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

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

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

    How to Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    03 Aug 2021
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    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.

    See also:

    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)

    Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10-windows_hd_color_settings-1.jpg

    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.

    Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10-windows_hd_color_settings-2.jpg Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10-use_hdr-1.png Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10-use_hdr-2.png


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 312
    W10 22H2 19045.3516
       #1

    Do you happen to know why the HDR turned off yet it says it's turned on and I can't turn it off?
    The issue I have with HDR is that certain menus flicker in a one second tact.

    When I try to turn "use HDR" the screen goes black, it briefly turns on but then off again. yet on the display capabilities it shows use HDR use WCG apps.

    This is a new problem never happened before.

    Turn On or Off HDR and WCG Color for a Display in Windows 10-hdr-setting.jpg
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  2. Posts : 68,280
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

    Hello @3Bit,

    You might see if it may be turned on in Game Bar settings like in option two below.

    Turn On or Off HDR for Display in Windows 11 Tutorial | Windows 11 Forum
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  3. Posts : 312
    W10 22H2 19045.3516
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello @3Bit,

    You might see if it may be turned on in Game Bar settings like in option two below.

    Turn On or Off HDR for Display in Windows 11 Tutorial | Windows 11 Forum
    Nope. No such thing. By the way it's Windows 10.
    The constant menu layout change of Microsoft does not make it any easier to help anyone as pretty much all guidance on the net is irrelevant unless it was just posted two weeks ago.
    Last edited by 3Bit; 19 Oct 2023 at 01:11.
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