December 5, 2018 at 10:59 am #28855
I recently treated myself to a new Philips monitor which has HDMI and VGA inputs. One of my preferred photo editors is Photoscape 3.7 as it is quite easy to use and has a good clone tool. However when in edit mode the screen starts to flicker after a minute or two which gradually gets worse and makes the thing unusable. If I switch to ‘Viewer’ mode the flickering stops immediately but starts again when switching back to edit. This occurs whether I use the HDMI or VGA inputs and it doesn’t happen with the old monitor. It doesn’t do it on any other program I’ve tried nor if I use the later PhotoscapeX (which unfortunately doesn’t have a clone tool unless you pay for the professional version). I’ve tried varying the refresh rate but that didn’t help. Any ideas?
December 5, 2018 at 11:37 am #28858
Ed PParticipant@edpsForumite Points: 4,430
You could try Philips troubleshooter, and check all monitor cable connections are tight. If these do not work then RTM asap.December 5, 2018 at 4:50 pm #28879
keith with the teefParticipant@thinktankForumite Points: 1,092
Hmm there is a small chance that photo 3.7 is changing the refresh rate.
Install fraps to finfd out.December 6, 2018 at 3:50 pm #28916
JukeboxParticipant@jukeboxForumite Points: 570
Sorted! Changing the Gamma setting on the monitor from 2.2 to 2.4 removed the problem. Bit of a mystery!
Thank you both for your suggestions.
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