Windows 10 allows apps to add all sorts of overlays to it. The overlays may cover the entire screen or they may only cover a part of it. An overlay may or may not be included when you screenshot your desktop or an app. It depends on the screenshot tool or on the type of overlay you’ve added.
Fix tinted screenshots on Windows 10
If you’re taking screenshots and they appear to be tinted a particular color e.g., blue, orange, or sepia, it may be a problem with the screenshot tool you’re using or with an app that’s added a filter or overlay to your screen.
1. Use the Windows 10 screenshot tool
Before you check for overlays, you should first check if the screenshot tool is adding a color filter to the screen or screenshot. The best way to do this is to use the Windows 10 screenshot tool.
- Go to your desktop.
- Minimize all apps.
- Tap the Win+Print Screen keyboard shortcut.
- Open File Explorer.
- Go to the Screenshots folder in the Pictures library.
- Open the recent screenshot you took and examine it for a tint.
If the tint is absent, it is possible your screenshot tool is adding the tint. Check the settings for the tool and disable any enhancements that it is applying.
2. Check overlay apps
Disable apps that add an overlay to your screen. These may be apps that are tinting the screen. Flux is an app that’s meant to tint the screen so if it’s running, disable it.
Check other overlay apps; this may be anything that covers the screen partially or wholly. If you have an app installed to reduce the brightness, it may be causing problems.
3. Disable Nightlight
Windows 10 has a feature called Nightshift that tints the screen. You may have enabled it to turn on automatically on a schedule.
- Open the Settings app with the Win+I keyboard shortcut.
- Go to the System group of settings.
- Select the Display tab.
- Turn the Nightlight switch off.
4. Lenovo laptops
If you own a Lenovo laptop, the Eye Care tool is likely causing the tint and appearing in the screenshot. Turn it off and the problem will go away.
- Open the Lenovo Vantage app.
- Click Device at the top right.
- Select Display & Camera.
- Select Eye Care and disable it.
5. Roll back display driver
If the problem is new, and you’ve recently updated the display driver, you should roll it back. The driver may be causing problems with the dislay.
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand Display Adapters.
- Right-click the on-board graphics card and select properties.
- Go to the Driver tab.
- Click Roll back driver.
- Once the driver has been uninstalled, restart the system.
Very few apps are able to add a tint to the screen that can be captured by a screenshot tool. They exist but chances that you’ve installed one are rare. If you do not have an overlay app installed, try using a different screenshot tool. The default Windows 10 screenshot tool is a good option, or you can use the Snipping tool.