The camera in Far Cry 3 is useful for tagging enemies from a distance but also includes the ability to take pictures. This does not seem to do anything useful when used on animals or enemies. Is there a purpose?

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As it turns out, the Take Picture functionality is ONLY used in missions (Thanks Paralytic) (Source:).

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    you should also add that some missions require you to take pictures of things
    – Paralytic
    Dec 21, 2012 at 2:21
  • @Paralytic - I assumed jhappoldt was only looking for the 'idle' uses of the camera, but you're right, added.
    – Robotnik
    Dec 21, 2012 at 2:45
  • In the PC, do you know the directory where the screenshot, camera-taken pictures in Far Cry 3 are located? Dec 21, 2012 at 3:12
  • Hmm, an article I read ages back said you could, but according to this, it can't actually take screenshots. What a bummer. I always assumed that was the point, but never bothered to try it in game
    – Robotnik
    Dec 21, 2012 at 3:24

One of the screen tips while the levels load says that you can use it to track enemies.

Take a picture of them and you will see an indicator hover over their heads so you can more easily track multiple enemies.

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    You don't need to take a picture for that, the camera will automatically mark enemies and animals as soon as they are in view.
    – Grumbel
    Dec 24, 2012 at 15:49

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