ICC Profile Installation

ICC Profiles are binary files, and are opened automatically by Photoshop, the operating system, printer drivers, and similar files. Profiles need to be installed in the correct location on your computer for them to be available to image editing and other applications. These locations are:

Mac OS X:

Storing profiles in /Library/ColorSync/Profiles allows all users to use them. An alternative area, for users without Admin priviledges, is /Users//Library/ColorSync/Profiles. Profiles stored here are available only to the current user. The ColorSync Utility gives access to the details of individual profiles, shows gamut plots, can rename profiles, validates profile structure, among other useful tasks.


OSX 10.7.3 (Lion) and above:

The system profile folder is hidden by default and must be made visible


Mac OS 9.x:

System Folder: ColorSync Profiles



ICC Profile