Nvidia Freestyle Is Instagram for PC Gaming

Nvidia Freestyle Is Instagram for PC Gaming


  • Nvidia Freestyle allows you to add filters to your PC games
  • Nvidia Ansel also gets a reworked UI
  • Fortnite gets Nvidia ShadowPlay Highlights support

GeForce Experience is Nvidia’s companion app for its GeForce GTX graphics cards. Since its inception, the company has augmented it with a host of features including screen recording and streaming. At CES 2018, Nvidia Freestyle was revealed. It allows you to add filters to your games while you play.

Nvidia Freestyle has 15 filters with 38 different settings (as some filters have multiple settings). These include Black and White, Colourblind, Contrast, Details, Exposure, Special FX, Depth of Field, and Retro to name a few, making it not too dissimilar to Instagram albeit for PC gaming. While the likes of Retro allow you to add an entertaining dimension to your game, those such as Colourblind make titles accessible to colourblind gamers by allowing easier differentiation between colours.

Freestyle has been integrated at the driver level for seamless compatibility Nvidia claims. The new Freestyle game filters will be available in beta on January 9. If you want to try them out download the latest GeForce Experience app (release 3.12) and Game Ready Driver (release 390) and enable Experimental Features from within GeForce Experience settings. Along with access to Freestyle, you’ll also get the new user interface for Ansel – Nvidia’s robust photo mode for games.

Finally, fans of Fortnite will be able to record their greatest moments automatically. Nvidia has partnered with its creator Epic Games to bring support for Nvidia ShadowPlay Highlights.

Starting January 9, Fortnite PC gamers can capture and share their best gaming moments using Nvidia’s ShadowPlay Highlights. The tool automatically captures the player’s greatest achievements in video and screenshots, and enables seamless sharing through Facebook, YouTube or Imgur.