Unrevealed sections of the world will not be uncovered by Camera Mode, represented as black swaths similar to ordinarily unexplored areas on the minimap.
The most basic utility provided by Camera Mode, the Screenshot option simply takes a full-size picture of the screen. The interface is hidden in screenshots taken using this function. The produced image is the same size as the viewable window, meaning that the size of produced images will change if the game window is resized.
Both snapshots and screenshots are saved to /user/My Documents/My Games/Terraria/Captures, which can be accessed using the Open Folder function.
Prior to taking a picture, several options can be selected to modify the camera's output.
- Image Packing: When taking a snapshot larger than the screen, Image Packing causes it to be compressed into a single continuous image, during which the completed image is "zoomed out". Disabling this feature instead produces a folder containing several exact replicas which the player will need to stitch together in an external image editor. This process is also slower to complete, but produces a 1:1 replica of the captured area.
- Capture Entities: If disabled, the final image will not include the player, any pets or minions, NPCs or enemies.
- Capture Background: If disabled, the final image will be presented on a transparent background.
- Biome Background: The nine squares of flowing water at the bottom of the Settings menu allow for the changing of the displayed biome background and water color; for example, a picture of the Crimson could include the Hallow's bright purple water and pastel tree backgrounds. This background will be applied to the entirety of the image, even if it spans multiple biomes.