Microsoft confirms new Windows 11 issue: some Apps may render Colors Incorrectly

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 27, 2021
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Microsoft confirmed another known Windows 11 issue in December 2021 that affects the rendering of colors in certain applications on systems that run the operating system.

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Windows 11 was released in October 2021 and the operating system is still in its rollout phase. Not all compatible devices that run Windows 10 have received an offer to upgrade to the new version of Windows yet.

Some PCs and devices may be blocked from the upgrade if known issues would likely affect the operation of the system. The new issue has no update blocks at the time of writing.

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Microsoft describes the issue in the following way:

After installing Windows 11, some image editing programs might not render colors correctly on certain HDR displays. This is frequently observed with white colors, which could display in bright yellow or other colors.

This issue occurs when certain color-rendering Win32 APIs return unexpected information or errors under specific conditions. Not all color profile management programs are affected, and color profile options available in the Windows 11 Settings page, including Microsoft Color Control Panel, are expected to function correctly.

Some image editors may render colors incorrectly on certain HDR displays. Microsoft fails to list application and HDR monitor combinations that are affected, but mentions that color profile options in the Windows 11 Settings are not affected by the issue.

The company is working on a patch to resolve the issue and estimates that it will have it ready by the end of January 2022.

Workarounds are not available at the time of writing. Users affected by this may be able to switch to another image editor if they are affected by the issue, or switch monitors, which is another option to work around the issue at the time of writing.

The patch won't be published on the January Patch Tuesday, which is set to happen on January 11, 2022. It is more likely that Microsoft will push the update with the preview updates that it releases later in the month. Most devices will receive the update then on the February 2022 Patch Tuesday.

The issue has only been confirmed to affect Windows 11 devices. Windows 10 devices are not affected by the issue according to Microsoft.

You can check our regularly updated list of Windows 11 issues for an overview of all resolved and existing issues that affect the operating system. Currently, three known issues and 12 resolved issues are recorded.

Now You: do you install preview updates to resolve issues early?

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  1. John G. said on December 27, 2021 at 2:52 pm
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    Some kind of unexpected bug imho, I hope they will solve it soon! :]

  2. _ said on December 27, 2021 at 3:18 pm
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    This is happening to me on W10 since the last cumulative patch.

  3. ULBoom said on December 27, 2021 at 3:49 pm
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    Yellow is the new white?

  4. VioletMoon said on December 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm
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    Do you install preview updates to resolve issues early? No.

    If you are having a color/screen issue, it’s related to your device. One should go through the calibration process.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/working-with-color-profiles.html

  5. Mike Murphy said on December 27, 2021 at 9:01 pm
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    That’s what happens when software is rushed to achieve a timeline.

    Maybe another 6/12 months of development would have provided a more stable experience.

  6. Wayfarer said on December 28, 2021 at 12:32 am
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    One more reason – direct from MS – why people should quit while they’re ahead with Win10 and move only when there are much better reasons to do so than hype.

  7. Anonymous said on December 28, 2021 at 1:19 am
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    People are using Windows 11? I feel sorry for those users.

  8. Tex Willer said on December 28, 2021 at 11:25 am
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    Ain’t that sumthin’, pee color! Well I’ll be damned.

  9. Anonymous said on December 28, 2021 at 2:23 pm
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    Shame that with the post Christmas sales so many good PC offers ship with W11.

    1. Anonymous said on December 29, 2021 at 8:42 am
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      You can upgrade easily to Windows 10 with Windows 10 Update Assistant. No need to use Microsoft’s unfinished downgraded garbage. Your Windows 11 license will work with 10.

    2. Zorin4life said on December 29, 2021 at 12:14 pm
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      Takes roughly 30 minutes to download and install Zorin OS 16. You’re welcome.

  10. Anonymous said on December 29, 2021 at 4:49 pm
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    Will W10 update assistant work on a new machine running W11?

    I would have thought that MS would block a backgrade.

  11. Dumbledalf said on December 29, 2021 at 8:59 pm
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    Microsoft confirms they are completely inept imbeciles.

  12. Anonymous said on December 30, 2021 at 12:47 pm
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    Windows 11 Alpha Version conformed !

  13. Chris said on January 7, 2022 at 12:38 am
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    I had this bug, I fixed it by purchasing and moving into her to a new Mac Book Pro….

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