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Windows 7: Problem viewing pictures/images on Windows 7

15 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Problem viewing pictures/images on Windows 7

I have this weird problem when I want to look at pictures/images with Windows 7 - when I double-click a picture, the background of the picture and the empty area around the picture's frame become dark yellow/beige as if the picture was printed on an old newspaper. I am sure that when I started using Windows 7 there was the normal white background, but something was changed, and now viewing pictures has become extremely uncomfortable because of this problem.

What is this and how can it be fixed?


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16 Jul 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi rfe777,

What program(s) are you experiencing this problem with? Windows Live Photo Gallery? Windows Photo Viewer? Microsoft Office Picture Manager?


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17 Jul 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

this has been a problem since beta days.

i had this problem with my samsung monitor after windows update downloaded an updated monitor profile.

first picture below is an example of the same image viewed in photoshop and windows photo viewer.

type color into the startmenu searchbox , find color management >> advanced >> change profile back to default, as per second picture.

you may have to reboot to get the right colours back - and hide the update in windows update, so it doesn't get downloaded again.

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17 Jul 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Sorry wrong thread!
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19 Jul 2010   #5
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Thanks for the solution & screens mickey! rf77, please post back when you get a chance to let us know if that worked for you.


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