Windows Photo Viewer applies yellow tint and background to images


Windows Photo Viewer is an application for displaying images on a Windows system. It works well on most computers, but some users complain that the Windows Photo Viewer applies a Yellow tint and background to images that make it look worse. In this article, we are going to tackle this problem and talk about the ways through which you can fix the problem.

Why does Windows Photo Viewer look yellow?

Windows Photo Viewer is not supposed to make an image yellow. It is a well optimized and excellent photo viewer to make your image look like it has. However, sometimes her color science gets throttled and she begins to add a weird tint to images. It’s ambiguous why this happened, a third party app could have done it, or it’s manual, we don’t know. What we do know is how you can fix it, we just have to change the color profiles and hopefully the problem should be fixed.

However, this is not the only reason, the problem could be a glitch or maybe some other setting has changed causing the image to turn yellow. Whatever the case, we will solve it. The guide we mentioned covers all the solutions you need to remove the yellow tint.

How to remove yellow from photo viewer?

To remove yellow tint from photo viewer, you need to perform the solutions mentioned below. Also, it is recommended to check if the nightlight is on first, as it suppresses blue light and adds a lot of warm tones to your screen. You can click on the Notification taskbar button, and check the night light icon. Also try updating the operating system, it will also update the graphics drivers.

If nothing works, skip to the troubleshooting guide.

Windows Photo Viewer applies yellow tint and background to images

If Windows Photo Viewer is applying yellow tint and background to images then follow the mentioned solutions to fix the problem.

  1. Restart the application and the computer
  2. Change color profile
  3. Calibrate display
  4. Reset Microsoft Photos
  5. Reinstall display drivers
  6. Fix problems in Clean Boot

Let’s talk about it in detail.

1]Restart the application and the computer

First, we need to see if the problem is a temporary issue that can be fixed by restarting it. What you have to do is just restart the app and see if the issue still occurs. If the issue is not resolved, reboot your system and examine this image.

Read: Windows Photo Viewer cannot display this image

2]Edit color profile

If restarting doesn’t help, we need to change the color management color profile. Follow the given steps to do the same.

  1. Open color management by looking for it in the start menu.
  2. Make sure you’re on the Devices tab and click Add.
  3. From ICC profiles, to select sRGB IEC61966-2.1, and click OK.
  4. Check Use my settings for this device.
  5. Click on Close.

Now open the photo viewer and check if it worked.

3]Calibrate display

If changing the profile doesn’t help, we can use the Color Management app to recalibrate the display and see if it works. Follow the given steps to do the same.

  1. To throw Color management.
  2. Go to the Advanced tongue.
  3. From Display Calibration, Click on Calibrate the display.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the task.

Hopefully the issue will be resolved.

Read: Color calibration keeps resetting in Windows

4]Reset Microsoft Photos

Microsoft Photos advanced options

If the color profile isn’t an issue, some settings in Microsoft Photos may cause you problems. We will not recommend you to profile the app setting and change everything to remove the tint as it can make the situation worse. What we need to do is reset the Microsoft Photos app and it will return to its default settings. Do not worry! it will not delete all your images.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Apps.
  3. To look for Microsoft Pictures.
  4. For Windows 11: Click on the three vertical dots and click Advanced options. For Windows 10: Select the app and click Advanced options.
  5. Click on the Reset button.

Wait for it to do its job and hopefully your problem will be solved.

Read: How to Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color

5]Reinstall display drivers

Sometimes your display drivers can get corrupted causing you problems. You just need to reinstall it from Device Manager to make it work. First, uninstall your display drivers. Then restart your computer, Windows will automatically detect and install a suitable driver. If you are not satisfied with the installed driver, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the correct driver for your computer. Hope this solves the problem for you.

6]Troubleshoot problems in Clean Boot

There are a ton of third-party apps that can interfere with Microsoft Photos. To find out what is causing the problem, we need to perform a clean boot. Once you know which application it is, simply uninstall the program and your problem will be solved.

That’s it!

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