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Our Basic Calibration service supports Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. The following tutorial shows how to load a display calibration ICC Profile using the Mac. View the Windows version.
Download the Sample ICC Profiles.
Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Default ICC Profile Location: /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Displays
Note: Some third-party apps (like screen dimming) will need to be disabled before loading a new ICC Profile (or else the computer will need to be restarted afterwards for the changes to take effect).
Press Command + Spacebar to open spotlight (default shortcut). Type “ColorSync Utility” and open the application.
Go to the “Devices” tab and select your display. Under “Current Profile”, select “Other”.
Locate the ICC Profile and select it.
Note: This is an optional step to load the ICC Profile to the computer’s login screen.
Press Command + Spacebar to open spotlight (default shortcut). Type “Directory Utility” and open the application.
Unlock the application using your administrator’s password.
Select Edit > “Enable Root User”. Create a new password for the root account.
Switch users and log in as “Other”. Type in “root” as the username and enter your newly created password.
Repeat Steps 1-2 and apply the ICC Profile in the root account, then log out.
Back in your regular user account, open the “Directory Utility” application again and unlock it.
Finally, select Edit > “Disable Root User”.
Learn how to install ICC Profiles on Windows.
For any questions or inquiries, please contact us.