I have a problem with the white color in Photoshop CS6, and I know it's not my computer or monitor. Anything white colored or anything for that matter, has a yellow tint to it. What should be white, is yellow. I even tried pasting a image of white on to the canvas, but that also turned yellow. I don't think it's my color settings. I also have Photoshop CS5, but that's fine. White is white. I pasted a screen shot of my computer onto both programs. CS5 is fine, but CS6 is still yellow. I cross referenced my color settings with CS5, making sure they're the same. One thing was different from CS5. The CYMK working space is "U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2". I tried switching it to Photoshop 5 Default CMYK if that could change it to the CS5 default, but nothing changed. Even the color pickers have yellow instead of white. Gradients and Black to Yellow. It's not my computer or monitor. I want to use CS6 for my photo editing needs, but I'll need to use CS5 to do anything that needs normal color. Please help, I want to use CS6, CS6 is so cool, but I don't want yellow, I want white.
At least once a week on this forum we read about this, or very similar issues.
Unfortunately, with Microsoft hardware: Windows updates, Graphics Card updates and Display manufacturers have a frustratingly growing reputation for installing useless (corrupted) monitor display profiles.
I CAN happen with Macs but with far less likelyhood, it seems.
The issue can affect different applications in different ways, some not at all, some very badly.
The poor monitor display profile issue is hidden by some applications, specifically those that do not use colour management, such asÂ Microsoft Windows "Photos".
Photoshop is correct, it’s the industry standard for viewing images, in my experience it's revealing an issue with the Monitor Display profile rather that causing it. Whatever you do, don't ignore it. As the issue isn’t caused by Photoshop, don’t change your Photoshop ‘color settings’ to try fix it.
To find out if this is the issue, I recommend you to try setting the monitor profile for your own monitor display under “Device” in your Windows ‘color management’ control panel to sRGB. You can ADD sRGB if its not already listed.
And be sure to check “Use my settings for this device”.
(OR, if you have a wide gamut monitor display (check the spec online) it’s better to try Adobe RGB instead).
Quit and relaunch Photoshop after the control panel change, to ensure the new settings are applied.
If this change fixes the issue, it is recommended that you should now calibrate and profile the monitor properly using a calibration sensor like i1display pro, which will create and install it's own custom monitor profile.
Depending on the characteristics of your monitor display and your requirements, using sRGB or Adobe RGB here may be good enough - but custom calibration is a superior approach.
I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement.net :: adobe forum volunteer
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Color me shocked and astonished. This actually worked straight away!
(How rare for internet forum advice.)
Perfect. This solution worked for me but I did need to restart my computer for the change to work. Thank you Noel.
Thank you Noel, worked like a charm! Big Ups to you for your advice.
called stupid adobe.txt
paste the below in there
taskkill /f /im adobe* ren "%appdata%\Adobe" "adobe.old" taskkill /f /im adobe* ren "%localappdata%\Adobe" adobe.old taskkill /f /im adobe* ren "%APPDATA%\..\LocalLow\Adobe" "adobe.old" @echo tiz fixed your firendly nabourhood wilko
save file as stupid adobe.txt to your desktop.
change .txt to .bat and run as administrator
warning this will nuke current users adobe settings and any stored on a server roaming file
recomend running as admin while logged into user account
// disclamer I take no responsibility for this as its only tested in my environment
use at your own risk
but hey better then waiting for days for adobe to figure out what they broke.
ps learn to windows adobe team
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Hey Colleeen h - what's this please ? It doesn’t seem to relate to the old conversation above.
I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management
Can't believe it's been 10 years after I posted the original problem, and 182k views later the solution still helps people today. Since then I've learnt a lot about display technology and color volumes, to the point where I am a stickler for accurate color with a handful of color calibrators and a collection of different monitors to reference my work on (and have a fundemental understanding of what the original problem was)
Additionally I wasn't the one that marked the comments as correct answers; I haven't seen this post since the last time I replied, yet there are new marked answers as late as 2017. At the time I did not believe the original answers tackled the true issue as I believed it was CS6. The most confusing part is why other versions of Photoshop and other color software weren't having the issue. The answers were more like a workaround to fix a CS6 probem that I don't think should've occured in the first place. But I guess that technically means it was a correct answer. If it helps other users then all is good