In the latest Windows 10 Insider build in Dev Channel, Microsoft has added HDR support for color-managed apps for better color display. This HDR mode is used by creative apps like Adobe’s Photoshop, Corel Draw, Lightroom, etc., which can now access the whole display’s color gamut. Previously, they’re limited to use only the sRGB color gamut.

HDR Support in Windows 10

In its latest Windows 10 Insider Build, Microsoft brings HDR mode for creative apps like Adobe’s Photoshop, Corel draw, Lightroom, etc., which can now reproduce colors evenly on all devices. This is a rejoicing moment for the graphics designers and other creative creators.

Adding this support, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc and Amanda Langowski said,

HDR mode changes the behavior of some creative and artistic apps that use International Color Consortium (ICC) display color profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Classic, and CorelDraw (amongst others).

This boosts eligible applications that are earlier limited to use only the sRGB color gamut of the system’s display. But now, they can access the HDR mode to reproduce art’s color better if the display supports it. To make this happen, users should enable this new support turned off by default.

To activate this, close your color-managed app (creativity app like Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.), right-click on the app’s icon, and check in Properties. Here, under the Compatibility tab and in Settings, you’ll see the “Use legacy display ICC color management” check box, mark it to enable, and click OK to save changes.

That’s it. Now you can relaunch the app and start working on it to see the differences. Besides this, Microsoft has brought the following changes to the new Insider build 21382;

  • We fixed an issue where if you select the System option after pressing WIN + X, it would just open Settings and not navigate the About page.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain devices unexpectedly listed twice on the Printers and Scanners page in Settings.
  • We fixed an issue on the previous flight. After updating, some devices unexpectedly showed a warning in the taskbar indicating that Windows 10 had reached the end of service.
  • When using the handwriting panel to write Chinese, we fixed an issue: pressing the return key wasn’t committing the text.
  • We fixed an issue impacting explorer.exe reliability.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in multiple hung SearchProtocolHost.exe processes.
  • We fixed a memory leak that could result in DWM unexpectedly using a lot of memory over time.
  • We fixed an issue where the Japanese touch keyboard in a 50-on or 12-key layout could show a non-functional and broken text candidate.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Update failing with 0x80070003.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause pixelation when a colored mouse pointer was set to be a large size.
  • We fixed an issue where incorrect spacing was applied when using the voice typing to type a parenthesis.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in certain notification toasts unexpected not firing.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in delayed audio playback on ARM64 devices.
  • We fixed an issue where the new unified audio endpoint work wasn’t displaying on ARM64 devices.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in certain games launching a black screen in recent builds.
  • We fixed an issue where the cursive style for closed captions wasn’t displaying in the list on the Captions page in Settings.

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