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Article ID: 939395 - Last Review: June 28, 2012 - Revision: 15.0

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When you view an image in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista, the color of the image and its background become yellow.


This issue may occur because an incorrect color profile in the Color Management setting is used for the monitor.

Note Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer do not use color profiles to manage color settings for images.


Fix the problem automatically

The Windows Photo and Slideshow Problems troubleshooter may automatically fix the problem described in this article.
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Similar issues that the MATS package fixes

2415238  ( ) Color issues in the print preview of an image in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista

For more information about other issues that the MATS package fixes, go to the "Other issues that the MATS package fixes" section.

Fix the problem manually

To fix this problem, you have to remove the incorrect color profile. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type Color Management in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. In the Color Management dialog box, click to select the Use my settings for this device check box.
  3. In the Profiles associated with this device list, click the color profile that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

    Note If you receive a warning message, click Yes.
  4. Close the Color Management dialog box and then restart the computer to apply the setting.


How the MATS package works to fix this problem
  1. The MATS package scans your computer and detects if the computer is running Windows Vista.
  2. The MATS package deletes the registry key in the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ICM

    Note During this process, a dialog box appears. This dialog box gives you the option to fix the issue automatically (this is the recommended option) or to manually select individual issues to fix.
  3. The MATS package displays a Restart dialog box to restart the computer by selecting Restart Now or I will Restart Later.
Other issues that the MATS package fixes
930097  ( ) Computer is slow when Windows Photo Gallery displays TIFF images that do not fit into one page in Windows Vista
2415237  ( ) Can't preview pictures in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista
938818  ( ) Can't see pictures in a slide show in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista
2009298  ( ) Can't download albums in Windows Live Photo Gallery after upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7
944221  ( ) Windows Live Photo Gallery freezes or can't start
930102  ( ) Image transition issues in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows XP or in Windows Vista
2425702  ( ) A screen saver that displays pictures stops working in Windows

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