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(Quick Tip Video) Installing ICC profiles on a Mac and Windows

If printing and color are important to you, ICC profiles will make all the difference in getting the results you desire! Here is a quick video and instructions of how to install ICC profiles on both Mac and Windows platforms.

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Mac Instructions

1) Download the ICC Profile you wish to use.

Go to www.aldertech.com/support/icc/ to find a list of free Epson and Hahnemuhle profiles. From here choose your printer and media type and select “download profile” to the specified folder of your choice.

Alder Technology free Epson ICC profiles

2) Locate your downloaded profile and double click the zip file to extract the folder

3) Open the extracted ICC profile folder

Inside the extracted folder will be an ICC profile along with a text or PDF readme file. Your ICC profile has an icc file extension.

4) Control click on the ICC profile and copy it

Installing ICC profiles on a Mac

5) Go to the Finder bar under the Go menu and select Computer

Installing ICC profiles on a mac

6) Once in the Computer folder go to the profile folder following this path:

Macintosh HD > Library > Colorsync > Profiles

Installing ICC profiles on a mac

In this folder there will be system profiles and profiles that may have been installed by your printer manufacturer. This is the folder that ICC aware programs look in for profiles.

7) Paste the ICC that you copied earlier in this folder

Installing ICC profiles on a mac

8) Now, any ICC aware program such as Photoshop should recognize your profile

Installing ICC profiles on a mac


Windows Instructions

1) Download the ICC Profile you wish to use

Go to www.aldertech.com/support/icc/ to find a list of free Epson and Hahnemuhle profiles. From here choose your printer and media type and select “download profile” to the specified folder of your choice.

Alder Technology free Epson ICC profiles

2) Locate your downloaded profile, right click, and select "Extract All" or use a program of your choice to unzip the ICC profile

Installing ICC profiles on Windows

3) Open the extracted ICC profile folder

Inside the extracted folder will be an ICC profile along with a text or PDF readme file. Your ICC profile has an icc file extension.

4) Right Click the ICC profile and select “Install Profile” or "Open"

Installing ICC profiles on windows

5)Now, any ICC aware program such as Photoshop should recognize your profile

Installing ICC profiles on Windows

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