too much ICC profiles!


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Hi there

while using Photoshop I noticed too many ICC profiles on the menu...
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...most of which I don't use nor need!
I checked the OxS /Library/ColorSync/ folder but they are not there!
I don't know how to delete the surplus!
Any help?


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Open the ColorSync Utility app. It will tell you were all the profiles are located.


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Thanks, it's fine, but still, I have a lot of RGB profiles listed and I don't know where they are stored


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On your Mac's desktop, press Command-F and type ".icc". This should show you where every ICC profile is.

Best regards,


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Here are the locations to check...A word or caution is do not delete out of the /System/ folder even thought there are some there something may be relying on those profiles and it could have negative effects. It's actually probably a good idea to keep them somewhere instead of trashing them just incase something is dependent on them that you didn't realize.

Mac HD/Library/ColorSync/Profiles
Mac HD/Users/<username>/Library/ColorSync/Profiles
Mac HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color
Mac HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color Profiles

Also it looks like you have some from an Epson Printer...those can be really tricky they will not be found by a spotlight search or ColorSync Utility
Mac HD/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/ICCProfiles But they are not'll see a file or two with an extension .profiles right click on that and select "show package contents" after that you'll go to /Contents/Resources the final path will be something like Mac HD/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/ICCProfiles/EP1611ML3.profiles/Contents/Resources

In the ColorSync Utility you can look at the "other" locations to see if there are any other locations that it can find created by other applications.


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Be aware, that some of the deleted profiles will be re-installed by Photoshop or some other Adobe software. There is a bunch of (now useless) profiles which can't be eliminated.


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@Dario - why are having too many ICC profiles a problem ? You select the one you want and be done with it. Set it and forget it ( until someone asks for something else I suppose )

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