Windows Photo Viewer Shows Yellow Tint Background When Previewing Images

When previewing images using Windows Photo Viewer or Windows Photo Gallery (part of Windows Essentials suite), the viewer background as well as the image may show up with yellow tint and off colored. Some users face this issue after upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary update build 1607.

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Use these steps to resolve the problem.

Open Settings (WinKey + i), search for Color Management and open it.

Select the monitor from the list of devices (For example, Display: SyncMaster SA300).

Enable “Use my settings for this device” check box. Under Profiles associated with this device, remove all the profiles that are listed, by selecting each profile and clicking the Remove button.

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That should help!

Note: The same issue was widely reported by Windows Vista users long back, after installing the Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Here are a couple of Microsoft Knowledgebase articles that address the issue

How to remove the association between the display and a color profile when pictures are being displayed with bad color

When you view an image in Windows Photo Gallery on a Windows Vista-based computer, the image is yellow

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

1 thought on “Windows Photo Viewer Shows Yellow Tint Background When Previewing Images”

  1. Thanks! This changed mine from the ugly beige to a crisp blueish-white!

    Thank you so much and the instructions were very easy to follow!


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