Colours in Windows 8 screenshots

Subject: Colours in Windows 8 screenshots
From: Melanie Albrecht <melanie -dot- albrecht -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:20:17 +1100


I take screenshots to include in PDF manuals. I use Windows 8.

I've noticed that the operating system has a colour scheme that changes the
intensity of colours, depending on where they are on the screen.

When I take a screenshot of something that's near the top of the screen,
the colours are more intense than when I take a screenshot of the same
object that is lower down on the screen. This happens for every
application, which is why I think Windows 8 is responsible.

Because I have to doctor my screenshots (e.g. removing IP addresses and
passwords), it's hard to match the colours.

I've tried changing the colour theme (via Personalize) but that doesn't
change this colour gradation issue.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to turn off the gradation of colours
in Windows 8?

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