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Windows 7: Colors are off

09 Jun 2011   #1
Sheik Parker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Colors are off

I used the color calibration months ago, and I'm tired of having the wrong colors showing on the screen (mainly images).

Here's a summary:
yellow looks light green
light red looks light brown
purple appears too light
blue appears too light
green appears light blue
grey and pink look right

Is there anything I can do?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Jun 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheik Parker View Post
I used the color calibration months ago, and I'm tired of having the wrong colors showing on the screen (mainly images).

Here's a summary:
yellow looks light green
light red looks light brown
purple appears too light
blue appears too light
green appears light blue
grey and pink look right

Is there anything I can do?
the usual

check your video driver, check all the connections to be sure seated correctly, etc.

Is this OS newly installed?

System Specs?

Did this always happen or just start? etc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2011   #3
JakeTheSnake3p0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make sure the color profile you made is being loaded as the system default. Hit the windows key, type "color" and click on "Color Management". Go to the Advanced tab and click the "Change System Defaults..." button. Select your monitor and set the default profile there. Under the initial color management screen, make sure your profiles are set to use system defaults. If you've selected the right profile and you know it's been loaded into the video card, make sure your video card's drivers are up to date. Also, it's a possibility that your calibration process didn't pan out properly and you have an invalid profile to begin with.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Jun 2011   #4
Sheik Parker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
the usual

check your video driver, check all the connections to be sure seated correctly, etc.

Is this OS newly installed?

System Specs?

Did this always happen or just start? etc
All related drivers seem correctly installed and updated. Windows 7 came with the computer last fall. The computer worked great (at least compared to now) before March, when I went throught the color calibration at the direction of an instructor for viewing class videos. Those videos looked fine, but all videos and images since then haven't, and I don't remember what I did to change it in the first place.
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