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Comic 536 - Three Eras of Colour

Posted on Wednesday, the 12th of October at 12:00 AM, 2022 in 2022

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DanVzare Wed, 12. Oct 12:00 AM, 2022 edit delete
I can't be the only person who has noticed how everything nowadays has the contrast and saturation bumped up to eleven.

We went from no colours in the 2010s to too much colour in the 2020s, and since the 2010s wasn't that long ago, whenever you bring up that something is too colourful, they just point towards the Brown Blurry Bloom era, as though somehow you're the idiot for not loving the eye-burning use of colour.
There's a middle ground people!

Personally, I blame HDR, and how everyone such as game developers and movie makers, are wanting to highlight how their stuff makes use of it. A bit like how most 3D movies poke things towards the camera to highlight the whole "Ooh, look at that! It's like it's coming out of the screen!" thing.

Now, am I right in blaming HDR for the ridiculous contrast and saturation of modern media? I don't know... it could just be people going from one extreme to the other.
Still, I miss soft palettes. I mean, even logos are all using what looks like primary colours!
Tone it down everyone! It looks horrible!