Recently bought new monitor. And connected it with HDMI. No new monitor extends my laptops in-built monitor. There is 1 problem with white color (all other colors are awesome)

This is how Windows 7 Picture viewer and Windows Live Photo Viewer shows picture. (As you see not only picture but background of viewer is another tone).

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This is how Photoshop shows it enter image description here

Both monitors are showing color like that. How to fix that problem?

3 Answers 3

  1. Go into Control Panel > Color Management.

  2. Disable the color profile for your monitor (or set it to sRGB).

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    Don't forget to restart windows Jul 13, 2013 at 13:47
  • Main question here: What if I am using a calibrated icc profile so I specifically WANT Windows to use my color profile and it works perfectly all of the time for everything else. But the Windows Photo App on Win10 looks way way too red?
    – Tigraine
    Aug 1, 2015 at 23:37
  • @dotNET Ninja You don't need to reboot Windows. Only press close in color management window and reopen photo viewer.
    – mirh
    Jun 2, 2017 at 11:51

It seems it is a common - problem. To fix this problem, you have to remove the incorrect color profile. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, type Color Management in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. In the Color Management dialog box, click to select the Use my settings for this device check box.
  • In the Profiles associated with this device list, click the color profile that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
  • Note If you receive a warning message, click Yes. Close the Color Management dialog box and then restart the computer to apply the setting.


  • If there is no color profile present, then Click Add, and add sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile and make it default. Then restart.

I was looking for something different but had to chime in since the chosen answer is very inaccurate.

Yes it fixes the problem the user is having because the problem was most likely to do with a corrupt monitor profile.

But if you happen to be someone who photoshops your photos then you'll want the most accurate representation of colour and the only way to do that is with custom ICC profiles.

Assuming he deletes the corrupt profiles, everything will revert to looking the same but that means that he is also without a custom profile.

I don't think I've managed to explain it as well as some of the other people here..



TL;DR: You want to delete the profile if it is corrupted but no you shouldn't just leave it at that.

  • It's not about "corrupted". Sometimes you have software (or user, thinking to be "smart") installing 'super-duper' profiles.. Only to mess up gamma or anything else. And sometimes you don't notice that months after the fact. BTW, it looks like there may also be bugs in windows
    – mirh
    Jun 2, 2017 at 12:32

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