Build quality color workflows with Adobe® ICC profiles.
Adobe wants to enable consistent, high-quality color workflows. For color workflows to succeed, color information must be shared by many people, from original creator to final publisher. For this reason, we are supplying our ICC profiles as a free download for graphics professionals to use across their workflows.
Enclosed in our compressed archive are:
8 RGB profiles
Adobe RGB (1998)
HDTV (Rec. 709)
14 CMYK profiles
US Web Coated (SWOP) v2
US Web Uncoated v2
Coated GRACoL 2006 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Web Coated SWOP Grade 3 Paper
Web Coated SWOP Grade 5 Paper
Coated FOGRA27 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Web Coated FOGRA28 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Japan Web Coated (Ad)
Japan Color 2001 Coated
Japan Color 2001 Uncoated
Japan Color 2002 Newspaper
Japan Color 2003 Web Coated
Note: Users who have already installed recent versions of Adobe® Suites or certain Adobe applications may not need to install these profiles. Many of these profiles are already included and installed when you install and update certain Adobe applications.
For more information on ICC profiles, visit the International Color Consortium website.
For more information on ICC color management, see the technical guides on the Adobe website.
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Any system-level or application-level color management system that uses ICC color profiles.
Need help with downloading? See our Downloading Help documents.
To install the Adobe ICC profiles on Mac OS X:
Install profiles in one of two locations.
Copy all of the ICC profiles to the \Users\Library\ColorSync\Profiles folder. Profiles installed in this location will be available only to the user who installed the profiles.
Copy all of the ICC profile files included in this archive to the \Library\ColorSync\Profiles folder. Installing in this location requires the user to be an administrator of the system. Profiles installed in this location will be available to all users.
You may need to relaunch certain applications in order to access these profiles.
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