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Windows Photo Viewer makes pictures yellow on 2nd monitor

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Windows Photo Viewer makes pictures yellow on 2nd monitor


    I don't really know whether this is related to the graphics cards or drivers or monitor or some driver/software issue but here it is: Windows Photo Viewer (my favorite image viewer) makes photos yellow, and also the empty space behind the photo. It only happens in this program, Photos app displays it just fine, so does photoshop. It's definitely a software issue, because everything else is displayed just fine, and it it was monitors fault, it wouldn't be visible in a screenshot:

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    And example of two firefox windows open:
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    Whenever I move the Photo Viewer windows across screens, it looks like its (de)applying the sepia filter. Again, it only seems to happen in this particular program, I haven't found any other occurrence. I have latest AMD drivers (and the issue has been since I got the new monitor - on the new monitor of course), I just removed both monitors drivers and let windows install then on its own, I don't know much about calibration, ICC profiles and such. What can I do?

    Thank you

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    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    If you go to Control Panel > Color Management, does it show the correct ICC/ICM profile for that monitor (Display 2)?

    If you want to rule out the ICM profile, you could always make a note of the profile name and temporarily remove it by going to Control Panel > Color Management > Advanced > Change System Defaults > Display 2 > and then remove the ICC/ICM profile, so there is no profile associated with that monitor. To re-add the profile again afterwards, go to the same place then add the profile you just removed (it should already be listed, but if not it'll probably be stored in C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\color).
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Windows Photo Viewer makes pictures yellow on 2nd monitor
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