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Fix Ugly Yellow Color in Microsoft’s Windows Picture Viewer (Wrong Color Profile For Monitor)

Add Color Profile_ll Are you frequently using Microsoft’s Windows Picture viewer to check your wallpapers, themes and pictures? If so, it’s possible you sooner or later encounter an ugly yellow color. Here’s how to fix that!

The yellow color is pretty ugly if you ask me, luckily there’s an easy fix for this

Easy Fix For Ugly Yellow Color

1. Step Open the Control Panel and enter Color Management into the search bar – results pop up

Color Management   All Control Panel Items

2. Step Check the Color Management windows

Color Management

3. Step Select your monitor from the dropdown and then click on Add .. then select a random color profile and hit “s” on your keyboard to jump to all profiles starting with an s. Then double-click the color profile sRGB IEC51966-2.1 (default)

Add Color Profile

4. Step Check the box Use my settings for this device at the top AND click the button Set as Default Profile

Set As Default Color Profile

5. Step Repeat the step for all display you have to fix that ugly yellow color

When you open the Windows Picture Viewer the next time, you will notice a shiny bright white in the background.

Cool! For reasons unknown to me, you have to repeat this tutorial every once in a while. The color profile can become corrupted or change whenever you disconnect a monitor – this is especially true if you have multiple Windows or use AMD Eyefinity

Let us know if that doesn’t work for you

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Published: Friday, February 1st, 2013 Last Modified: February 1, 2013

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