Photoshop can't find installed ICC Profile

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Frank Schumann, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Hi!

    I generated an ICC Profile for my scanner and installed it by
    right-clicking on it (Windows XP). Normally i should now be able to
    select it in the "assign profile" dialogue in Photoshop. But it does
    not appear in the list of profiles! I've tried deinstalling and
    installing, but without success. I wonder if Photoshop does not update
    the list of selectable profiles? Any hints?

    Frank Schumann, Mar 31, 2005
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  2. Frank Schumann

    Bill Hilton Guest

    I generated an ICC Profile for my scanner and installed it by
    First, I'd check the directory to see if the profile is actually there
    in the right folder ... windows/system32/spool/drivers/color ...
    probably it is, but just in case ...

    Second thing to look at is that profiles come in different classes and
    you may be trying to assign it incorrectly. My scanner profiles are
    type "Device: scanner/camera" for example and there are limits as to
    what I can assign it to. Though I am able to do Image > Mode > Assign
    Profile with my scanner profiles ...

    Third possibility is that a profile can have two names, one internal
    and one that you see listed and perhaps you're not seeing the right
    name, though if you've generated the profile yourself you should
    probably be able to see it.

    I'd guess # 2 or # 1 ... how exactly are you doing the "assign profile"
    step, when you read in an untagged file or with Mode > Assign Profile?
    Should work ...
    Close Photoshop and reopen it and it should have access to all the
    profiles in the ../color directory in XP.

    Bill Hilton, Mar 31, 2005
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  3. Frank Schumann

    Mike G. Guest

    Regarding Bill's #3 possibility, there's a simple, free viewer/editor
    that you can use to view or change the internal profile name at: links and downloads
    Mike G., Apr 2, 2005
  4. Thanks both of you for the info. I found my profile under the name "no
    description" in the list of profiles when I did "assign profile" in
    photoshop. I also installed the tool and it shows the name as a popup
    info, but I couldn't find a way to change the name. Am I missing
    something in the right-click-context-menu? The only new entry I get is
    "move to backup folder"....

    Frank Schumann, Apr 3, 2005
  5. Frank Schumann

    Bill Hilton Guest

    Frank Schumann writes ...
    If you have the scan of the IT8 target that you used to generate the
    profile I personally would just use this scan and re-run the scanner
    profile generation software and if that runs smoothly I'd name the
    profile during that process. This would be the cleanest way to do it,
    rather than re-naming the existing profile, since sometimes if the
    profile generation software doesn't let you assign a name it means the
    profile generation went badly (ie, there are out of bounds numbers or
    meaningless values, etc).

    In other words, perhaps there was a problem with the profile generation
    and that's why the resulting ICC file doesn't have a name. Also
    possible that you just skipped the step that allows you to add the
    name, but typically there is some default assigned. At any rate I'd be
    suspicious of this ICC profile myself.

    Bill Hilton, Apr 4, 2005
  6. Frank Schumann

    Mike Russell Guest

    Use "Start>Programs>ICC Profile Toolkit>ChangeDescription"
    Mike Russell, Apr 5, 2005
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