Fix tinted screenshots on Windows 10 with these 2 methods

Teodor Nechita
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Sometimes, Windows 10 users may report that their screenshots have an orange tint to them, regardless of the screen capturing method they are using.

Other users seem to be having even worse problems:

My screen turns red when I capture a screenshot. How can I turn it off? I haven’t changed any settings; yesterday it was fine. I tried using different snipping tools, and the regular PrtSc button. All red. I have the night mode off, and everything else is regular.

Let’s see how you can quickly fix this issue.

Steps to fix tinted screenshot issues in Windows 10

1. Troubleshoot your display driver

  1. Press Windows Key + X
  2. Click Device Manager
  3. Expand Display Adapter

From here on out, you can choose to right-click on one of the two options listed below:

1.1. Rollback the Driver

  1. Click Properties
  2. Navigate to Driver tab
  3. Click the rollback option if available

1.2. Update driver from manufacturer’s website

  1. Go to the website of the driver‘s manufacturer or computer’s manufacturer
  2. Download the latest available drivers for your graphics card
  3. Uninstall your old driver and install the new one

Uninstall video driverYou will need to restart your computer after the above steps.

Learn everything there is to know about taking and saving screenshots on Windows 10 from this quick guide.

2. Adjust f.lux or any similar apps when taking screenshots

The Windows 10 Mav 2019 update seems to be having some issues with with F.lux v4.104 running in the background.

This problem leads to tinted screenshots regardless of the means of taking the screenshot, even when using third-party screen recording tools.

Fix tinted screenshots issue while running f.lux

  1. Press Start
  2. Type in Power & sleep Settings
  3. Right under Related Settings select Additional Power settings
  4. Select Choose what the Power buttons do
  5. Choose Change settings that are currently unavailable
  6. Uncheck  the Turn on faster Startup boxAdjust screen settings for tinted screenshots
  7. Click Save Changes
  8. Restart your computer.

If these changes don’t fix the issue, you should consider turning f.lux off altogether when taking screenshots, and turning it back on after you are done.