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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.

That you haven't calibrated your display and that it appears to be a "standard gamut" monitor means you're probably okay with having your system work at Windows default settings.

  • Click Start, type color in the search box, then click Color Management when it comes up.

  • In the Devices tab, ensure that your monitor is selected in the Device field.

  • Check the [  ] Use my settings for this device box if it is not already checked.

  • If the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile is not showing in the Profiles associated with this device box, hit the [Add...] button and add it.

  • Click on sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and choose [Set as Default Profile].

  • [Close]

  • Now see if your colors look better in Photoshop.

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White is not 'White', it is YELLOW!

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Jul 30, 2012

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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.

That you haven't calibrated your display and that it appears to be a "standard gamut" monitor means you're probably okay with having your system work at Windows default settings.

  • Click Start, type color in the search box, then click Color Management when it comes up.

  • In the Devices tab, ensure that your monitor is selected in the Device field.

  • Check the [  ] Use my settings for this device box if it is not already checked.

  • If the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile is not showing in the Profiles associated with this device box, hit the [Add...] button and add it.

  • Click on sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and choose [Set as Default Profile].

  • [Close]

  • Now see if your colors look better in Photoshop.

sRGBDefault.jpg

-Noel

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Your monitor profile is probably bad. You should recalibrate and make a new one. Preferably with hardware calibration device.

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I did get a pop up when I first started CS6, something about monitor profile, clicked ignore and not to show again, that must've been it.

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I have this problem, but I check in After Effects, color are ok, just in Photoshop, is not pure white

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LEGEND ,
Jul 30, 2012

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First thing to check is whether you have accidentally enabled Proof Colors by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+Y. It's near the top of View menu.

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Also try toggling from CPU preview and GPU preview cmd/ctrl+E that seemed to do it for me. I had the issue in Illustrator CC 2015

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Many thanks. That solved my problem :))))

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Omg thank you 😄 

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LEGEND ,
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Changing your Color preferences only set your preferences for new documents or what to do with documents that don't have profiles - they don't change the color space a given document is using.  Are you even editing in CMYK mode?

Charles is likely onto the real problem - a bad monitor profile.

  • What profile is associated with your monitor at the OS level?

  • Have you calibrated / profiled your monitor with a device?  If so, what model?  And what model is the monitor?

-Noel

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Community Beginner ,
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Acer P206HL

I did get a pop up when I first started CS6, something about monitor profile, clicked either 'Use Anyway' or "Ignore Profile" and not to show again, that must've been it. How do I go back to that?

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LEGEND ,
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Windows Update delivered some bogus Acer profiles a while back.

Anything wrong with answering my questions?  I would be able to guide you to a solution if you did.

-Noel

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Community Beginner ,
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I have no idea how to view these things. I haven't calibrated my monitor with anything, I'm just wondering now how I can fix it within Photoshop.

Lenovo H320 with Acer monitor P206HL.

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That you haven't calibrated your display and that it appears to be a "standard gamut" monitor means you're probably okay with having your system work at Windows default settings.

  • Click Start, type color in the search box, then click Color Management when it comes up.

  • In the Devices tab, ensure that your monitor is selected in the Device field.

  • Check the [  ] Use my settings for this device box if it is not already checked.

  • If the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile is not showing in the Profiles associated with this device box, hit the [Add...] button and add it.

  • Click on sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and choose [Set as Default Profile].

  • [Close]

  • Now see if your colors look better in Photoshop.

sRGBDefault.jpg

-Noel

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I already had the profile set as default and then I calibrated with all the defaults set. I had reset all the Photoshop settings so I could get that pop-up again. I'm sure that I should click 'Use Profile' but I'm not sure about that.

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What you select in Photoshop does not matter - you have to go fix your display profile.

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LEGEND ,
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I guess I was just too vague.  🙂

-Noel

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Aug 05, 2012

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I had the same problem and Noel's solution fixed it right away. Thank you Noel!

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Jan 02, 2013

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Thank you very much! Thanks to you, my Photoshop is working fine now. Its good to know that there is a solution to this problem that windows 8 users encounter.

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Jan 02, 2013

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I have been also having (what I think is) the same issue. When I go to curves and got to select a white point with the white color picker (or use any auto-color/contrast/tone) it turns the image dark orange. I am using cs5 and have a Dell U2410 and have calibrated it with a spyder3. I tried your method and it has not worked. This works for every image I have used. Any other suggestions

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Jan 02, 2013

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your method and it has not worked. This works for every image I have used

not sure what you are talking about there

but whites appear yellow in Photoshop, troubleshooting defective monitor profiles, hardware monitor calibration are all solid search terms on google

if anyone wants to use Photoshop as an 'accurate' color proofing reference monitor, they may be better served by setting a custom ICC profile as their system default monitor profile (not sRGB)

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mphoto - no, that is most likely because you changed the target points for the levels/curves adjustments and auto adjustments.

The previously listed problems were just bad display profiles.

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Jan 02, 2013

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Thanks Chris. I will see if I can figure out how to fix that tonight.

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Jan 22, 2014

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I'm having the same situation here, but it's not so much the monitor color profile.

Have CS5.5 and CC running.

In PS 5.5 it's normal white but in PS CC it's yellowish.

Anyone have any clue on how to fix that?

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It is still probably your display profile.

But it could also be a bug in your video card driver.

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Jun 01, 2014

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Reply @to : Noel Carboni Jul 30, 2012 1:52 PM

I had the same problem; importing screenshots (on my ASUS Zenbook UV500/win8) to CS6 were all disgustingly yellowish, as was printing Word 2010 to PDF (Acrobat X Pro 10.9.1) .


I know that the original poster's question is old, and that your answer dates. But I wanted to thank you for the solution - I wouldn't have figured it out by myself. It went like a charm. Thank you.

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Jun 01, 2014

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You're welcome, glad I could help. 

-Noel

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Sep 23, 2014

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Thanks a lot. Your advice for the white background was marvelous.

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Dec 17, 2014

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Hi,

Just a quick reply to say that over 2 years later, your answer (and steps) are the perfect solution to this issue. Have a BenQ monitor which made all whites in Photoshop a horrible yellow/tan colour and I followed your steps to the letter and the issue was resolved instantly!

Thank you

Matt

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Dec 17, 2014

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For the record and future reference: Using sRGB as display profile is just a diagnostic or temporary fix. For non-critical use it may be close enough, however.

The purpose of the display profile in the color management chain is to be an accurate description of the display's response. Only a measurement by a calibrator can give you that. sRGB is a generic profile that just happens to be close enough to most monitors' native response that it works.

In the cases above replacing a broken display profile with sRGB is obviously an improvement. For some it's good enough. But a full fix it isn't.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 25, 2014

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To this day I'm amazed at how manufacturers can possibly deliver such terrible, bogus profiles for their monitors.  As referenced by the above posters, it would be better if they delivered none at all and just allowed the system to default.

And, if the monitor can actually be made to accurately display the sRGB color space - and some monitors do offer a factory sRGB preset - then indeed it can be a good solution that also leads to consistency with other applications that assume sRGB.

But twenty_one is right on the money - if you want true accuracy, your monitor profile needs to describe your monitor's color response, and you need to use color-managed applications (with the understanding that not all of them - possibly not even a majority of them - do proper color-management).  Photoshop is one such application that strives to get it right, though even Photoshop has its little quirks.

-Noel

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May 31, 2015

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Thanks Noel! Problem solved!

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kosdaisy wrote:

Thanks Noel! Problem solved!

If only Noel was here to see your thanks.  He gave up on the forum a long while ago because of issues with the forum code and his preferred browser IE11.  I miss his contributions and have twice tried to persuade him back, but he has a new obsession now upsetting the Microsoft engineers on the Windows 10 development forum.  Next time I write to him, I'll tell him he is still getting thankyous here.

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Jun 12, 2015

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Thank you this is very helpful for me!!

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Thank you. Worked perfectly! 

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Noel, that worked a treat for me, thank you! And I'm on Windows 10!!

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The steps that noel advised worked fine for me.. Thanks a ton!!

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I dont think there is error in photshop , you might have check your monitors display settings, because i also had similar problem .

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