ways of accessing photo mode in Forza Motorsport, and the camera settings, effects, and filters are the same regardless of where you access it from. The first way is the most obvious, during races, as players can press the Xbox button on the controller or on the keyboard, the Escape (ESC) key to enter the Pause Menu.
From here, you can easily access the photo mode, where you can adjust the camera settings and add an effect or filter to get a hyper-realistic image of your car in action. But if you wish to showcase your growing car collection, you can head to the Cars tab from the main menu, select "My Cars," and pick any owned cars before choosing the "View Car" option.
While in this viewing mode, you can select the photo mode by hitting the R key on the keyboard or the Y button on your Xbox controller and proceed to adjust, edit, and capture an image of your car. As for locating the captured image, this is slightly trickier as all photos are directly uploaded to the cloud storage rather than onto your console or PC.
Instead, players must log into My Forza from the official Forza website using the Xbox/Microsoft account to play the game. They'll find all captured images, which have limited availability as they'll remain on the servers for around 90 days before being automatically removed or deleted, so download the photos you want and back them up elsewhere.
There is a workaround for PCs by entering photo mode and making adjustments before capturing the image but not using the default photo mode. You can use the screenshot shortcut by holding the Windows key and hitting the PRT SC key on your keyboard to have an image saved onto your PC.
Forza Motorsport is available for Xbox Series X|S, PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam and through Xbox Game Pass for console, PC, and Cloud Gaming (Beta).