InDesign not recognizing .icc Profile

New Here ,
Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

Copy link to clipboard


I’m working on a book with a mixture of over 600 color and grayscale images. The tech for my printer recommended that the grayscale images be converted to CMYK in Photoshop and in Edit > Convert to Profile > choose  GRACoL4cBW.icc 


However when I check the grayscale images in the InDesign Links info panel, it only states ICC Profile: Document CMYK, and the tech at the printer also tells me that the .icc profile has not been applied even though when I open the converted grayscale photos in Photoshop, it says they are GRACoL4cBW.icc


Now a few of my images have been left as grayscale in Photoshop and a Black Ink GRACoL2006-coated1v2.icc applied. That .icc profile is verified in the Links info panel in InDesign—but the GRACoL4cBW.icc does not show up. Why?


Moving from Using the Community (which is about the forums) to the correct forum... Mod
To find a forum for your program please start at

How to








Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
no replies

Have something to add?

Join the conversation