Portals "turn green/enl" on edged

When zooming in/out and some RES portal is near the top down corners, it looks like ENL portal, turning into Green. I found this VERY confusing and it makes me move the zoom all the time. This video is on iOS but Android users reported the same


  • ToxoplasmollyToxoplasmolly ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have observed the same. I believe it's a side effect of the following:

    1. The artificial chromatic aberration at the edges and corners of the screen: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/3436/artificial-chromatic-aberration-doesnt-work-as-a-visual-effect.
    2. The predominantly cyan color in the center of Resistance-aligned portals.

    Smearing out blue and red from cyan leaves you with green. 🤷‍♂️

    My suggestions to Niantic would be:

    1. Remove the artificial chromatic aberration (cf. the link above).
    2. In the HSB color model, make the center of Resistance-aligned portals maybe 10-20° more blue. Alternatively, find a way to avoid clipping the components in the RGB color model, seeing as how cyan is what you get when you max out the green and blue channels. (Enlightened-aligned portals have a related problem, where their centers are close pure white.)
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