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How to Install Printer Color Profiles on Your Computer

Click to learn how to uninstall profiles

The ICC files must be placed in the proper folder for your software to see and use them. 

If you use Photoshop CS4 or earlier, or Photoshop Elements, restart your computer after following these instructions.

Windows instructions are below

Click for Mac instructions

Written Instructions for Windows

Step 1 - Extract / Unzip the file you downloaded from our website

On most Windows computers, the zipped file will look like a folder with a zipper.

1) Right click on the folder and choose "Extract All" then follow the instructions.

2) You will see a duplicate folder that is now unzipped. Delete the zipped folder.

3) Now double click on the new folder to see the contents.

Double click the newly extracted folder to see its contents. You will see an instructions document (either PDF or TXT) and the profile.

The profile will contain the name of the paper and your printer model. It will have a .ICC or .ICM file extension.

Note, your folder display may look different than the image at right. Regardless of how it looks, you will still see the two items mentioned above.

Step 2 - Install the profile

When you open the Now right click on the profile and select "Install Profile".

Restart Photoshop and the profile will be ready for use.

NOTE - If you do not see "Install Profile" then something has gone wrong. The most likely reason is that you have not unzipped / extracted the folder.

Go back to Step 1 and recheck your work.

Next Steps - Using Profiles

After the profile is installed, you will use them during the print dialog of your photo or art editing application. Detailed help using ICC printer color profiles.

Manual Installation for Windows

If you do not see the Install Profile selection, you either do not have the file unzipped properly, or there is a glitch in your Windows installation. In this case, just copy and paste the profile to the proper folder below.

For Windows 7-10, navigate to the "Color" folder which is on this path:

Windows > System32 > Spool > Drivers > Color

The "Windows" folder (the beginning of the path above) is reached by going to your root directory, usually the C Drive from My Computer or Computer menus.