Windows 10: Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings.

Discus and support Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I just bought a vesa certified hdr400 monitor and when I turn on windows HDR it looks more like the gamma just got cranked up. I can go turn the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by HaydenJudy, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings.


    I just bought a vesa certified hdr400 monitor and when I turn on windows HDR it looks more like the gamma just got cranked up. I can go turn the contrast up in nvidia control panel and it sort of balances out, but when I go fullscreen in games it lookes pale and washed out as if I never made adjustments. The games work well with HDR in windowed, but not windowed borderless or fullscreen. Games I've tried this with include Doom eternal and Sea of Theives.

    I'm running a 2070 super on the most recent graphics driver. Windows is up to date.

    :)
     
    HaydenJudy, Jun 3, 2020
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  2. HDR and Washed out colors

    What's up guys so my new monitor is HDR compatible however whenever I enable HDR in games, it makes them look terrible. The colors are super washed out, the brights are dull and the blacks are boosted to like a grey-ish. I've updated the monitor firmware and installed the latest driver for it. Right now, my normal color settings look more HDR then HDR it's self, lol. I've tried 3 games- BF5, FC5, and AC Odyssey. All with the same results.
     
    N00berG00ber, Jun 3, 2020
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  3. Cliff S Win User
    HDR and Washed out colors

    Turn on dynamic full range for your GPU

    Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings. [​IMG]


    Turn off the HDR crap in Windows:

    Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings. [​IMG]

    If a game supports HDR, like Mass Effect Andromeda, it will automatically detect your TV supports it and switches it on, and you can verify it is on in the settings of games that support HDR, usually it will say on or off.

    And lastly it will all depend on what kind of HDR your screen supports: HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision and Advanced HDR by Technicolor.
     
    Cliff S, Jun 3, 2020
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  4. Cliff S Win User

    Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings.

    HDR and Washed out colors

    Does your monitor have any software for it?
    Check the support page for new divers, color calibration software, and the ICC profile istaller.

    That reminds me, check in control panel to make sure you have the color profile set for that monitor, and not some Windows default one like sRGB.
    Both my monitors have the ICC color profiles set

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    Turning HDR makes color washed out and dull. Fullscreen in games ignores color settings. [​IMG]
     
    Cliff S, Jun 3, 2020
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