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Video Guide to Install ICC Color Profiles Mac OS

Video tutorial for installing profiles in Mac OS

The process of "installing" an ICC color profile is nothing more than pasting (or drag and drop) into a specific folder in the operating system.  Your printing software looks in that folder when it comes time to print. It then creates a profile list you can choose from in the print dialog.

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

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Click for written instructions for installing profiles in the macOS


Video Tutorial

This video covers how to install profiles on macOS13 Ventura, OS14 Sonoma, and Later.  If you're using OS12 and older, scroll down.

This video covers how to install profiles on most versions of the macOS up to 12 Monterey.  If you're using OS 10.11, scroll down for a video specific to that version.

Next Steps - Using Profiles

After the profile is installed, you will select them in the print dialog of your photo or editing software. Get Tutorials on how to use ICC printer color profiles.

Learn to uninstall profiles

Windows user? Click for Windows instructions

OS Version 10.11 (El Capitan) Instructions

Written instructions for installing profiles on 10.11 are here

Last updated: January 14, 2024

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