And only in games. When I take a screenshot, it looks completely fine and smooth in a picture. I looked online and some people said it might have something to do with gamma. But the gamma settings on my monitor aren't very flexible. There's only 3 modes. WHAT DO
Actually I think I incorrectly described my issue. When lighter colors blend into blacks, it appears kind of muddy and unclear. When I take a screenshot of the issue it doesn't show up in the picture. The shadows in the picture are very smooth and blend well into each other. In the game (dark souls) the lighter parts of the shadows appear a strong brown.
I'm not sure its a monitor issue. This doesn't happen when I take a screen shot of the game.
Exactly, issues with the monitor don't show up in screenshots.
Anyway, you can change your gamma through the OS, not just the monitor.
Right click desktop, click Personalize, click Display in the bottom left, then click Calibrate color on the left. Have fun.
The issue I'm having in the game is not reproduced when I view a screenshot of the game using the SAME monitor. i.e. I'm viewing the game and the screenshot on the same monitor.
Well try messing with the gamma through the OS then.
If that doesn't work, try a clean install of graphics card drivers and look around in your graphics card control panel for stuff. What graphics card do you have? And is this issue in all games or just Dark Souls so far?