ICC File Extension

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ICC Profile

What is ICC file?

Full format name of files that use ICC extension is ICC Profile. ICC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ICC file format, along with 1113 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. Users are advised to use Adobe Photoshop software for managing ICC files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. Adobe Photoshop software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about ICC files or the Adobe Photoshop software program.

Programs which support ICC file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ICC files. Files with ICC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support ICC file

How to open file with ICC extension?

Problems with accessing ICC may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ICC Profile files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Photoshop

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ICC files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Photoshop or different compatible program, such as CorelDRAW, Apple ColorSync. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Adobe Photoshop installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Adobe Photoshop to the latest version

You still cannot access ICC files although Adobe Photoshop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Adobe Photoshop cannot handle files with ICC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Adobe Photoshop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ICC files to Adobe Photoshop

After installing Adobe Photoshop (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ICC files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ICC file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe Photoshop installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ICC files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ICC file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ICC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ICC for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ICC file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ICC file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ICC file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ICC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ICC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with ICC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ICC Profile file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Photoshop

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ICC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ICC Profile files. It may be the case that the ICC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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