Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby WarpD » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:44 pm

When I do a comparison between Google Earth imagery and the photoscenery... I do not see that the photoscenery is dark at all. I am uncertain where you've determined that it is indeed darker than it should be to begin with.
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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby yankeegolf3 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:30 pm

as I wrote in a previous post the anomaly exists even with the default scenery. Photoscenery is not the issue but 4.4 is. granted not on all systems. Rolling back from 4.4 to 4.3 clears the anomaly.
Still no reply from LM.
PTA is payware. Tomato is freeware. Do you think that the latter will be of any use?

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby Martyson » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:30 pm

as I wrote in a previous post the anomaly exists even with the default scenery. Photoscenery is not the issue but 4.4 is. granted not on all systems. Rolling back from 4.4 to 4.3 clears the anomaly.
Still no reply from LM.
PTA is payware. Tomato is freeware. Do you think that the latter will be of any use?
Do you have screenshot of default P3D airports / without add-ons like PTA / Tomato?
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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby yankeegolf3 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Image

here it is. KBZN default scenery v4.4. If you don't call it ugly, nothing is

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby Martyson » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:51 pm

I had a quick look KBZN:

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby ibelarry » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:48 pm

Yes I have the same issue with overexposure with UltimateVFR in the Southwest and even with MegaScenery in Georgia and Tennessee. I have tried adjusting lighting settings in both P3Dv4.4 and in PTA...no joy. UltimateVFR used to look really good in all the other versions of P3dv4

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby Martyson » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:52 pm

Yes I have the same issue with overexposure with UltimateVFR in the Southwest and even with MegaScenery in Georgia and Tennessee. I have tried adjusting lighting settings in both P3Dv4.4 and in PTA...no joy. UltimateVFR used to look really good in all the other versions of P3dv4
I do not use any of those add-ons.
And I do not have an over exposed airport problem.
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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby ibelarry » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:27 pm

I do not use any of those add-ons.
And I do not have an over exposed airport problem.
Well aren't you lucky! Responses like that do not solve the greater issue of photo scenery being overexposed in P3dv4.4!
All other scenery such as ORBX is fine it is just with photo scenery in general

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby Martyson » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:08 pm

I do not use any of those add-ons.
And I do not have an over exposed airport problem.
Well aren't you lucky! Responses like that do not solve the greater issue of photo scenery being overexposed in P3dv4.4!
All other scenery such as ORBX is fine it is just with photo scenery in general
Is this where a developer(s) of Photo scenery should be working directly with LM?

As you previously mentioned:
"as I wrote in a previous post the anomaly exists even with the default scenery."

So, I am checking my default / Orbx scenery for any possible problems.
None found.
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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby ananda » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:49 pm

Surely it depends on the quality of the original photographs and the HDR settings?

Home-brewed scenery near EDRM:

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby Martyson » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:12 am

I went an had a quick look at EDRM area (P3D default / Orbx global).

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby WarpD » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:59 pm

With the inability to reproduce the same conditions consistently across systems... this is going to most likely be a system level issue. When I go to any location stated, the color levels are all correct and not over-exposed at all. I do not have any post-processing addons installed on my system.
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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby Larry_R » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:24 am

In addition to what Ed has mentioned and for what it’s worth, in working on the PR for my current project I see no significant difference between v3.4 and v4.4, and further, I can take a screen clip of the PR area from v4.4 and paste it into the PR Photohop file as a new layer and the match is essentially perfect. That is, what I see in my PR as I’m working on it is what I see in v4.4. I use no post processing, and no shader mods. I also calibrate my monitors periodically with a spectrophotometer.
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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby yankeegolf3 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:45 am

Anyone who is experiencing this problem with 4.4 knows perfectly well that it is not the case with everybody. What we need is help from someone whos has found a solution.

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Re: Photoscenery extremely overexposed in 4.4

Postby WarpD » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 pm

Since I am not sitting in front of your computer, it would be unlikely that I could resolve your issue. I also believe that to be true for pretty much anyone else. I firmly believe it is something on your system that is the root of the issue.

A thought.... Just because you uninstalled an application doesn't mean all files are gone. Any files that are created by the application running are not 'known' by the uninstaller and thus will most likely not be removed.

I believe one of these to be true:
1. You have something on your system that is overriding the normal behavior of the Prepar3D rendering process.
2. You have unusual settings in your monitor with regards to brightness, contrast, and/or Red, Green or Blue.
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