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Import icc files into Lightroom

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Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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I just subscribed to the Creative suites and am trying to import an icc file into Lightroom. I downloaded it from the lab and it shows up on my (Mac) computer in the ColorSync folder but it (and all of the other icc files) are Greyed out. When I open lightroom and try importing, it doesn't let me select any icc files. Epic fail! Any words of wisdom out there?

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Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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Please go to Help>System Info… and get us the exact installed version number of your software. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Oct 05, 2021 Oct 05, 2021

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 05, 2021 Oct 05, 2021

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That's Lightroom desktop. Where in Lightroom desktop would you expect to use icc-profiles? I think you confuse icc-profiles with Lightroom's camera profiles. These are not the same at all.

 

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I planned on using the profiles to soft proof photographs that will be
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I don’t think soft-proofing is available in Lightroom. Soft-proofing has been available for many years in the Develop module of Lightroom Classic (and Photoshop), where you can definitely add ICC printer profiles; I use that frequently.

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Soft proofing is indeed not available in Lightroom. That is probably because Lightroom cannot print anyway.

 

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Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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You do not have to import icc-profiles in Lightroom. They will show automatically after you have installed them on your system. There is one caveat however. Lightroom only supports RGB-based icc-profiles, not CMYK-based profiles. I assume that is the problem.

 

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How can I determine if an icc is RGB or CMYK? 

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Check its properties in ColorSync Utility, that comes with MacOS. It's in your utilities folder inside your applications folder.

 

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Also, please confirm your Lightroom Installed Version Number. 

You've posted this in the Lightroom Ecosystem Forum whose applications do not use icc profiles. 

 

Please go to Help>System Info… and get us the exact installed version number of your software. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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