How to Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10


With Windows HD Color in Windows 10, you get the most of out your high dynamic range (HDR) TV or PC display. When you connect your HDR10-capable TV or display to a Windows 10 PC that supports HDR and wide color gamut (WCG), you’ll get a brighter, more vibrant, and more detailed picture compared to a standard dynamic range (SDR) display.

This includes photos, videos, and games.

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Starting with Windows 10 build 21354, Microsoft is bringing HDR certification to Settings > System > Display under “Advanced display settings” with the latest Insider Preview builds. Under this settings page, a display’s HDR certifications will be shown. Microsoft will be rolling out this feature over time and are starting with select Dolby Vision and VESA DisplayHDR models, so please don’t be alarmed if in the Advanced display settings, you see that your display has no HDR certification even though it is certified.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off HDR (high dynamic range) and WCG (wide color gamut) color for a HDR10-capable display in Windows 10.



Here's How:

1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2 Click/tap on Display on the left side, and click/tap on the Windows HD Color settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 If you have multiple displays connected to your PC, select the HDR-capable display you want in the Select a display to view or change the settings for it drop down menu under Choose display. (see screenshot below)

4 Turn on (default) or off HDR and WCG or Use HDR for what you want.

5 You can now close Settings if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn