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Jakee.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:09 PM Edited by Jakee., 17 June 2013 - 07:17 PM.

I have been looking over the screenshots and I have noticed something, all of the screenshots seem to be off, colour wise.

This was a pretty big issue in GTA IV vanilla, and was fixed quite a bit with Ballad of Gay Tony.

I am very happy we are getting some more vibrant colours out of GTA V, but they still seem pretty washed out.

I decided to fire up GIMP and simply play with the saturation with what we already have, and here are the results of some of the best examples:

Buzzard:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/DhmBwxh.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/gynAPMI.jpg

Trevor AK:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/GRXEmIy.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/iZTky3X.jpg

Bahamas Mamas:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/BAdpDfz.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/u3XEJ6z.jpg

Cuban Plane:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/A8G0Bcf.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/yWR7E9P.jpg

Franklin Airport:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/F8KyTpI.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/H7OSyAF.jpg

Monkey RPG:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/Xmf2Mhx.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/zZuwwOy.jpg

Franklin Explosion:
Original: http://i.imgur.com/Ua4ODsC.jpg
Edited: http://i.imgur.com/yXMrH47.jpg

I am just confused as to why the colours are washed out, before people start saying consoles can't handle it.. this is simply with added saturation. The option was available in red dead redemption and with it, the world was twice as beautiful.

Also, I have only done 14.. feel free to play with other screenshots and see where I am coming from, I used a added saturation value of 60.

I do think 60 is too high, but they definitely need to saturate the images a little more. They are way too dull, and this is most noticeable in the explosion scenes.

Thoughts?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:15 PM

"Bahamas Mahamas"

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

You wont even realise it when your playing the game.
Plus they probably will add the "Contrast Saturation" options like there was in IV.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

Just fix the in game or tv settings when you play it if it bothers you.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

Maybe the default saturation levels are quite low? Just increase it in display settings and it will probably look fine.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

In GTA IV and RDR you could add saturation in the settings.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

Who the bucket says consoles can't handle colours?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:19 PM

The edited screenshots look like a children's colouring book.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

I get your point OP. I really do.

But I agree with this guy:
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The edited screenshots look like a children's colouring book.


The original screenshots look ''a bit more realistic'' than the ones you edited. However and luckily, GTA V is more colorful than GTA IV.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

I like what you did to the Trevor AK screenshot

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:28 PM

I think that the washed out colors add a bit more realism. Not everything in life is bright which makes this more realistic.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

I literally spent about 2 minutes on each image, I was purely getting at the fact that Life isn't washed out? I can understand buildings and cars looking dull, but fire and neon lights aren't dull.

I was just hoping that, by default, they would up the saturation up a little. I guess we could just go ahead and up it in the options menu. smile.gif

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:29 PM

I think you've overdone it. I think the original screens look just fine, but I reckon a +25 saturation would look a bit better. But as before mentioned, no worries -just adjust to your likings ingame. The edited screens looks a bit like Just Cause 2 screens, which IMO was over-saturated.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:30 PM

the originals are pretty good already compared to IV, you just oversaturate them which is ugly

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:49 PM

Hm. out of all your pictures I only think those plane and helicopter shots were better. The rest was too cartoony and did little besides making a huge red stain in place of explosion. But that's easy to correct anyway, if they don't enable that option there's always TV/display settings to compensate.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:52 PM

A tad washed out, but nowhere near as washed out as GTA IV was...

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:56 PM

Personally, the originals looked better except for lights/fire. Too bright and unnatural, though I'd like it if the lights had a bit more effect.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:58 PM

I was gonna say you can simply adjust the saturation of your TV, but the fact is, if the native saturation is too low, the colors will look unbalanced (as happened with GTA IV). But either way, take a look at IV pre-release screens, they looked grayer than on the final game. They still need to fine-tune that.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:36 PM

Most new tellys have that game mode feature or something right, you can also tweak in-game options or tv options.

It does look good how they have it, but I'd need to see gameplay in 720p to judge for sure.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:44 PM

I Think the faded look is called Realism. not everything in real life is OVERLY SATURATED.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:11 AM

The colors of those edited screens are disgusting. I prefer the originals.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:18 AM

I think it looks fine could be a tad brighter. Your edits are bit too overboard imo but its all personal preference at the end of the day and its an easy adjusment to make on your tv.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:31 AM

Dude, they've got the colours perfectly right. Not too much, not too washed out.

Your "edits" are just oversaturated versions and make the game look all cartoony and weird... if that's how you like it just pick up your TV Remote and increase the saturation.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:34 AM

I've seen those screenshots on different screens and they've never looked washed out to me.

The edited pics look WAY too vibrant, like something drawn on the side of a hippie van.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:34 AM

I think it's just the way the Rage engine renders things that makes it look all washed out. Looks way better than IV though! I remember at times IV looked absolutely monotone with one color over saturating the entire screen.

Also, some of those edited pics look great OP. icon14.gif

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:36 AM

Both don't look realistic at all. lol But ya thats what "tv options" are for. lol...You can EASILY edit them your self on your tv.
And the entire GTAIV game was blurred/washed oout, even with higher saturation it still was washed out. Its probably how I
was dying all the time, I couldnt see wtf I was driving towards. Not to mention the lack of free camera

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:40 AM

The difference between those photos isn't very noticeable Like I mean you'd only see it if you were looking for it.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:31 AM

OP. The muted colours in GTA:IV were not a fault. It wasn't a bug; something to be fixed because it was broken. The muted, autumnal colour palette was a deliberate artistic choice on the part of Rockstar. They are supposed to look that way because it's part of the atmosphere which goes with the sombre mood of Niko's story.

You may not have liked it; that's your prerogative. But it's not a fault with the game.

GTA:V isn't suffering from the same 'fault' because there's no fault from which to suffer. GTA:V will have it's own colour palette, which appears to be more vibrant but with a more natural look than the oversaturated versions of your screenshots. Remember that lighting as the result of the time of day and the prevailing weather will also have an influence.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

QUOTE (meson1 @ Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 17:31)
OP. The muted colours in GTA:IV were not a fault. It wasn't a bug; something to be fixed because it was broken. The muted, autumnal colour palette was a deliberate artistic choice on the part of Rockstar. They are supposed to look that way because it's part of the atmosphere which goes with the sombre mood of Niko's story.

You may not have liked it; that's your prerogative. But it's not a fault with the game.

GTA:V isn't suffering from the same 'fault' because there's no fault from which to suffer. GTA:V will have it's own colour palette, which appears to be more vibrant but with a more natural look than the oversaturated versions of your screenshots. Remember that lighting as the result of the time of day and the prevailing weather will also have an influence.

Agreed. It fascinates me when people still classify GTA IV's colour palette as a "fault". I didn't like the insane use of orange in SA, but was that a fault with the game?

GTA V's colour suits the bright and sunny vibe of the West Coast as GTA IV's suits the typically dark and dreary vibe of the East Coast.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE (Miamivicecity @ Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 06:44)
QUOTE (meson1 @ Tuesday, Jun 18 2013, 17:31)
OP.  The muted colours in GTA:IV were not a fault.  It wasn't a bug; something to be fixed because it was broken.  The muted, autumnal colour palette was a deliberate artistic choice on the part of Rockstar.  They are supposed to look that way because it's part of the atmosphere which goes with the sombre mood of Niko's story.

You may not have liked it; that's your prerogative.  But it's not a fault with the game.

GTA:V isn't suffering from the same 'fault' because there's no fault from which to suffer.  GTA:V will have it's own colour palette, which appears to be more vibrant but with a more natural look than the oversaturated versions of your screenshots.  Remember that lighting as the result of the time of day and the prevailing weather will also have an influence.

Agreed. It fascinates me when people still classify GTA IV's colour palette as a "fault". I didn't like the insane use of orange in SA, but was that a fault with the game?

GTA V's colour suits the bright and sunny vibe of the West Coast as GTA IV's suits the typically dark and dreary vibe of the East Coast.

The orange lighting in SA wasn't a fault actually. In fact, to get rid of that excess orange lighting, you could edit the timecyc and change the sky colors and color correction. It's not impossible.

I agree that GTA V could use a bit more saturation, but not overkill like the enhanced screenshots you're showing.




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