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    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?

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    Ed P
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    You could try Philips troubleshooter, and check all monitor cable connections are tight. If these do not work then RTM asap.


    keith with the teef
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    Hmm there is a small chance that photo 3.7 is changing the refresh rate.

    Install fraps to finfd out.


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    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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