If you’ve seen color issues in certain apps since your time in Windows 11, you’re not alone. Many users have reported similar problems to the manufacturer.
Microsoft has finally confirmed that it has indeed detected an issue that may affect devices running Windows 11 version 21H2. The company indicates that applications that use Win32 APIs to render colors on HDR screens are affected.
Normally, HDR displays allow users to benefit from a wider color gamut, resulting in more vivid colors and more detailed highlights. With Windows 11 however, not everything goes as planned. After installing Windows 11, some image editing programs may not render colors correctly on some HDR displays. Microsoft says the problem is commonly seen with white colors, which may appear as bright yellow or other colors. A major problem when you use your computer for photo or video editing.
Pending a fix
At this time, unfortunately, there is no temporary solution to correct the problem. The Redmond firm has announced that it is currently working on a fix, but it will be necessary to wait until the end of January to have access to it. If you have an HDR display and want to upgrade your computer to Windows 11 or update Windows 11 to version 21H2, we strongly recommend that you wait for this hotfix to be released.