In this article, we will see how to fix this issue where Windows Photo Viewer applies a yellow tint or filter to all images opened in the Photos App.
This issue happens when you have the wrong ICC Profile on your monitor’s color profile. So, to fix it, we need to add a new profile with the correct settings to your display, as shown below.
(If Windows Photos doesn’t save crop images, check the article I’ve written on it.)
How to Fix Windows Photo Viewer Applies Yellow Tint in Photos App
- Enter Color Management (or Colour Management) on Windows Search and click on Open:
- On the Devices tab, select your Monitor next to Device and check “Use my settings for this device.
- Select the existing color profile and click on Remove.
- Now click on Add to add a new color profile:
- Under ICC Profiles, click on sRGB IEC61966-2.1, then click on OK:
- Go to the Advanced tab, and select sRGB IEC61966-2.1 as your Device Profile:
- Restart your PC.
Step 6 is essential to prevent your monitor from changing colors before a filter is applied when you open up images.
(If you also encountered the Windows Photo Viewer can’t display this picture because there might not be enough memory, I’ve also written an article about that.)
If this fix didn’t work for you, make sure that you select the correct monitor next to device.
You don’t need to reset or repair the Microsoft Photos app to fix the issue where Windows Photo Viewer applies a Yellow Tint to pictures.
This problem happens due to the wrong color profile settings, so you must go to Color Management and add an sRGB IEC61966-2ICC Profile, as explained in the steps above.
This should work, but if it still doesn’t, you can try to check for Windows Updates or use an alternative to Windows Photo Viewer like IrfanView.
If your Windows Explorer borders are missing, make sure also to check my article on how to fix Windows Explorer border missing.
To learn how to fix having the same wallpaper on a dual monitor, check the article I’ve written on that.