It seems that one day Windows Update (Vista Home Premium) showed me something available for my Samsung monitor (SyncMaster 216BW) so I went along with the update. Ever since I’ve been getting this error message from Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, [The monitor profile “Samsung – Natural Color Pro 1.0 ICM” appears to be defective…] and images displayed in Windows Photo Gallery were very yellowish.
After digging around in the Control Panel
which is how I spend my weekends I found a way to reset things the way they were. A way to delete this error causing headache.
Here are the steps I took:
Right-click somewhere empty on the desktop and choose “Personalize”.
Next, select the “Display Settings” option and then “Advanced Settings”.
Choose the tab for “Color Management” and click the “Color Management” button.
Now choose the tab for “Advanced” and click the “Change System Defaults” button.
Select the offending profile and click the “Remove” button.
In my case it is Samsung Natural Color Pro 1.0 ICM.
Click on the tab for “All Profiles” and again select the offending profile.
Go ahead and click on “Remove” and select “Yes” to delete it from the machine.
Close the Window. Reboot for good measure!
Don’t worry if afterwards your screen (like the one above) shows no profiles associated with your device. Windows will use the default profile, sRGB IEC61966-2.1, which it does when you haven’t installed any profiles. At the very least, these steps should help you start over.