Fan Pics: V Reimagined in 80s VC, Homemade Infographics, Fun with Filters and More

Posted on January 20 2014, 8:38am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

This week's latest round up of exceptional fan-created pics and artwork highlights players that have been taking full advantage of all the new Snapmatic features (released in the recent GTA Online Holiday Gift), plus some helpful and impressively detailed infographics as well as just a few of our favorite #XmasInLosSantos snaps that you guys shared during the Holiday Gift period that ended last Sunday January 5th.

We're always on the lookout for awesome Snapmatic shots and other original fan creations to feature here at the Newswire. If you've got a snap or some artwork that you'd like to share, drop a link to it in the comments below so that the rest of the Social Club community can check it out and feedback or email it directly to us at

New Snapmatic photo filters used to a great retro vibe effect. Clockwise from top left: a hazy, sun-drenched Vespucci Beach Party compliments of thegypsy66; Endless summer - the sun sets on another day in Los Santos (by xX-BUGALU-Xx); The heat is on - an LSPD response caught by vonloasterdrug; and Wilkinchatd1 artfully frames a Z-Type on the runway at Los Santos International.

Social Club member seb_Hells using the new Snapmatic filters to punch up the industrious beauty of Los Santos from the Del Perro Pier.

A peaceful sailboat gliding across the sea as snow falls on Christmas night - photo credit: BANDICOOT-RUS.

Also by the talented BANDICOOT-RUS (check the full gallery), this stunner capturing a butterfly against a hazy rural hillside.

No stranger to taking in the scenery, Ensor1 caught the sun setting on a picturesque day in San Andreas.


Amsterdam based infographic wizards Spijkermat created this elaborate buyers guide to getting the most out of your GTAV driving experience. They tracked the speed, braking, acceleration and handling of each vehicle, calling out the best buy, most expensive, best specs, and fastest.

You no longer have any excuses for not taking advantage of public transit in Los Santos. Redditor and cartographer m101m102m103 mapped out the Los Santos Transit System and apparently it wasn't his first time. Originally inspired by another Redditor who took a bus and drove it around a set route in GTAIV, m101m102m103 made this very intricate Liberty City Bus Map.

"Michael, Trevor and Franklin travel down south to lay low for a while, but per usual - things don't necessarily go as planned." Trinidadian artist Gerrel Saunders, does a totally rad job of bringing GTAV back to the 80s in his reimagining titled "GTA: Vice City Nights". 

And finally, a special shout to everyone who shared their festive Snapmatics of the Grand Theft Auto Online Holiday Gifts between Christmas Eve and last Sunday, January 5th. Here are just a few of our faves from the #XmasInLosSantos collection and some fun New Year's ones we spotted as well...

JKingKong looking dapper in his red coat while ringing in the New Year with friends on Vespucci Beach.

A very cool snowman selfie by Awit21 taking advantage of the new Depth of Field Effect.

From the Grand Theft Auto V Selfies Facebook groupEyesofHer15s found that Ol' St. Nick not only brought the snow but he was also down to make it rain at Vanilla Unicorn.

Bad Santa shares a bird... not exactly a partridge in a pear tree. (via reddit)


deviantARTist and part time Santa, DOM098652 had so much fun playing in the snow that he made this GIF of him and his buddy looking jolly as ever. 

Forget the sleigh, R3ADY76 caught Santa parachuting down the Vinewood Hills.


Dubbed 'Frosty the Hitman' by nomorekidneys, there must have been some magic in that rifle sight they found...


Previous Fan Pic Round-Ups:
Famous Rides of Film and TV Invade GTA Online, Uncanny Jimmy Hopkins Look-alike
Fan Gets Trevor’s ‘Cut Here’ Tat, Plus Snapmatic Homages
Architecture, Art, Landscapes & Leisure by Linalyx

  • R* Xon January 22 2014, 11:57amFlag
    Hello everyone, just a friendly reminder to please keep your comment strictly on-topic to the article above – and also a reminder that Newswire comments are a place to discuss the content of the article at hand with the rest of the Social Club community, not a place to expect answers to various questions from Rockstar.
    If you have an unrelated suggestion or request for something you’d like to see in GTA Online, please send it to where our dev team is still actively reviewing direct player feedback. Thanks all for understanding!
  • warrenwoodhouseon March 13 2014, 7:48pmReplyFlag
    for my cool Snapmatic photos, check them out at my
    • WolfWest007on February 12 2014, 7:36pmReplyFlag
      I cant take photos on GTA 5 and I'm mad that they cant fix or take off the block.
      • lady-hinaon February 1 2014, 9:44pmReplyFlag
        Waooo !! vice city version of GTA 5 mindblowing art <3
        • La_Buena_Hierbaon January 28 2014, 2:31amReplyFlag
          here some of mine . do i need to tag the pictures?

          • Dre_The_Loneron January 27 2014, 1:55amReplyFlag
            Here are some of my best:













            • elizebeth1200on January 26 2014, 8:19pmReplyFlag


































              • GTAmarcus2013on January 25 2014, 8:03pmReplyFlag
       Check out my snapmatic pic! :D
                • Tippett24on January 25 2014, 7:39pmReplyFlag
                  can you tell me where to fined it phoenix
                  • K-Mountiliy-1103on January 26 2014, 12:42pmReplyFlag
                    @Tippett24 Play the mission from Gerald: No Hay Bronca! Somewhere at the end of the mission when you have to kill all of the gang members you gotta go to the back. The Phoenix is parked left behind around the corner when you arrive at the area. Good luck!
                • KurdishG4NG5T3Ron January 25 2014, 2:22pmReplyFlag
                  Check out my hot car

                  • rossesmissesxon January 25 2014, 5:57amReplyFlag

                    check out my pic thinks its quite cool caught this when the storm started :)
                    • Sammiunaon January 24 2014, 4:00pmReplyFlag

                      This can be here too. ;D
                      • ABigFruitbaton January 24 2014, 8:26amReplyFlag
                        I decided to start a Tumblr blog with all my Snapmatic photos on, for anyone that's interested, take a look and I'll love you forever! (:
                        • shenizianon January 24 2014, 7:13amReplyFlag
                          • steroidorzon January 24 2014, 12:33amReplyFlag
                            • LIL420HitHardon January 24 2014, 12:00amReplyFlag
                              who online tryna kum to a solo session n strictly do survival mode its the mot money n rp u kan receive at once
                              • Cakeroaron January 23 2014, 3:32pmReplyFlag
                                • DavinaKittyon January 23 2014, 12:07pmReplyFlag
                                  doesnt let me post pics, just says,'Online Service Is Disabled On Your Account' does any one know how to fix it?
                                  • Bush420-WFFWon January 23 2014, 6:39amReplyFlag
                                    if you like photography & like gta checkout my pics find them thru my profile page & my crew also has some good ones as well so checkout our crew page as well
                                    3RD Street 613 quick link on my profile card
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