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Windows 7: Color in photo viewer

09 Apr 2011   #1
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Color in photo viewer

If you look at the snip you will notice the background of my photo in the Windows Photo Viewer is yellowed. In the past it was snowy white like the SF background. I can't place anything I've done since this started happening. Anyone know why this displays this way and can I get it back to a white background?

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I upgraded my graphics today to a GeForce GTX460, updated the driver and the viewer still looks yellowed.


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09 Apr 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Check the background settings. Personalization/Windows Color?

What is the background in other Apps like Word.
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09 Apr 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it's often a problem with windows update and the colour profiles on samsung monitors.

you'll need to revert to the standard windows device profile.

type color into your startmenu searchbox >> chose color managment from the search results >> goto advanced tab >> for device profile, select 'system default sRGB IEC616966-2.1'




you may have to reboot to see any changes - please let us know if it worked.

this has been a problem for years now with samsung monitors and windows 7 - i'm really surprised that nobody at samsung nor microsoft has done anything about it yet.
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09 Apr 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it's often a problem with windows update and the colour profiles on samsung monitors.....

this has been a problem for years now with samsung monitors and windows 7 - i'm really surprised that nobody at samsung nor microsoft has done anything about it yet.
Thanks Mickey!!
That was the problem and the fix worked for me. I read through the other thread too, very interesting two corporate giants can let this kind of problem go un-fixed.
[note to self, email Samsung]
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09 Apr 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

As MM said Samsung get it wrong. Why ?????????????????
It caused me enormous frustration quite some time ago when I started using Photoshop.

MS may provide the profile for you as a "service". So you need to check.
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09 Apr 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

glad i could help

thanks for rep mjf
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14 Apr 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
It's b-a-a-a-a-ck

The darned yellow color is back in Photo viewer. I still have the same profile loaded as Mickey suggested. Updated vid drivers via Win update, nVIDIA site, rolled back, reupdated, did a clean install from ASUS CD that came with new card. ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2D/1GD5
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15 Apr 2011   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Check under "devices" that your default is sRGB like
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Also color profile settings are user account specific.


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15 Apr 2011   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

also, try using the remove button to get rid of the pesky samsung profile.

next time you do a windows update, hide the samsung profile, so you never get bothered by it again.
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15 Apr 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Check under "devices" that your default is sRGB like

Also color profile settings are user account specific.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
also, try using the remove button to get rid of the pesky samsung profile.

next time you do a windows update, hide the samsung profile, so you never get bothered by it again.
Thank again guys! I stumbled on a similar fix while falling asleep early this AM

Using Device Manager/Monitor/Properties I to update driver/browse my computer/let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. I selected the UPnP driver (generic Microsoft) and used it.
In Windows update the Samsung driver was there so I did hide it.
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This is what the color profile looks like now and (crosses fingers) is working fine.
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The Samsung manual got me thinking about this, heh.
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