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Windows 7: Different colour when viewing image in fullscreen

31 May 2011   #1
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 
Different colour when viewing image in fullscreen

Hi,

When viewing a picture it looks unnatural however if I full screen it, it looks how it should be. Any ideas on this?


Thanks


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31 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it's probably your samsung monitor profile - they've been faulty for a long time.

type color into your start-menu searchbox, then chose 'color management' from the results >> goto the advanced tab >> select 'system default (sRGB IEC61966-2.1) for your device profile.

Different colour when viewing image in fullscreen-color_manag.png

please let us know if that cures your problem.


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31 May 2011   #3
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for this, but it was already set to that
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31 May 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok - can you show us an example of what you mean by 'unnatural'?
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31 May 2011   #5
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 

Sure, here is a comparision

Thanks


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31 May 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hmm, that's very similar to the way my images looked before i changed my monitor color proile.

when i saw you had a samsung monitor, i thought 'aha!'

here's an old screenshot that i've dug up showing the same image in photoshop and in windows photo viewer:

Different colour when viewing image in fullscreen-live_or_dead.jpg

my problem was solved as soon as i changed the device profile as i mentioned above.

if you're sure that you're already using sRGB IECblah, then it looks as if you have a different problem...


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31 May 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Similar to mickey, I have dual monitors (22" and 19", both Acer) and on the 22" (main display) I would get a purple tinge to pictures. In my case to get the 22" to display properly I had to change the default ICC from the one from the for the 22" to the one from the 19",

Different colour when viewing image in fullscreen-color.png

Click on Add and try some of the other ICC profiles and see if one of them fixes it.


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31 May 2011   #8
TheCase

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you both. Under the Devices tab I deleted the current one and replaced it with sRGB IEC61966-2.1. Setting this as the default didnt work I had to delete the current profile


Thanks
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31 May 2011   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

now be careful that windows update doesn't try to re-instate the faulty profile!

if you see a samsung monitor entry in windows update (probably in the optional section), right-click and hide it so it won't bother you again.
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