WiseCleaner Think Tank

Encounter difficult computer problems?
All about maintenance and optimization of your Windows System.

Home > Think Tank > How to Enhance the Quality of Screenshots by Disabling HDR

How to Enhance the Quality of Screenshots by Disabling HDR

Aug 8, 2023

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It is a technique used in photography as well as video production to display a wider range of colors, tones, and contrast than traditional imaging techniques. HDR works by combining multiple images taken at different exposures to create a final image that has greater detail in both the dark and bright areas, resulting in more vibrant images and videos.

However, on the other hand, if you want to enhance the quality of your screenshots which often come out blurry, poor quality or do not match what you see on the screen, it could be beneficial to disable HDR on your Window computers. By disabling HDR, you can capture screenshots that are more true to the original content, with improved sharpness, better color accuracy, and reduced artifacts. You may also be interested in how to take a screenshot on your computer in all 5 ways.

Disable HDR in Windows 11

Step 1. Open Settings

Press Windows key + I key on the keyboard to open Windows Settings app.

Step 2. Select Display

By default, you will see System page opened, click on Display from the menu on the right.

Step 3. Open HDR

Under the Brightness & color section, click on Use HDR/HDR.

Step 4. Switch the toggle to Off

Under Display capabilities, there are two items:

  • If both HDR video streaming and Use HDR are Supported, simply disable HDR by switching the toggle of Use HDR to Off.
  • If Use HDR is Not supported, you can disable HDR by switching the toggle of HDR video streaming to Off.

After turning off HDR, try to take the screenshot again to see if the quality of your screenshot has improved.