Windows Live Photo Gallery problem green cast

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by kafkaschimp, Mar 6, 2008.

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    kafkaschimp Guest

    I'm using Windows Live Photo Gallery, running in XP SP2, and when I click on
    a thinmbnail, and it enlarges a picture, it is adding a green cast to the
    picture (so snow, for example, is light green).

    Does anyone have any solutions to this (I should add that this doesn't
    happen in any other of my many graphics programs)?
     
    kafkaschimp, Mar 6, 2008
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    kafkaschimp Guest

    Found my own solution, which might be helpful to anyone else using this under
    XP. The problem (as outlined with Vista in one of these threads) is the use
    of a colour management profile.

    Solution:
    Right click on the desk top
    Chose 'properties'; 'settings'; 'advanced'; 'color management'
    Remove any colour management

    I like it that Vista casts yellow, XP green...

    However the inability of Live Windows Photo Gallery to correctly take into
    account colour management profiles is a strong minus for any serious graphics
    user who needs to use colour profiles... The profile I was using is actually
    the correct one for the monitor, provided by the monitor manufacturer.
     
    kafkaschimp, Mar 6, 2008
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    RalfG Guest

    No such problem with Live Gallery here. Any chance your photos contain
    embedded profiles that could be conflicting with color management?
     
    RalfG, Mar 8, 2008
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  4. how would i sort this problem out on vista
     
    [email protected], Jun 22, 2008
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    John Inzer Guest

    =======================
    It gets confusing when you piggyback
    on other threads. It's always best to begin
    a new thread when you have a question.

    Anyway...have a look at the following links:

    (939395) When you view an image in Windows
    Photo Gallery on a Windows Vista-based computer,
    the image is yellow
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939395/en-us

    Microsoft PhotoBlog Frequently Asked Questions:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/pix/pages/faq.aspx#q6
    Read: "Q: Why do my photos have an odd color
    cast in the Photo Gallery (but look fine in the XP
    Picture and Fax Viewer and IE)?"

    Yellow pictures in Windows Photo Gallery
    http://tinyurl.com/33gxum
    or...
    http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/29665-yellow-pictures-windows-photo-gallery.html
     
    John Inzer, Jun 22, 2008
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