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Windows 7: colour management black and white is sepia

02 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit home premium
colour management black and white is sepia

this is my first post and I hope I am posting in the correct area.

I have been looking for an answer to this and am still stuck after a couple of days.

I have pc with windows 7 home premium 64 bit and an LG flatron E1940S monitor, I am just moving on to this pc and intend to use photoshop on it.
The problem is that moving my images from my xp system, the colours are not right. Black and white shows as sepia as an example, and there seems to be a brownishness to everything.

I have tried adjusting the monitor.
I have looked at the colour management in windows and set to srgb.
I have tried windows calibration and there was a slight difference but not a good enough correction to replace the original settings.
i have installed the updates for the nvidia.

Any help appreciated please?

The monitor did not come as a bundle but was purchased with the pc and I just had to plug it in, I don't know if I need (nor where they are to be found) a driver/colour profile for that.

thanks for any help

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02 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Are you using a VGA cable? It might have a loose connection ...

Try resetting your monitor to factory settings. Check if the "temperature setting" is around 6500K, this is supposed to be the correct one (this should be set in NVidia Control Panel).

Hope this helps!
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03 Jul 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit home premium

Hi Seeliewight,

thanks for your help.

Have tried a different cable, no change.

When I go to the nvidia control panel, I can't see where to set the temperature,
I have channels - all channels, R G B (via the drop down menu) which can be adjusted for brightness, contrast and gamma.

Below that there is vibrancy and hue.

But I can't see a temperature setting there, where would I find it?
On the monitor itself I have tried srgb and the preset 6500k.

I have just tried my old monitor on the new pc, and although not perfect it is much better in that the blacks are looking black (and not brownish). To be honest I didn't mess with the settings on the old monitor as I wanted to reconnect it back to XP pc.

So I'm thinking I will have to get some calibration software to get rid of the brownness.

Thanks for your help,
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