ICC color profiles

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Tony W., Jul 4, 2004.

  1. Tony W.

    Tony W. Guest

    How can I use ICC. color profiles for new Photoshop pictures, while
    maintaining the printed appearance of my existing Photoshop pictures?

    My existing Photoshop files were color-adjusted without ICC color
    profiles or color management software.

    I'm concerned that if I start using ICC color profiles for new pictures,
    the colors will be thrown off for my existing Photoshop pictures, and
    then I'd have to adjust the colors in the old pictures to get them to
    print with the desirable colors that I've been getting so far.
    Tony W., Jul 4, 2004
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  2. Tony W.

    WharfRat Guest

    You can not turn off color management in Photoshop.
    So if your untagged pictures are coming out correctly
    you are probably using sRGB or another small space for your working space
    and you are not using PS to its full advantage anyway, when sending clipped
    images to your printer.
    Tagging new files with profiles will do nothing to other files.

    WharfRat, Jul 5, 2004
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  3. Tony W.

    Mike Russell Guest


    As MSD suggests, you may not have any problems.

    If you do, select "No Color Management" in Color Settings when printing your
    old images, and you should be back where you would have been before, with no
    color management being applied to your images as they are printed.
    Mike Russell, Jul 5, 2004
  4. Tony W.

    Tony W. Guest

    Thanks, Wharfrat.

    You're right; my color space IS RGB.

    Would I need to buy a color management program to use ICC profiles effectively?

    Tony W., Jul 7, 2004
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    Tony W. Guest

    Thanks, Mike.

    I assume that you mean in Photoshop's Color Settings > Profile Setup to
    leave "Embed Profiles" unchecked and "Assumed Profiles" > RGB set to
    "None" and "Profile Mismatch Handling" > RGB set to "Ask When Opening".

    (I'm using Photoshop 5.5.)

    Tony W., Jul 7, 2004
  6. "RGB" is not a colorspace as such. 'sRGB' or 'AdobeRGB' are color
    Johan W. Elzenga, Jul 7, 2004
  7. Tony W.

    Mike Russell Guest

    Tony W. wrote:
    It's been a while since I used v5.5. The critical thing for printing is to
    make sure that Photoshop does not automatically convert unprofiled images to
    your working space (V5.0 did this, and I suspect Adobe removed that behavior
    as of v5.5), and that no default profile is assumed.

    After that, print as usual.
    Mike Russell, Jul 7, 2004
  8. Tony W.

    Tony_W Guest

    Thanks, Russel and Johan.

    Tony_W, Jul 22, 2004
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