About Color Management

Applies to: Windows 7Windows 8.1Windows 10

  • Use color management to assign different color profiles to different display devices, creating a uniform color experience across all of your devices. Usually Windows handles this on its own, but if you need to install and assign a custom color profile, here's how:
    • In Color Management, go to the All Profiles tab, and select Add...
    • Navigate to the color profile (.ICC file) you wish to add and select AddThe profile will be added to the list.
    • To assign a color profile to a device, go to the Devices tab, and select your display device in the Device drop-down.
    • Select the Use my settings for this device checkbox. This lets you make changes to that device's color profile settings.
    • Select the Add... button, select the profile you wish to use for that device, and select OK.
    • If you want to use this profile as the default profile for this device, select it in the list and then select Set as Default Profile.
  • Here are some other color settings you can manage in Windows 10:
    • Change your accent color: Select the Start  button > Settings  > Personalization > ColorsOpen Colors settings
    • Make photos and colors easier to see with a color filter: Select the Start  button > Settings  > Ease of Access > Color filters. Open Color filters settings
  • Looking for more help? Post questions or follow discussions in the Microsoft Community forums.