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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer Background Yellow Color-Fix

12 Sep 2009   #21

Windows 7 x64

Picasa photo viewer :)

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05 Nov 2009   #22

windows 7 pro

I now have alight blue colour...and using samsung
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05 Nov 2009   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jag View Post
Known issue, i have it too. I read it's mostly on Samsung monitors after downloading a new driver for it using Win update. You can fix it the following way:

- control panel
- search for color management
- go to Change advanced color management....
- go to tab All profiles
- at the bottom of the list under ICC profiles, there should be a profile that is called sRGB IEC61966-2.1. If not, add it.
- If there is another profile for display listed, like a Samsung profile, delete it

This should fix the problem. You can read more about the problem here.
I've hated that friggin yellow background for months.(samsung monitor here too)
Never thought of actually seeking a solution.

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08 Nov 2009   #24

Windows 7
Windows Photo Viewer background color change to black

Hi Everyone,

This is what everyone is looking for and I just did it / works

This applies to the program Windows Photo Viewer / Windows Live Photo Gallery to change the background from a Yellowish white to black so that the pictures appear better.

Windows 7 Instructions

-In search field type, "regedit" Press Enter

Regedit program comes up

Be careful here don't delete anything

Expand the following folders:
- Select on VIEWER
On the right hand side that has MainWndPos right click on an empty surface


Change NEW Value #1 to


Now double click on the backgroundcolor word

Change the value from 0 to


To do this just copy and paste

On the right hand side that has MainWndPos right click on an empty surface


Change NEW Value #1 to


Now double click on the backgroundcolor word

Change the value from 0 to


To do this just copy and paste

Now you should have to values that look like below

BackgroundColor = 0xff000000 (Some long number)
TextColor = 0xffffffff (Some long number)

It is as easy as that you don't have to reboot. Open a Picture using Windows Photo Viewer

If you want to change Windows Live Photo Gallery you do the same thing in this location below

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Viewer

I will work on changing the color of the folder location to black.

Joseph Karman, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PS: If you still don't know how to do it attached are files ONLY for Windows 7 (64 Bit) addition only. It will ask you to enter it into the registery, click yes / OK.

Attached Files
File Type: reg Windows Photo Viewer.reg (502 Bytes, 1603 views)
File Type: reg Windows Live Viewer.reg (582 Bytes, 702 views)
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11 Dec 2009   #25

Windows 7 Photo Viewer 64-Bit

I've followed the instructions here for a 64-bit system, that didn't work, then I installed the attached reg file, and that didn't work either. The images were still yellow, though the background changed from yellow to black. I find this very frustrating considered I use Windows Photo Viewer frequently in my graphics work. Any further help would be appreciated.


FalconNW Mach V System
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz, 3334 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8
Samsung SyncMaster Monitor
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 12.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 10.0 GB
Total Virtual Memory 24.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 21.7 GB
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13 Dec 2009   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

One could also use the free Faststone Image Viewer instead and not have any backround to deal with since it displays most images in fullscreen (with flyout menus that appear when one moves the cursor to the edges of the screen). It's nice, imo, to be able to view one's images in fullscreen without any borders or other clutter. If one makes Faststone the default image viewer, then anytime one clicks on an image file, it opens (fast) in fullscreen with Faststone. Also, one can still access and use other external editing programs (such as e.g., Picasa, LightRoom, Photoshop, etc.) from w/i Faststone.
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14 Dec 2009   #27

Windows 7

Hi Paula,

The background is now black but the white in your photos are dicted by two things, first the actual picture that you have taken and the second is the display graphics that represents white. Try changing the color profiles under color management. Look up in the internet changing color profiles and then calibrating your colors. Calbrating your colors is easy and can be found by right clicking your desktop, personalize, than choose display on the left side, than calibrate colors.

Joseph Karman
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27 Dec 2009   #28

windows 7

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15 Jan 2010   #29

win 7

Thanks ...this was driving me nuts ...................
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27 Jan 2010   #30

Windows 7 H.P. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by josephkarman View Post
Joseph Karman, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PS: If you still don't know how to do it attached are files ONLY for Windows 7 (64 Bit) addition only. It will ask you to enter it into the registery, click yes / OK.
Nice tweak, man. Thanks a lot. I hate that white background!!!
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