Color Management

There are many factors that impact how colors in your photos are displayed, including how you calibrate your monitor, your embedded ICC profile, and even the lighting conditions of the room you're in. Enable the Color Management feature and Picasa will support the color profile associated with your monitor in addition to the embedded ICC profile from your photos. To enable or disable Color Management, click the View menu, then choose Use Color Management.

See the steps below to adjust your color management settings:

Windows XP

  1. Click the Windows Start button, then choose Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. On the Settings tab, click Advanced.
  4. On the Color Management tab, click Add to choose your desired color profile.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows Start button, then choose Control Panel.
  2. In the search box, type

    color management

  3. Click the Color Management link.
  4. You can check 'Use Windows display calibration' under the Advance tab, or choose your own color profile by clicking the Add button in the All Profiles tab.
  5. Click Close.
Learn more about Windows color management settings


  1. Click System Preferences
  2. Click the Displays icon.
  3. Click the Color tab.
  4. You can either select a profile in the 'Display Profile' dialog box, or choose another color profile by clicking Open Profile.
Picasa doesn't support printer color profiles. If you notice an unusual color tint on your photos after enabling Color Management, recalibrate your monitor using the steps above or disable Color Management and restart Picasa.

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