Versions and compatibility
|Compatible with||Elden Ring, Steam.|
|Hotsampling via||No hotsampling support.|
|Supports IGCS Connector||Yes|
Features at a glance
The photomode mod for Elden Ring offers the following features:
Camera control: (Also in cut scenes)
- FoV control
- Free unlimited camera movement and rotation
- Timestop / game pause control
- Camera paths support ('dolly cam') for defining moving camera trajectories for movies.
- Game speed control (slow-motion, speed up)
- HUD toggle
- Pillarbox/letterbox removal in custom aspect ratios (UW support)
- Vignette removal
- Chromatic Aberration (CA) removal
- Higher LODs
- Configurable input interpolation for smooth camera movement/rotation/fov zoom in/out
- Setting for being invisible to enemies
- Sun light direction control (pseudo Time of Day)
- Configurable keybindings
- Configurable gamepad buttonbindings
You first have to disable anti-cheat. This will disable the online feature: you can't use this camera in an online session, so you can't summon people.
To disable anti-cheat, copy the file
steam_appid.txt, enclosed in the tools' zip file, to the folder where
eldenring.exe is located, so the
<game installation folder>\Game folder. Then start the game using the
eldenring.exe in that folder directly, don't start the game via steam.
How to use
Please see for details how to get started and configure this photomode mod, General features and configuration. This guide will provide additional information for the controls / features specific for this photomode mod.
If you don't see the
eldenring.exe process in the Process to inject to textbox, please click the Select button to select it manually. This might be
the case if you're running the game as Administrator, and the
IGCSClient.exe does not, it can't see the
eldenring.exe process. In that case,
IGCSClient.exe as Administrator.
It also might be you didn't properly disable the anti-cheat (e.g. you started the game via the steam client) and it'll then not be visible to the tools.
The camera tools don't work well together with MSI Afterburner (crashes, Insert key might not work) or Flawless Widescreen (camera enable key doesn't work). If you use MSI Afterburner, please disable it when using the camera tools. If you're using Flawless widescreen, you can use the built-in ultra-wide fix (see below) so you don't need Flawless widescreen for this game.
Additionally to the normal configuration features, the tools for Elden Ring also has some additional configuration features:
Camera smoothing options
The camera smoothing options are for when you want to record a video by flying through the game world and control the camera manually, so not through a camera path. Normally the input to the camera system will be used instantly and you see an effect immediately. However for videos it's often desired to have a smoother camera movement than what's needed when you position the camera for a shot.
The camera smoothing options will give you the ability to control how much of the input you're giving to the camera system is used in future frames so
it's creating a smoother experience; e.g. if you set the movement interpolation factor slider to
100 (default is
1), the input given to move the camera
forward is used over 100 frames and is slowly flowing away to 0 after you stop giving input to move forward.
Additionally if you first move forward and then move to the right, with the default setting of
1 the camera will first move forward and then immediately
move to the right. However with an interpolation factor of e.g.
100 it'll smoothly move to the right, more in a curve than straight away. This gives
smooth movement and rotations of the camera. For the Field of View there's also an interpolation factor, which can be used to smoothly zoom in/out so it's
less 'jerky' when you try to zoom in/out.
Try to combine the values for the smoothing factors with lower/higher values for movement and rotation speed to find the ideal setup for your recording. It's likely you want a higher interpolation factor for movement than for rotation and FoV.
The values are stored in the ini file for next time you start the client.
The Image Adjustments tab is the tab where you can adjust some aspects that might influence the image.
- Game speed
- This controls how fast the engine runs internally; a value of 1.0 is 'normal game speed' and a value of 0.0001 is total pause. Use this to create slow-motion effects which help you pause the game at the right moment.
- Time of Day (sun light direction only)
- This controls the time where the sun light direction is determined by. It doesn't change the in-game time. As us photographers just want to change the sunlight and sky light anyway, the time of day support in the camera tools affect the sunlight direction only, based on the time you select. Be aware that time of day doesn't work when the game is paused.
- Always stealth (invisible for enemies)
- When checked, the player is invisible to any enemy, they won't notice you.
- Higher LODs
- This setting will disable the switch to lower quality assets in the distance when you move the camera away. This is very taxing for the game tho, so expect massive performance degradation when using it, hence it should only be used for shots. You might see some shadows appearing that shouldn't be there, in some cases. Use it with care.
It might be when you pause the game and hide the HUD, the compass is still partly visible. To hide that part, move the mouse a bit and then press
The tools fix the game's aspect ratio so it doesn't render the black bars when using an ultra-wide monitor. However this will only take effect when you resize the resolution. So after you've injected the tools using the Inject DLL button, go to the game's system settings, and resize the resolution of the game once. You can then click No afterwards to keep the one you had, and the game should now render in ultra-wide. As there's no hotsampling, you won't have to do this again.
To get rid of motion blur when the game is paused, disable it in the game settings.
Information recorded with camera path nodes
When you create a Camera path, each node records the camera location, orientation and field of view, as well as the time of day selected if it's enabled.
The default photomode mod controls are listed below. It depends on the Camera control device setting on the Configuration tab whether the device (e.g. mouse or gamepad) can control the camera.
When moving the mouse:
- No mouse buttons pressed: rotate the camera
- Left button pressed: move camera up / down / left / right
- Right button pressed: move camera forward / backward / left / right
- Both left and right button pressed: tilt camera left / right
- Mousewheel: increase / decrease Field of View (FoV)
Normal camera usage
||Enable / Disable the camera|
||Block / Unblock input to game|
||Lock / Unlock camera movement|
||Move camera left (+
||Move camera right (+
||Move camera forward (+
||Move camera backward (+
||Move camera up (+
||Move camera down (+
||Move camera left (+
||Rotate camera up (+
||Rotate camera down (+
||Rotate camera left (+
||Rotate camera right (+
||Pause / Unpause the game|
||Skip a few frames when paused|
||Tilt camera left (+
||Tilt camera right (+
Camera path usage
||Start / pause playback|
||Add node to active path|
||Replace the active node on the active path|
||Insert a new node in front of the active node on the active path|
||Append a new node afterthe active node on the active path|
||Go to start of active path|
||Go to end of active path|
||Go to previous node on active path|
||Go to next node on active path|
||Select the first path during playback (if any)|
||Select the second path during playback (if any)|
||Select the third path during playback (if any)|
||Select the forth path during playback (if any)|
||Select the firth path during playback (if any)|
||Select the sixth path during playback (if any)|
||Select the seventh path during playback (if any)|
||Select the eighth path during playback (if any)|
||Select the ninth path during playback (if any)|
||Toggle gamespeed override|
Normal camera usage
|Left stick||Move camera forward / backward / left / right|
|Right stick||Rotate camera|
|Left trigger||Move camera up|
|Right trigger||Move camera down|
|Y button + left / right stick||Faster movement / rotation|
|X button + left / right stick||Slower movement / rotation|
|D-pad up / down||Increase / decrease FoV|
|B button||Reset FoV|
Camera path usage
|Start||Start / pause playback|
|Left bumber||Go to previous node on active path|
|Right bumper||Go to next node on active path|
|A||Add node to active path|
|Menu button + pressing left stick||Toggle gamespeed override|
|Menu button + left bumper||Decrease gamespeed.|
|Menu button + right bumper||Increase gamespeed.|