Photoshop: My photos are appearing just blue and red and posterized

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I think I hit some setting because every photo I open up is red and blue and extremely posterized. I attached a cell phone pic of my screen. Any ideas? I probably hit some shortcut but I can't seem to get out of this view.

ok, trying to add the pic but that's not working.
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Which product are you using?

Have you checked your display profile? (in the OS settings, not the app)
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I was working on a normal pic not 5 minutes before and the display was fine, I haven't changed anything. I wish I could upload this pic of the screen - the uploader doesn't appear to be working for me, is there another way?
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oh, I'm in CS5. everything outside of photoshop looks fine, it's just when I open them in the program.
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Here's a link to a screenshot https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B4AH...

Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Yes, it looks like your display profile is corrupt. You need to go to the display settings and replace it with a correct profile for your display, or one of the standards (sRGB or Adobe RGB) that closely matches your display.

Your other apps aren't messed up because they ignore the display profile when displaying color. Photoshop uses the display profile to correct colors for your particular display -- but your display profile is really, really wrong.

(I would have guessed display driver, but the color palette drawing doesn't go through OGL, and it's messed up too)
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Changed that and it worked, thank you!! I think my calibration software went haywire.

thank you thank you!!