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You can now apply photo filters to your games with this tool from Nvidia

You can now apply photo filters to your games with this tool from Nvidia


Including a mode designed to help colorblind players

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Applying filters is ubiquitous on Instagram and other social media platforms. Now a new feature from Nvidia lets you apply filters over the top of games, rather than on your holiday snaps.

The feature is called Nvidia Freestyle, and is part of its GeForce Experience software. Freestyle has 15 different filters to choose from, with 38 different settings that paint over your game with different hues and effects. The filters include black and white, sepia, vignette, a night mode, retro, and half-tone options. The feature is in beta mode at the moment. Nvidia says there is support for one hundred games including Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Assassin’s Creed, Cuphead, World of Warcraft: Legion, and Diablo III.

Players can tweak color and saturation, and apply the filters from an in-game menu. “You can create a retro war-themed filter for your favorite FPS, or enhance color and contrast to make a game look more photorealistic,” Nvidia says in a blog post. There are other neat uses for the feature too, with a night mode that reduces blue colors, and a mode to help colorblind players tell the difference between colors. The game filters will be available in beta on January 9.