Photo Gallery


S

Sauer Kraut

I upgraded my five-year-old Windows 2000 Pro computer to Vista Home Premium.
After struggling configuring the old with the new hardwares for several
hours, I finally made Vista HP to work as an upgrade.

The only hardware Vista rejected was the dial-up US Robotics Fax/Modem.
Vista worked with my old ATI 9600 SE 128 MB AGP video card which then I
replaced with a new Asus AH-3650 512 MB AGP video card. The new video
card dramatically improved the graphics and I am very pleased with the
overall result.

I have one problem: The preview of Windows Photo Gallery has a vivid magenta
mask . . . but the magenta mask is not present when viewing the image in
"slide show." The previews of Abode Album, Windows Paint, and Apple Quick
Time do not exhibit the magenta mask of Vista Photo Gallery . . . they all
work very well.

I already tried re-installing Photo Gallery by downloading a copy of it from
Microsoft Live.

I use my computer mainly on developing and printing digital pictures for my
own enjoyment, so, I would appreciate it very much any help from this
newsgroup.

Thank you.
 
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M

Malke

Sauer said:
I upgraded my five-year-old Windows 2000 Pro computer to Vista Home
Premium. After struggling configuring the old with the new hardwares for
several
hours, I finally made Vista HP to work as an upgrade.

The only hardware Vista rejected was the dial-up US Robotics Fax/Modem.
Vista worked with my old ATI 9600 SE 128 MB AGP video card which then I
replaced with a new Asus AH-3650 512 MB AGP video card. The new video
card dramatically improved the graphics and I am very pleased with the
overall result.

I have one problem: The preview of Windows Photo Gallery has a vivid
magenta mask . . . but the magenta mask is not present when viewing the
image in
"slide show." The previews of Abode Album, Windows Paint, and Apple Quick
Time do not exhibit the magenta mask of Vista Photo Gallery . . . they all
work very well.

I already tried re-installing Photo Gallery by downloading a copy of it
from Microsoft Live.

I use my computer mainly on developing and printing digital pictures for
my own enjoyment, so, I would appreciate it very much any help from this
newsgroup.

Information from Microsoft (I probably found this on one of their Vista Help
& Support webpages)

Q: Why do my photos have an odd color cast in Vista (but look fine in XP and
IE)?

A. The photo viewer in Windows Vista is a color managed environment (it can
use a color profile to render a color-accurate representation of your
photo). XP and IE (and many other applications) are not color managed.
Color management can be a complex topic. It's possible that there is an
incorrect color profile embedded in the photo, or perhaps you have an
incorrect color profile applied to your display device. Following these
instructions may fix the problem:

1. Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Color Management
2. Select your display device
3. Check the box ?Use my setting for this device?
4. Click Add
5. Choose ?sRGB IEC61966-2.1? (this is the color profile that IE is
using)
6. Set it as default.

Malke
 
M

Michael Walraven

The generic problem with strange colors in Windows Photo Gallery is an
improper color profile being used for the display.

Open 'Color Management'
select your display as the device in question.
Un-check the box for 'Use my settings for this device '(or remove the
profiles from the list), you may need to reboot (I forget) for the change to
take place.


If you use your system for professional color work you may need more help on
how to set and adjust the color corrections but that is out of my expertise.

Michael
 
S

Sauer Kraut

Malke said:
Information from Microsoft (I probably found this on one of their Vista
Help
& Support webpages)

Q: Why do my photos have an odd color cast in Vista (but look fine in XP
and
IE)?

A. The photo viewer in Windows Vista is a color managed environment (it
can
use a color profile to render a color-accurate representation of your
photo). XP and IE (and many other applications) are not color managed.
Color management can be a complex topic. It's possible that there is an
incorrect color profile embedded in the photo, or perhaps you have an
incorrect color profile applied to your display device. Following these
instructions may fix the problem:

1. Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Color Management
2. Select your display device
3. Check the box ?Use my setting for this device?
4. Click Add
5. Choose ?sRGB IEC61966-2.1? (this is the color profile that IE is
using)
6. Set it as default.

Malke


Thank you for your help.

I reset my default to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and the magenta mask disappeared
without affecting the color of the other picture viewers.
 
M

Malke

Sauer Kraut wrote:

Thank you for your help.

I reset my default to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and the magenta mask disappeared
without affecting the color of the other picture viewers.

Super! I'm so pleased that sorted it for you. Thanks for taking the time to
let me know.

Malke
 
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M

Malke

Martin said:
How can you download it since it is already in Vista

Download what? The OP upgraded his older Win2k Pro computer to Vista so
naturally he has the Vista components such as Windows Photo Gallery.
Besides, his issue has been resolved.

Malke
 

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