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    Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP

    The Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet is a tool for Microsoft Windows XP that makes it easier for you to manage Windows color settings.
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      1.4 MB

        The Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet adds a new 'Color' item to the Windows control panel, providing a single place to view and edit color management settings in Windows XP. Using it, you can install and uninstall color profiles, change color profile associations for displays, printers and scanners, view detailed properties for color profiles (including a 3D rendering of the color space gamut), and rename color profiles, keeping the filenames and "internal" names consistent.

        This tool also enables Windows to automatically adjust the gamut curve of the display when a color profile containing gamut table information is set as the default profile for the display. Typically, such profiles are created by custom monitor calibration tools, such as those available from ColorVision, GretagMacbeth, and X-Rite. If a color profile has this information, it is shown with an asterisk (*) in the user interface.

        Using the Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet, you can:
        • Install and uninstall ICC color profiles
        • Inspect, rename, and compare two different color profiles
        • View a 3D graphics plot of color profile color gamuts
        • Associate color profiles with devices such as printers, monitors, and scanners
        • Apply custom color gamut adjustments to one or more displays “on the fly”
        • Set up display calibration reminders at intervals you specify
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition , Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

        • Operating System. Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later installed. This program is not recommended for use on any other version of Windows.
        • Hardware. See the minimum hardware requirements for the Windows XP operating system you are using.

        • Microsoft .NET Framework. Version 1.1 of the Microsoft .NET Framework is required. This software will be automatically installed when running Setup if it is not already present on your system. (Other versions of the .NET Framework may be safely installed on your system without affecting the use of this software.)

      • Download the software to your personal computer and double-click on 'WinColorSetup' to install. Follow the instructions on your screen. Observe the following tips and recommendations to help make installation smoother:

        • Install Windows Updates.  Please be sure to install all critical and recommended Windows Updates prior to installing this software. Windows Updates can be found at
        • Shut down other programs.  Setup installs system files that may be shared with other programs. Therefore, it is best to shut down other programs, including virus checkers running in the background, before running Setup.
        • Log on as an administrative user.  This program will not install correctly when you are logged on to Windows with a limited user account. To ensure correct installation, log on as a user with administrative privileges before running Setup.