Windows 11 Insider Preview Reveals New Color Management Panel

Microsoft is preparing to release a substantial Windows 11 update that will have an impact on both gamers and professionals. The color management panel is undergoing significant changes, including enhanced profiles management. Since the introduction of Windows 11, Microsoft has been actively modernizing the integrated options in the operating system, departing from the dated appearance reminiscent of Windows XP, especially in graphics and display settings.


The most recent Canary and Dev builds (26052), designed for specialized use, introduce a new color management panel featuring simplified profile control. The system can now automatically select the optimal color profile for specific apps through automatic color management. Additionally, users now have a more streamlined method to assign profiles to each connected display.

This update holds particular significance for professionals seeking impeccable color reproduction. It’s noteworthy that the enhanced color management includes a built-in color calibration option. To access these new features, users need to utilize the Dev or Canary channel initially. However, these builds are not recommended for daily use as they often receive fixes that might lead to unexpected behavior, particularly in gaming. The new page can be found in Settings > System > Display > Color management.

Source: Microsoft