Windows 7 allows user calibrates the display through “Display color Calibration” in order to adjust that colors shown on screen so that the colors are represented accurately on the monitor, be it a LCD, OLED or CRT. For example, to fix Windows 7 Photo Gallery yellow tinted display issue. After calibrating the display, Windows 7 will generate an ICC file, named CalibratedDisplayProfile-0.icc.

The ICC profile is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by the International Color Consortium (ICC). After the CalibratedDisplayProfile-x.icc profile is created, it will be used as the default display colors on Windows 7.

However, some users reported a bug that the Calibrated Display Profile ICC will cause computer processing speed to slow to a crawl when opening and viewing photos, pictures, or images with Windows Photo Viewer.

Thus, in order to fix slow Windows Photo Viewer when browsing photos or pictures problem, just delete the Windows-created Calibrated Display ICC Profile at the following location, and the opening and viewing of photos in the Windows 7 Photo Viewer will become normal again.


As a workaround to ensure a correct colors display, use the ICC profile which is supplied by graphics card’s or display adapter’s manufacturers instead.