Please add a control for 8/10/12 bpp
Please add a control to select RGB or YCbCr output
Please add a control to select YCbCr 4:4:4 / 4:2:2 / 4:2:0 output
I agree with Stefan75 with regards to what needs to be added.
Some are there already like RGB or YCbCr output but it is not very clear when they are actually displayed in the UI. I have not got access to my PC using Intel HD graphic at the moment. But from memory when I use HDMI1 (1.4) out on my motherboard I can only select xvYCC. But I cannot select YCbCr as that option is simply not shown in the UI. If I use HDMI2 (2.0) the option to select YCbCr is actually shown in the UI but then xvYCC is gone. This is using the same display and the same resolution. Maybe this is a bug or by design. But it would be better to ALWAYS show the various settings in the UI. Settings that cannot be applied in a specific setups could simply be greyed out or not selectable.
Other settings are simply missing like bit depth and chroma subsampling. Higher bit depth seems to be applied automatically if supported by the display. But there might be situations where you want to use a lower bit depth or chroma subsampling. As it stands now that is not possible through the UI.
Suggest you have a look at one of your competitors (Nvidia) and how they manage these additional settings in their UI. It is much clearer and easier to understand.
For the other settings in your screenshots like brightness/contrast I think they might be useful on certain tablets e t c. But I imagine most users like me with separate/external displays would rather control these through the display's settings.
Personnaly, I don't use any "Image enhancement", "Color enhancement" or "Gamut mapping" but I do need a way to select YCbCr 4:4:4 / 4:2:2 / 4:2:0 and to select output colour depth 8bpc / 10bpc / 12bpc...
Intel is planning on removing features from their graphics?
The color settings are were very useful for me - I've touched contrast, brightness, gamma adjustments for each color value in order to calibrate a really trashy panel that came built into the laptop I was using. An ICC would not have done the job because those adjustments are lost in 3D applications.
Sometimes in a really dark environment these adjustments also help take the panel brightness down below what the OS adjustment allows.
There are probably other useful cases that you're not going to hear about but there you go.
I use the Saturation function of the drivers to boost my monitor's color vividness. I do not have direct control over these functions on a regular monitor, typically only TVs have these features. By keeping the options in software, you enable configuration of these settings for people like me who do not have the ability to do so otherwise.
Given the number of folks sounding off in these two threads, those on HDMI 2.0 capable drivers (7th gen Nuc) need to be able:
- Set the desktop color bit depth (8, 10, 12)
- Set the chroma output (4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0).
Currently the desktop is defaulting only to 8bpc in 4:4:4 chroma. We need a way to choose 10bpc or 12bpc at lower chroma settings when we want to watch HDR (HDR-10 content) in apps that don't have explicit direct-x call-outs (e.g. players that use in-window native desktop color bit depth).
The other driver manufacturers (Example 1 (Nvidia), Example 2 (AMD)) have had this for quite a while and Intel needs to begin to support this and be competitive in the HDR space, especially with this being a focus of Windows 10 in the Creator's update.
Ronald_Intel: Are this thread still active ?
I want to be able to set color depth (8,10,12) and chroma output (4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0)
Yes, we are always looking at this one! Thank you for your feedback.
I already forwarded this request to the team in charge of developing the Graphics Control Panel.
A more rare request that could also pop up is:
Having multi screen setup, with one needing RGB/4:4:4/8bit and the other screen 10bit 4:2:2/4:2:0.
Now that's really going to be tricky
Needless to say... WDDM 2.2 drivers would be a request alongside all these color-bit depth and chroma setting options (since WDDM 2.2 is needed to allow for 10-bit depth post Creator's Update in Win10).