Whether you are a designer, photographer, gamer, or unemployed person, you might often feel the need for an enhanced display experience over your Windows 11/10. With the newer upgrades, you may find it difficult to find the Right Color Profile for Monitor, be it any. But the one from the manufacturer will be the best. In this article, we will show you a complete step-by-step guide that will assist you to find the Right Color Profile for your Monitor in Windows 11/10. Let’s learn how!
How to find the Right Color Profile for your Monitor in Windows 11/10?
Follow these steps to download and install the color profile:
- Download Color Profile for your Monitor
- Install Downloaded Color Profile
- Install Color Profile for Multi-Monitor Setup
Make sure you use an admin account
1. Download Color Profile for your Monitor
Be It an ICM profile or an ICC profile; these are usually provided on the disk that comes along with the computer monitors. However, you can download it if you don’t have or don’t get the disk and disk drive. Visit the manufacturer’s support website, and you will find your desired ICM file for Windows 11/10.
- Look for the Software, Firmware, and Drivers Download section on the website and open it.
- Search for the latest monitor driver that will be similar to your monitor’s model number. However, make sure not to look for a graphics driver. You can find it out using the Device Manager.
- Download the monitor’s driver package. Remember, the file extension will be exe or zip.
- Now, navigate to your downloaded file and double-click on it.
- You will be prompted to follow some on-screen directions to Fetch the file content.
- So, open the downloaded folder having the fetched file.
- In the folder, search for the .icm file. The .icm file is your monitor’s accurate color profile.
You must follow the steps correctly. If you have followed them correctly, then you’re all set to install the appropriate color profile on your monitor using Windows 11/10.
2. Install Downloaded Color Profile on your Windows 11/10
Downloading is not enough; you have to make sure that you install it correctly and activate it to use the Color Management Profile.
If you are using a Windows 11/10 monitor, then follow the steps given below to install your .icm file:
- Press Win + S to open Search
- Type Color Management in the menu and click when it appears in the list. You can also type colorcpl to reveal
- Now, in the pop-up box, select the Devices tab.
- You will get a drop-down menu and choose the monitor to initiate
- Under the Profiles section, please select the color profile already available, or you can manually add it
- Once done, apply the changes, and the color profile is set.
3. How to Install a Color Profile if you have a Multi-Monitor Setup?
If your workplace has a multi-monitor setup, installing a color profile on the correct monitor can be difficult. To ease it up, follow the steps:
- Open the Color Management tool
- Click on the Identify monitors button
- Check the box next to Use my settings for this device
- If the available profile is not useful, click on the Add button
- You will get an Associated Color Profile window; select the Browse option on it.
- Go to the folder having the color profile that you want to install.
- Double-click on the .icm item so that you can install a new color profile.
- Now, press the Close option.
Once you successfully implement the above steps, you will see slight color profile changes on your screen display. It is an indication that you’ve installed and activated your color profile.
How to Fix Poor Color Display for your Monitor in Windows 11?
If the color display looks poor on your Windows 11/10 PC, then you do not need an ICM file to get the correct color profile, and you need to do Color Calibration by the following method:
- Go to the Start Menu, search for Calibrate display color, and select the first option from the list.
- Now, move the given window to the Appropriate display and press Next.
- Follow some given instructions and press Next, and Windows will guide you to manage your display settings; however, you have to click the Next option again.
- The Windows Color Profile app will load, for which you have to modify your screen’s settings, primarily the Gamma Settings. You’ll see three boxes giving you an idea of how your screen will appear if the gamma is too low, just right, and high. After you understand it well, you can again press the Next button.
- You will then see a slider button on the left side of the given window; drag it up or down to modify your screen’s Gamma settings. You can even select the Reset option to reset it to default for more precision. It would help if you had got the right gamma for your color profile.
- Think whether you want to modify your screen’s brightness and contrast or not. If yes, you can only do so if your monitor provides you with the options. Else, you have to navigate and choose the skip brightness and contrast adjustment option. Now, press on Next to proceed.
- You will be getting instructions on how to modify brightness. After reading the on-screen instructions, click on Next.
- Now, you will get a screen to modify Brightness settings. If your monitor does not have any controls, press the Next.
- Similarly, you will get a screen to modify contrast settings. The process here will be similar to that of Brightness. After implementing, press the Next button.
- Now, Windows will guide you on how color balance modifications are done. After having an overview, press the Next button.
- You will now get three sliders. You will have to drag them up or down to modify the red, green, and blue colors as you desire. But make sure that the bars should be gray. If they have a tint, it indicates an unbalanced color(s). Again, click on Next.
You are all set to finish the process. However, before proceeding, you should check and compare both the Color profiles. Don’t bother much about it, and you will see an option in Display Color Calibration having two buttons- Previous calibration and Current calibration.
You can click both of them simultaneously to compare the two. If you wish to proceed, you have to press the finish button. If you are unsatisfied, you can press the Cancel button, and your new Color Calibration will not be completed.
You have now completed screen calibration and thus applied a new Color Profile.
How Can You Reset Your Color Profile Settings Using Windows 11/10?
If you want to reset your color profile and set it to default, then our guide will help you. Follow the steps in the guide below to reset your monitor’s color profile to default:
- Go to the Start Menu and search for Color Management
- Click to open it, and it will open another window. Navigate to its Devices tab.
- In the Devices tab, select the Profile option.
- Now, explore the drop-down menu shown in the Device option.
- Choose the monitor that you wish to reset.
- Now, select Reset my settings to the system defaults button.
After successfully applying these steps, you will see your screen display with its default color profile.