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Rendering - Screen output differs from file output

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:41 am
by thoro

I'm using a 'Blend'-Background for my image. When I start the renderer, the screen output shows a smoother result than the saved file. Changing the image format produced no change (I normally use PNG and Targa Raw).

This is the on-screen-output of the renderer:


and this is the saved file:


Is this wanted? Is there a dithering process while showing the render on screen? Unfortunately, I prefer the on-screen version :-)



Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:32 pm
by SirDude
I see no differences.

Maybe your display is outputting 16bit?

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:52 pm
by thoro're right :-) I received a new TFT display today and the driver must have changed color depth from 32 to 16bit :oops: I promise to use my brain next time (maybe it works)...

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:19 pm
by tinus
There -is- a difference:


This might be the dithering done by openGL in 16-bit mode though.


Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:42 pm
by thoro
...yes, I agree.