Bloody hell ...Ive only opened 3 posts so far and I'm suffering from sensory overload
You guys are amazing ...Rob, I don't have the sim running yet but I will grab this ....thanks for the effort.
Adam , it seems like this is the sim you were designed for ...magic shots.
You might want to research which "method" you want to use - MS Store or Steam. I had mega
problems getting MS Store to work (at all) - and ended up reinstalling Windos on my sim PC just to be able to take the next step. After install (MS Store version), I found it creates a ludicrously long folder name that gives you problems down the line with filepath/filename length restrictions, even after adding a registry hack to accept "unlimited" lengths. What's more, it encrypts the whole MSFS directory, making simple changes almost impossible. You end up placing any additonal content outside the main "Community" folder and symlinking to it. I suppose it's all about protection, but it's horrendously implemented, IMHO.
If I were to start again, I think I'd probably go for the Steam method - a little easier all round, I hear.
But yes - if screenshots are your "thing", then you're going to love MSFS. As a "simulation", though, I don't think it's as useful as P3D (or XP11). There are simply too many flight model, ATC, AI features incorrect or missing to treat MSFS as a learning tool.
However - considering that they've managed to pack in all this eye-candy and yet keep frame rates vaguely acceptable, all they have to do is gradually bolt on the functions that are lacking and we could have an incredible sim. Here's hoping. In the meantime, I can indulge myself by [continuously] pressing the screenshot key!