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ICC Color Profile

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Mar 29, 2023 Mar 29, 2023

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Hi there,

 

I am still very new to indesign and a few days ago a printer company had got back and mentioned that they noticed a number of ICC color profiles embedded in the file and requested to have it removed. Can someone please show me the ropes on where to have it removed. Does this mean there are numerous images that contains this ICC color profile?

 

Thanks for helping.

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Community Expert , Mar 30, 2023 Mar 30, 2023

So you are sending the printer an InDesign package and not exporting a PDF? If that’s the case resave the images and uncheck Embed Color Profile.

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If you are providing a PDF, you can Export to either the PDF/X-4 or PDF/X1a presets with the Output tab Destination set to Document CMYK, which will force all color into the document’s assigned CMYK space, and will not include Profiles.

 

Also, as general workflow strategy, you don’t have to make CMYK conversions in Photoshop— it’s more efficient to place RGB images with embedded profiles, and make the conversion to a CMYK profile via the Export Output tab.

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Hi @bellelearner , Is the file you are delivering a PDF, and is the printer requesting that all the color should be CMYK?

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Hi Rob,

I used photoshop to convert some images to CMYK before sending it to printer. But they came back mentioning color profiles were embedded in the file which I really have no idea and wondering is it this (attachment) what they are referring to?

For other PDF files I done nothing but just upload straight to my indesign.

 

Thanks!

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So you are sending the printer an InDesign package and not exporting a PDF? If that’s the case resave the images and uncheck Embed Color Profile.

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I package the indesign file and export into PDF to the printer but they came back mentioning a few files has embed color profile. Does that mean I need to make sure every image in indesign has embed color profile unchecked before I can package and export to PDF again? The images are edited in photoshop before I work on indesign to make sure pictures are in CMYK but didn't realise it has embed color profile ticked.

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If you are providing a PDF, you can Export to either the PDF/X-4 or PDF/X1a presets with the Output tab Destination set to Document CMYK, which will force all color into the document’s assigned CMYK space, and will not include Profiles.

 

Also, as general workflow strategy, you don’t have to make CMYK conversions in Photoshop— it’s more efficient to place RGB images with embedded profiles, and make the conversion to a CMYK profile via the Export Output tab.

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Many thanks for your advise, it is really informative.

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