Originally Posted by bsp_53
I hear you about the gradient, I don't thing it's the file format.
The colors seem to washed out in the corners w/ the 3.0 update. It is as if there is a whiteness or grey trying to shine through from behind the colors. I notice this especially in daylight, when the lcd screen is at its brightest. It cheapens the appearance, to me.
2.11 had richer / deeper coloration ... it just plain looked good.
Ford is definitely adding a slight opacity mask to the entire background image - I assume to ensure even the lightest backgrounds have some degree of contrast relative to all the white text.
So, in layman's terms, they're intentionally washing out the background photo - you'd have to compensate in your source file if you want to avoid it.
2012 Focus Ti Hatch | Ingot Silver | 401A, Nav, Winter Pkg, Moon Roof, Parking Tech. Pkg
Build Date: 12/2/2011 | New APIM: 4/4/2012
MFT: Factory v2.11, 3/14/12 Web -> v3.0.2, 9/24/12 Web -> v3.2.2, 1/24/13 Web -> v3.5.1, 8/13/13 Web -> v3.6