File Extension ICC

  • Full name
    International Color Consortium Profile File Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ICC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ICC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ICC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension ICC identifies so-called ICC profile files. ICC profiles are color profiles standardized by the International Color Consortium (ICC) that describe the working color space of an output or playback device such as a scanner, printer or monitor.
This is to ensure that the colors are reproduced as identically as possible in the process from image acquisition to processing to output. With ICC profiles, the devices are color matched.
Under Windows, the color profile files sometimes have the extension icm. You can easily install ICC and icm files by double-clicking or using the 'context menu -> install profile'. Usually, however, it makes more sense to use the desired color profile only in the program used. Programs such as Photoshop or PaintShop have their own color management.
In addition, there are several programs that can graphically represent ICC color profiles for analysis.

Programs which can open a ICC file

How to open a ICC file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the ICC file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a ICC file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support ICC files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a ICC file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all ICC files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with ICC there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the ICC file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the ICC file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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