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#1 McKay

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 19:02

Every time I screenshot a game in FRAPS, the finished screenshot is darker that what is displaying on my game. This isn't an issue in daytime but any screens I want to show at night time its unviewable. The funny thing is if I open it in Photoshop, it shows excactly how I see it in-game, oddly I get the same result using the Metro Photo viewer, it appears how it is in-game.

 

I've searched on all the FRAPS support pages and all the answers were just "Well I dont have any issues, your monitor must be calibrated wrong". But that wouldn't explain how I can have the same image on the screen twice and still have different results?

 

Any advice? Anyone in the same situation?

 

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#2 Neu B

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 19:25

It's windows photo viewer. If I view a pic in anything else but photo viewer, it displays correctly.



#3 OP McKay

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 19:58

It's windows photo viewer. If I view a pic in anything else but photo viewer, it displays correctly.

 

They also display in Chrome too dark. So if I upload them anywhere they're too dark. 



#4 shozilla

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 20:05

Edit the screenshots in the editor and adjust the brightness That simple.

#5 soulburner

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 22:16

I also had this problem when I was using Fraps and it was very annoying. I didn't realize the screenshots looked fine in Photoshop, though - so if you want to post/show only a few of them, just open in PS and... save them. The loss of quality should not be significant (if visible at all - depends on compression settings), but it can be problematic if you want to do this to hundreds+ files. I think MSI Afterburner doesn't have this problem so if you're not emotionally attached to Fraps it might be a good reason to stop using it.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 22:27

Whoa, check out those graphics.



#7 OP McKay

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:10

I also had this problem when I was using Fraps and it was very annoying. I didn't realize the screenshots looked fine in Photoshop, though - so if you want to post/show only a few of them, just open in PS and... save them. The loss of quality should not be significant (if visible at all - depends on compression settings), but it can be problematic if you want to do this to hundreds+ files. I think MSI Afterburner doesn't have this problem so if you're not emotionally attached to Fraps it might be a good reason to stop using it.

 

I tried resaving them in Photoshop but the edited ones show up as dark still in photo viewer. Even tried multiple file types to no avail. 



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 18:58

I found the problem. Something about Photo Viewer being a Colour coded app, I deleted the Colour profile for my monitor and photos aren't as dark in picture viewer any more. Apparently this has been a common bug since Vista.