To add a color profile to a monitor

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.


Open Display in Control Panel.


On the Settings tab, click Advanced.


On the Color Management tab, click Add to open the Add Profile Association dialog box.


Locate the new color profile you want to associate with the monitor.


Click the new profile, and then click Add.


To open Display, click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display

Color profiles communicate the color characteristics of a device to the color management system. Associating the correct color profile with all of your publishing tools helps to ensure consistent color application throughout the publishing process.

For more information about a profile in the Add Profile Association dialog box, right-click the profile, and then click Properties.

Color profiles are usually installed in the systemroot\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color folder.

Windows provides a color profile named sRGB Color Space Profile.icm, which you can use with any device that supports Image Color Management 2.0.

Related Topics

Change the rendering intent for viewing or printing an image or page

Remove a color profile from a monitor

Change the active color profile for a monitor

Color Management overview

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