Windows 7, 8, & Vista - Removing Color Profiles

This document explains how to remove color profiles in Windows 7, 8, and Vista.

Indentifying Incorrect Color Profiles

Here is an example of the same image viewed in a program with the correct color profile (top) and in a program with the incorrect color profile (bottom)

example_color_profile.png

Note that a yellowish tint isn't necessarily indicative of the wrong monitor profile. It could be color settings on the monitor itself. However, you can eliminate this as a possiblity by removing the color profile, if there is one. Also, using the wrong monitor profile can show up in multiple ways such as any kind of tint or images being too bright/not bright enough.

Removing Color Profiles

  • Go to the Start menu and open the Control PanelWindows 8 Accessing the Control Panel.

  • Type color management into the search bar at the top and click on Color Management.

    Control Panel

  • Select the desired monitor in Device, check the Use my settings for this device box, select the desired color profile, and click on the Remove button at the bottom.

    Color Management window

  • You will be prompted to confirm. Click on Continue.

    Confirmation window




Keywords:windows 7 vista remove removing color monitor profiles win8 8   Doc ID:14020
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2010-05-18 19:00 CDTUpdated:2012-11-28 10:15 CDT
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