Set monitor ICC profile in Windows XP

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Albert Wiersch, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Please assist.

    I have a dual monitor system with an Nvidia 7600GS video card (monitors are
    different models). I created two monitor ICC profiles using a Spyder2 (one
    for each monitor). How do I assign these profiles so that they stay
    assigned? I am having the hardest problem with the profiles not being
    applied when switching users or when logging off and relogging on. This is
    amazingly difficult. I shouldn't have to re-apply these profiles at every
    logon or user switch.

    Albert Wiersch, Oct 3, 2006
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  2. Albert Wiersch

    Roy G Guest


    I use a 2 monitor setup, and don't have any problem with the profiles. Mine
    uses 2 Graphic cards, not a dual.

    How are you assigning the profiles?

    Through Display Properties > Settings > Advanced > Colour Management > Add
    profile > Set as Default. On each Monitor.

    Are you also going to Windows > Sytem 32 > Spool > Drivers > Colour,
    selecting each Profile > R. Click > Properties > Associated Device should be
    showing the correct Monitor.

    Once you have done both of these the Profiles should stick to the Monitors,
    otherwise it may be a peculiarity of your Graphics Card.

    Until very recently one of my graphic cards was an Nividea, and there were
    no problems.

    Roy G
    Roy G, Oct 3, 2006
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  3. Thanks Roy,

    I tried what you suggest but the profiles still aren't sticking. When I
    switch users the profiles are "lost" even though the settings are still
    there. It seems they are not applied. What if you make a new user and switch
    between users (Windows key + L to switch) ... do your profiles still stick?

    Also, my "Color Management" tab only lets me set the profile for one of the

    Thanks for the tip on associating the profiles with the devices. I didn't
    know you could do that, but it still didn't fix the problem. :-(

    Albert Wiersch, Oct 4, 2006
  4. Albert Wiersch

    Luap Guest

    I have the same problem. I suspect the problem is with the video card
    Luap, Oct 5, 2006
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