Software concept

A lighting effect where brightness bleeds over an area around it in an image, simulating a type of glare.


Alternate name: Glow

The first video game about Bloom was released on May 1, 2003.

Ubisoft, Microsoft Game Studios and Square Enix has published most of these games

Causes bright areas on screen to "bleed" over darker sections, simulating a glare-like effect.

Note that this is NOT for glow/bloom effect accomplished with sprites or similar.
* HDR lighting

Parent group

Lighting and shadowing

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