Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 - Removing Color Profiles

This document explains how to remove color profiles in Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10

Identifying 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

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 possibility 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 Panel

  • Type "color management" into the search bar at the top, wait for the results to load in the main panel, and click on Color Management.

    Windows Control Panel

  • Select the desired monitor from the Device tab, 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

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10 Removing Color Profiles   Doc ID:81388
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-04-04 10:45 MDTUpdated:2018-06-06 10:34 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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