Custom ICC profiles on multiple computers
January 26, 2012 3 Comments
The Color Editor in Capture One Pro 6 allows you to set up your own custom-made camera ICC profiles enabling a faster and more efficient workflow.
Another advantage is the option to share these custom ICC profiles among several computers.
If a custom ICC profile is used in an image, the profile will be included in the settings files located within the image folder. Therefore, you can move the image folder to another computer that runs Capture One and still have all the necessary components available for viewing the image with the custom ICC profile.
If you want to include one of your custom ICC profiles on another computer running Capture One, you should simply locate the relevant profile and install it on the other computer.
How to import a custom ICC profile from an image to Capture One:
When viewing an image with a custom ICC profile on a different computer than where the image was first generated, you will see the image with the right colors because the custom ICC profile is part of the settings files in the image folder. If you want to use the custom ICC profile on other images, you need to import the profile and install it. You find the camera ICC Profile selector in the Color Tool Tab’s Base Characteristics tool. In the bottom of this selector, you find the Import option as shown in the image below. Select the image with the custom ICC profile and chose Import.
On a Mac system the custom ICC profile will be placed in:
On a Windows system the profiles will be placed in:
How to install a custom ICC profile on a computer:
If you want to use one of your custom ICC profile on a different computer, you need to copy it manually to the above locations depending on the system.
If Capture One is already running, you need to restart it in order to make the new profiles visible in the ICC selector within the Base Characteristics tool.
If you do not follow the standard naming conventions, the ICC profile will still be available, but you will need to select it under the option “Other” rather than under the camera name.
For more information on the naming convention see last week’s tip on Color Edits as ICC profiles