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How Do I Add an ICC Profile to Photoshop?

Last updated on March 8, 2023 @ 2:17 pm

If you want to add an ICC profile to Photoshop, there are a few steps that you need to follow to do it.

First, you will need to download the ICC profile from the website of your printer or monitor manufacturer.

Once the file has been downloaded, unzip it. To do this, simply right-click on the file and select “Extract All” from the options.

Find the ICC Profile file, then right-click on it and select the “Install Profile” option. Photoshop will then automatically install the profile into the correct location on your computer.

Once the profile has been installed, you will need to restart Photoshop for the changes to take effect. Once done, go to the Edit menu and select Color Settings.

In the Color Settings dialog box, make sure that the Working Space is set to the same color space as the ICC profile that you installed.

NOTE: For example, if you installed an sRGB ICC profile, you would need to set the Working Space to sRGB IEC61966-2.1.

From there, go to the View menu and select Proof Setup > Custom.

In the Customize Proof Condition dialog box, set the Device to Simulate section to the ICC profile you installed, and make sure to tick the Preserve RGB Numbers checkbox.

Finally, you will need to click on the OK button to save your changes.


PRO TIP: When working with ICC profiles in Photoshop, it’s important to understand that they are only supported by certain file formats. ICC profiles can be embedded in JPEG, TIFF, and PNG files, but not in PSD or RAW files. In addition, ICC profiles only work with 8-bit and 16-bit images; they will not work with 32-bit images.

No matter which method you use, adding an ICC profile to Photoshop is a pretty simple process. Just make sure that you’re using a high-quality ICC profile so that your images will look their best.

Madison Geldart

Madison Geldart

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