ICM File Extension

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Image Color Matching Profile

What is ICM file?

ICM filename suffix is mostly used for Image Color Matching Profile files. ICM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with ICM extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1113 various file formats. Adobe Photoshop supports ICM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 5 other tools may also be used. Software named Adobe Photoshop was created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ICM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ICM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ICM files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ICM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ICM file

How to open file with ICM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ICM files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ICM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Photoshop

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ICM files is that no program that can handle ICM files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Adobe Photoshop or different compatible program, such as CorelDRAW, Microsoft Windows, ThumbsPlus. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Adobe Photoshop installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Adobe Systems Incorporated website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Photoshop and update if needed

If the problems with opening ICM files still occur even after installing Adobe Photoshop, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe Photoshop is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ICM files are not compatible with Adobe Photoshop. The latest version of Adobe Photoshop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Adobe Photoshop to ICM files

If you have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ICM on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the ICM 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 ICM files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ICM file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ICM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the ICM is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ICM file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ICM file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ICM file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ICM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the ICM file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic ICM file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ICM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Image Color Matching Profile file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Photoshop

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ICM files. Close all running programs and try opening the ICM file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Image Color Matching Profile files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ICM files.

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