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September 16, 2009 1:01 PM Subscribe
Why does my background torture LCD screens?
posted by pwnguin to Technology (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I made a (IMO) awesome fractal background
in GIMP. I'm discovering though that it's rather killer on LCD screens. Supposedly LCD doesn't suffer burn-in, but that's basically what I'm facing.
Only some parts of the image seem to provoke "image persistence" or whatever people want to call this. Interestingly, only the dark regions seem to trigger memory, but not all dark regions. The dark areas on the screen border left or right don't trigger it.
For a long time I thought it was some weird magnetic field line effect, before I realized my background does have similar form. Are there ways to tweak the image to reduce this?