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I have a HDR movie content playing on a HDR supported PC, using software like the VLC layer. If I take a snapshot to get a png image file, will the image file include the HDR information? That is, if I compare the image file with the movie frame where it is snapshot side by side, will they look exactly the same?

  • Which software you are using to capture screenshot? – Daman Aug 7 at 9:15
  • @Daman I am using the capture function from the VLC media player, while it is playing the HDR content. – Haruto.S Aug 17 at 6:59
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If I take a snapshot to get a PNG image file, will the image file include the HDR information?

How do you take a snapshot? 10 bits minimum color depth of the PNG has the same effect on your HDR display.

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  • I am using the snapshot function in VLC player, which produces png files with 24-bit color depth (8 bits for each color channel, I believe) on my PC. Does that suffice to produce the HDR effect? – Haruto.S Aug 17 at 7:08

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