Snapshots are a type of collectibles in GTA San Andreas. As its name implies, they are obtained using the Camera. Snapshots exist only in San Fierro, San Andreas, and each appears as a rotating circular camera icon above a particularly interesting scenic spot. Snapshots are similar to Hidden Packages, Horseshoes, and Oysters in that completing all 50 grants the player a significant reward. The reward for capturing all 50 snapshots is 4 weapon spawns becoming available at the Doherty Garage, namely the Micro Uzi, Grenades, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle.
To successfully capture a snapshot, the snapshot icon must be within the camera viewfinder. Sometimes zooming is required to capture a more distant icon. The point of interest above which the icon sits is not required to be in the viewfinder, simply the icon itself. The photograph can be saved, if desired, by taking the photo using the save mode on the camera. In night time snapshots can be spotted without the use of a camera due to a light flashing where the snapshot is supposed to be.