How to Enable or Disable Color Management for Apps in Windows 11

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This post explains how to enable or disable “Auto color management for apps” in Windows 11, a feature that enhances color accuracy in apps. To utilize this, devices must have a WDDM driver version 3.0 or higher, compatible with Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics cards. The toggling of this feature takes place in the Advanced…

This article describes how to turn on or off the “Auto color management for apps” feature in Windows 11.

Auto color management (ACM) helps new and updated apps render more accurate colors in the latest Windows 11. With auto color management, apps can use billions of colors with 10-16 bits of precision.

This provides extra detail and fewer color artifacts (for example, in gradients, shadows, and darker scenes or pictures).

To use the Auto Color Management feature, your devices must have WDDM driver version 3.0 or greater, compatible with Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics cards.

If you do not see the feature available on your device, then your device doesn’t have compatible graphics cards.

Turn on Auto color management for apps via Windows Settings

As described above, for supported devices, the new Auto color management feature helps new and updated apps render more colors with greater accuracy in the latest Windows 11.

Here’s how to turn it on or off.

First, open the Windows Settings app.

You can do that by clicking on the Start menu and selecting Settings. Or press the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + I) to launch the Settings app.

When the Setting app opens, click the Accessibility button on the left.

system button in windows settings app
system button in the windows settings app

On the right, select the Display tile to expand it.

Windows Display Settings tile
Windows Display Settings tile

On the System -> Display settings pane, click on the Advanced display tile under the Related settings section to expand it.

Windows Advanced display tile in Settings
Windows Advanced display tile in Settings

Select your display near the top on the System -> Display -> Advanced display settings pane, then turn on or off “Automatically manage color for apps.”

Windows automatically manage color for apps enable or diable
Windows automatically manage color for apps to enable or disable

Exit the Settings app when you are done.

That should do it!

Reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/auto-color-management-in-windows-11-64a4de7f-9c93-43ec-bdf1-3b12ffa0870b

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable the “Automatically manage color for apps” feature in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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