“The monitor profile appears to be defective” warning from Photoshop Elements 6.0

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When I start the Photoshop Elements 6.0 editor I get the following warning dialogue box:

The monitor profile "Samsung - Natural Color Pro 1.0 ICM" appears to be defective.  Please rerun your monitor calibration software.

I've also found that the Windows Photo Viewer shows colours completely incorrectly, and I suspect this is a related problem.

How do I fix this?

Best Answer

Found via this answer, this post on My Digital Life has the solution:

The first workaround is by removing any existing ICC or WCS color profiles that are been associated with all display devices or monitors. Else, you can also try to change the default color profile for your system’s monitor to sRGB IEC61966-2.1, simply by clicking on Add, and then select sRGB IEC61966-2.1 from the list of profiles installed on system. After adding, click Set as Default Profile button. Exit from all dialogs and reboot your computer , and the color problem on Windows Photo Gallery is fixed.

If your system doesn’t have sRGB IEC61966-2.1 profile under the ICC Profiles, you can download the color profile from Adobe. Unpack the zip file, the right click on each of the .icc files in the RGB Profiles and CMYK Profiles folders (or simply just the one you need to use) and click “Install Profile” on context menu to install the color profile to system.

In my case I just needed to remove the Samsung color profile to fix the problem. On Windows 7 I didn't need to reboot.