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Article Number: 000130943


Color Banding with Dell Premier Color Application with Intel integrated Graphics

Summary: Information about Color Banding on images when using Dell Premier Color and Intel integrated graphics.

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Symptoms

Affected Platforms:

Precision 3520
Precision 3530
Precision 3540
Precision 3541
Precision 5510
Precision 5520
Precision 5530 2-in-1
Precision 5530
Precision 5540
Precision 7510
Precision 7520
Precision 7530
Precision 7540
Precision 7710
Precision 7720
Precision 7730
Precision 7740
XPS 15 7590
XPS 15 9550
XPS 15 9560
XPS 15 9570
XPS 15 9575 2-in-1
XPS 17 9700


Color Banding with the Dell Premier Color Application

Note: Systems with Intel Gen9 and Gen10 integrated graphics are affected: Intel HD/UHD/Iris/Iris Pro 5XX, P5XX, 6XX, and P6XX.

Color banding (contouring) can be seen on XPS and Dell Precision laptops with the Premier Color application and Intel-integrated graphics. This happens when viewing an image or video playback on the darker part (low-end blacks).

The color banding gets more significant as we decrease the Gamma value using the Gamma slider on the Premier Color User Interface (UI). Color banding gets less significant as we increase the Gamma value using the Gamma slider on Premier Color UI.

Below are examples with the Color banding (contouring) issue when Premier Color is installed:

Color Banding (Contouring) on Image
Figure 1: (English Only) Color Banding (Contouring) on Image

Color Banding (Contouring) on Image
Figure 2: Color Banding (Contouring) on Image

Color Banding (Contouring) Improved Image if Gamma Value is Set to the Max
Figure 3: (English Only) Color Banding (Contouring) Improved Image if Gamma Value is Set to the Max

Color Banding (Contouring) Improved Image if Gamma Value is Set to the Max
Figure 4: Color Banding (Contouring) Improved Image if Gamma Value is Set to the Max

  • Color banding (contouring) is observed on the darker part of the image.
  • When decreasing the Gamma value using the Gamma slider, color banding (contouring) gets more significant.
  • When increasing the Gamma value using the Gamma slider, color banding (contouring) gets less significant.

Cause

Color banding (contouring) happens because the Gamut remapping can introduce artifacts in the low-end blacks, which are a limitation with the Intel-integrated graphics. This issue can be seen when enabling the WideGamut registry and viewing select content. The hardware is working as designed. The next generation of Intel-integrated graphics will improve the color banding (contouring) behavior.

Resolution

If you have further questions about this article, contact Dell Technical Support.

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Affected Product

Precision 3520, Precision 3530, Precision 3540, Precision 3541, Precision 5520, Precision 5530 2 in 1, Precision 5530, Precision 5540, Precision 7520, Precision 7530, Precision 7540, Precision 7720, Precision 7730, Precision 7740, Precision 5510Precision 3520, Precision 3530, Precision 3540, Precision 3541, Precision 5520, Precision 5530 2 in 1, Precision 5530, Precision 5540, Precision 7520, Precision 7530, Precision 7540, Precision 7720, Precision 7730, Precision 7740, Precision 5510, Precision 7510, Precision 7710, XPS 15 7590, XPS 15 9550, XPS 15 9560, XPS 15 9570, XPS 15 9575 2-in-1, XPS 17 9700See more

Last Published Date

24 Oct 2022

Version

5

Article Type

Solution