Windows 11 has a bug that causes colors to be rendered incorrectly – with the most common error when white is showing as yellow with some HDR monitors when running certain image editors.

As Tom’s Hardware noted, this is something Microsoft is actively investigating, and the giant has flagged it up in the support document which lists the current known issues with Windows 11. Microsoft observes:

“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.”

The color glitch affects those running Windows 11 version 21H2, and Microsoft says it is working on a fix right now, with the expected timeframe for delivery being late January.

Analysts comment that if this bug is one which is plaguing you at times at least you won’t have to suffer with this for much longer.

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Nikoleta Yanakieva Editor at DevStyleR International