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Why can't I see printer ICC profiles

Jul 18, 2012 10:54 AM

I'm running LR 4.1 64-bit in Windows 7.

I have a number of printer colour profiles in the 'System32\Spool\Drivers\Colour' folder but I can't see them from Lightroom's Develop module (although the display profiles do appear).  What am I doing wrong?!

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    Jul 18, 2012 11:35 AM   in reply to

    Printer profiles have to be made visible in Lightroom.

    Go to the Print Module: Print Job Panel.

    Click Profile: in the Color Management section and select Other…

    Put a check mark beside every profile you want Lightroom to potentially use.


    Of course the same dialog can be accessed from within Soft Proofing Panel pulldown and the Export dialog File Settings section.

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    Jul 18, 2012 11:03 AM   in reply to


    The Library module stores all previews in the AdobeRGB color space. These previews are also used when printing in draft mode. Unless you choose differently in the Soft Proofing panel, the Develop module displays photos in the ProPhotoRGB color space.


    When you print a photo in Lightroom, you can choose to convert the colors to more closely match the color space of the printer, paper, and ink you are using. For information on working with printer color profiles, see Set print color management.


    the above is from adobe help: 04C7F769FFA0.html



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    Jul 18, 2012 11:20 AM   in reply to

    In Lr you won't see any profile that is a CMYK profile. Lr just doesn't do CMYK - so CMYK profiles don't exist for Lr.

    For instance, although I'm able to softproof in Photoshop to Blurb's icc-profile, I can't in Lr, the Blurb icc-profile is just not visible in Lr - not in the Develop Module / softproofing and not in the Print Module / Color Management.

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    Jul 18, 2012 12:00 PM   in reply to

    If you are printing locally, which printer?

    If you are printing offsite, contact your Print Vendor and ask them for an RGB profile.

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