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    Hi all

    I have changed my monitor to a Samsung LCD. Now I am using it as general monitor and not expecting it to be a professional standard photo editing screen. However, I have noticed that all my pics. jpgs and raw I view have a warm yellow tint.

    So I thought I change this so its is of a cooler more natural view. However if I do this then my Windows white background is very blue.

    Can Anyone advise where I go from here. As i can't seem to get a compromise between other apps and my pics. My laptop LCD is fine and I've never had to change that.

    Running Win7 64bit, Monitor Samsung SM2333W

    Many thanks


  • #2
    I had the same issue when I switched to my Sammy monitor. It may be in your photoshop settings. If you use CS3, open photoshop. Click edit, color settings, and change your RGB field to Samsung. Hope this helps.


    • #3
      Thanks. Have Elements 7 afaik this doesn't have the colour management granularity

      Have the following options

      1.No CM
      2.Optimized for PC Sceens
      3.Optimized for Printing
      4. Allow me to chose

      By turning off the CM (choosing option 1) the warm tint disappears.

      So will go with this for now.



      • #4

        Further to this it seems to be linked to the monitor driver I installed from Samsung. Having removed the driver back to a Generic PnP the problem has disappeared.

        What I found below although I'm running Win 7 64bit.



        "When displaying and viewing photos in Windows Photo Gallery of Vista, some monitors or LCD flat panel displays may have a strange problem in which the images will be shown with a orange or yellowish tinge in photos’ background, affecting the display natural color of pictures to become something like Sepia effect. The entire window on WPG appears to be colored in slightly yellowish tint, and is therefore appear darker, including the panels on either side of the photo display which which appear yellow on the desktop but are white in actual.The yellow tinted photos may also affect other default image viewer in Windows Vista. In some case, the yellow tinge problem goes away when the photos are viewed in slideshow mode, or in some other image manipulation tool such as Adobe Photoshop, Paint or Paint.NET or photo management utility such as Google Picasa.

        The symptom is likely to occur after update of incompatible monitor driver, especially on Samsung LCD flat panel monitor driver update via Windows Update. The cause for the error is the usage of incorrect color profile for the monitor in Color Management setting.

        The first workaround is by removing any existing ICC or WCS color profiles that are been associated with all display devices or monitors. Else, you can also try to change the default color profile for your system’s monitor to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, simply by clicking on Add, and then select sRGB IEC61966-2.1 from the list of profiles installed on system. After adding, click Set as Default Profile button. Exit from all dialogs and reboot your computer, and the color problem on Windows Photo Gallery is fixed.

        If your system doesn’t have sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile under the ICC Profiles, you can download the color profile from Adobe. Unpack the zip file, the right click on each of the .icc files in the RGB Profiles and CMYK Profiles folders (or simply just the one you need to use) and click “Install Profile” on context menu to install the color profile to system.


        • #5
          Pick up a monitor calibration kit, the best and most accurate way to get your screen showing you what it should.
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