PS4 Firmware Update 3.00: Check Out PNG vs. JPG Comparison And Twitter Video Share In Action [Update]

In case you still haven’t checked your email, Sony has started sending out Beta invites to users for PS4’s latest system software update. This new update includes the option to save screenshots in PNG format, as well share videos on Twitter.

Since the firmware update has gone live, some users have started sharing their videos and screenshots to Twitter. Below you can see a comparison between JPG and PNG screenshots on the latest firmware update. (Top = JPG, Bottom = PNG)

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Update: Here is another comparison shared by NeoGAF user Conduit. It is also interesting to note that the compressed JPG is less than 1 MB while the uncompressed PNG is close to 4 MB here. (Top = JPG, Bottom = PNG)

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In addition to this comparison, we can also get a look at the videos being shared on Twitteer, and we have to add, they sure look good even if they are limited to 10 seconds on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/TruthInsider/status/639174685482221568

https://twitter.com/TruthInsider/status/639174072753082368

The latest firmware update for PS4 is currently in a Beta phase and will be officially made available for everyone at a later date.

Let us know what you think about these new features in the comments below.

  • Dan Martinez

    The difference is obvious once the image is enlarged.

  • sunny

    Good article

  • Fayxz

    share videos to friends/activity feed? friend online notifications? switch apps without suspending? forget it too much too ask for and the system is almost 2 years old.

    • PixelOmen

      Swtich apps without suspending? Hah, good luck with that.

  • yardie

    pointless update

    • Dan Martinez

      HAHAHA , no its not pointless to every one who takes pictures . the quality sucked ass .

  • Jecht_Sin

    The difference in size is much bigger than the difference in visuals. I understand that the lossless option had to be there on day one, but it isn’t really a life changer.

  • Dr.Ghettoblaster

    * * * FOLDERS * * *

    I’ve said it before, it’s been said by many others before, and I’ll say it again.

    * * * PS4. NEEDS. FOLDERS * * *

    The PS4 main menu is an unorganized MESS right now (even a very simple alphabetize option would help). Custom folders are MUCH NEEDED!

    • lol

      Yeah, a straight line of applications and a Library full of your games is an unorganized mess. I think Folders aren’t need. They can focus on better features than something as small as folders.

      • bigevilworldwide1 .

        Im in the beta and i know I was thrilled to find out you can finally turn off the damn screenshot every time you get a trophy. I’ve been hoping they would make that optional and thank god it finally is

      • Soda Popinski

        Folders are MOST DEFINITELY needed. I have over 25 demos, over 20 PS+ games, over 30 digital games, about 20 retail/install games, and about 5-10 apps. He’s right, it’s a completely idiotic unorganized mess right now scrolling through that never ending long line of mixed everything trying to find whatever your looking for, and folders are most definitely needed to help clean up this atrocious very difficult to navigate main menu with the more games you accumulate.

        It would make terrific sense to be able to put all my demos in a “Demos” folder, all my PS+ games in a “PS+ Games” folder, apps in an “Apps” folder, etc, etc. PS3 had this feature and was very helpful, as does WiiU and 3DS.

    • PixelOmen

      This has to be the most requested “feature”, I don’t know how it couldn’t be. I don’t even need the folders really, just let me move or remove stuff.

  • Fear Monkey

    I don’t know, it seems pointless to get into a TIFF about the benefits of JPG and PNG.

    • PixelOmen

      I see what you did there…