Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

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Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by alborzka » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:39 pm

I've been noticing a yellow tint on my gaming and also when viewing images: For example, if I go to this URL:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =973644940
and I see the first photo (among the 3 in the row), it appears red as thus:
Image

But when I click on it and the larger image appears, a yellow tint (noticeable whenever I game as well) is applied:
Image

EDIT: This is an example of what happens and this problem occurs during gaming as well; when playing a game, the colours on my screen look like the first image but when I take a screenshot and look at that on another computer it looks like the second image, so I think the second image is what my colour settings *really* are but something is overriding it so that all I see on my screen is colour settings that look like the first image. I wanna know how I can get my screen to show this *real* profile so I can change it and make all my screenshots etc *actually* look like the first image.

Any ideas why this is happening? I imagine it has something to do with a colour profile, but I can't seem to change anything about it.

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inxi -FGxxx
System:    Host: alborz-G750JW Kernel: 4.4.0-112-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9) dm: mdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: G750JW v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: G750JW v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: G750JW.210 date: 12/11/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19157
           clock speeds: min/max: 800/3400 MHz 1: 2449 MHz 2: 2499 MHz 3: 2481 MHz 4: 2410 MHz 5: 2660 MHz
           6: 2495 MHz 7: 2526 MHz 8: 2777 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK106M [GeForce GTX 765M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:11e2
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1600x900@60.06hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 765M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.12 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK106 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0b
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-112-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: wl bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43b1
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 6c:71:d9:36:60:b4
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet
           driver: alx port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1969:10a1
           IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: f0:79:59:33:e2:64
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2512.5GB (8.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB serial: S2Y4J9FD404111
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB serial: S2Y4J9FD404103
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 512.1GB serial: S1SXNSAFA14082N
Partition: ID-1: / size: 168G used: 107G (67%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 107.45GB used: 1.28GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc8
RAID:      System: supported: linear multipath raid0 raid1 raid6 raid5 raid4 raid10
           Device-1: /dev/md127 - inactive components: online: none spare: sdb[0]
           Unused Devices: none
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:50C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2300
Info:      Processes: 274 Uptime: 2 days Memory: 5857.7/15996.8MB
           Init: systemd v: 229 runlevel: 5 default: 2 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481 running in gnome-terminal-) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by greerd » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:28 am

Could be your color management mode in the browser.
For example in PaleMoon and probably FireFox, type about:config in the address bar and then search for 'color_management'. Try toggling the color_management-enablev4 and try that. If it doesn't help you can toggle it back.
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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by alborzka » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:58 pm

greerd wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:28 am
Could be your color management mode in the browser.
For example in PaleMoon and probably FireFox, type about:config in the address bar and then search for 'color_management'. Try toggling the color_management-enablev4 and try that. If it doesn't help you can toggle it back.
Unfortunately it's not just the browser, this also happens in-game as well (playing Cities: Skylines on Steam, for example).

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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by alborzka » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:19 pm

Added another rundown of the problem (see EDIT in first post).

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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by trytip » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:28 pm

this could be because of your Monitor settings have a vibrant touch to them. one way is to RESET the monitor colors to default with the buttons provided to see if your colors change
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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by alborzka » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:57 pm

trytip wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:28 pm
this could be because of your Monitor settings have a vibrant touch to them. one way is to RESET the monitor colors to default with the buttons provided to see if your colors change
What buttons would those be?

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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by alborzka » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:07 pm

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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by alborzka » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 pm

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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by trytip » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 am

seems to be the post of the month "upgrade your kernel or try a different one"
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Re: Colour difference (slight yellow tint) in images and games

Post by roblm » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:16 pm

alborzka wrote: ...the colours on my screen look like the first image but when I take a screenshot and look at that on another computer it looks like the second image...
I imagine it has something to do with a colour profile, but I can't seem to change anything about it.

I usually don’t need to manage the monitor’s color profile but I experienced this problem after installing Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, using kernel 4.13.0-32-generic and the nvidia-384.111 driver. I was taking a lot of screenshots of the panel for other topics and the colors were frequently incorrect, as seen in the panel on the left in the picture below. The panel on the right shows the correct colors.

screenshot color.png

When I went to System Settings > Color, there was no color profile assigned to my LG 24M45 monitor, as usually is the case. When a profile is assigned, there will then be an arrowhead to the left of the monitor name. When I clicked the Add profile button and expanded the drop-down list, this was the listing:

color profiles.png

I had the installation CD that came with the monitor, so I copied the .icm file for that monitor, named 24M45.icm, and added it to /home/your-user-name/.local/icc. These were designed for Windows but can be used by Linux. I then re-opened the Color app, clicked the Add profile button and clicked Other profile… at the bottom of the expanded list. In the Select ICC Profile File window, right click in the empty space and mark the checkbox next to Show Hidden Files.
Then I went to the icc folder, selected the 24M45.icm file and clicked the Import button. The Available Profiles for Displays window opened. Now when I expanded the drop-down list, there was also listed Default: 24M45. Also there was an arrowhead next to the monitor name in the Color window, and when clicked, the correct color profile was selected, as seen in the picture below. If the correct profile is not automatically selected, then click the Add profile button, select the correct profile and click Add.

color profiles-2.png

After selecting the color profile, the screen temporarily increased in brightness but was OK after logging out and back in.

I didn’t experience any more screenshot color problems after doing that but I experienced the exact same problem on another PC with Mint 18.3 Cinnamon installed and using kernel 4.4.0-108-generic and nvidia-340.104 driver. While testing Mint 18.3 MATE and Xfce, I didn’t experience that kind of problem.

If you don’t have the monitor’s installation CD, then go to the manufacturer’s website or try using the Best RGB profile.

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