Installing ICC Profiles (Windows)

Our Basic Calibration service supports Windows 7 or later. The following tutorial shows how to load a display calibration ICC Profile using Windows. View the Mac version.

Download the Sample ICC Profiles.

Windows 7+

Default ICC Profile Location: C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color

Note: Currently with a multi-display setup, the screen mode must be set to extended (not duplicated) for the ICC Profiles to load. See Step 4.

Step 1: Color Management

In the start menu, type “Color Management”, then open the application.

Windows ICC Calibration

Step 2: Enable Calibration

Note: This step is only required once during initial setup.

Click on the “Advanced” tab, then click “Change system defaults”.

Windows ICC Calibration Settings

In the new pop-up window click on the “Advanced” tab, then check the box “Use Windows display calibration”. Finally, close the window.

Windows ICC Advanced Calibration Settings

Step 3: Apply ICC Profile

Under the “Devices” tab, select the desired display. Make sure “Use my settings for this device” is checked, then click “Add”.

Windows ICC Profile Settings

In the pop-up window, click “Browse” and locate the ICC Profile.

Windows ICC Profile

Select the ICC Profile in the list and click “Set as Default Profile”.

Default Windows ICC Profile

Step 4: Multiple Displays

To enable ICC Profiles for multiple displays, right-click on the desktop and choose “Display settings”. Scroll down to “Multiple displays” and set it to “Extend these displays”.

Windows Multiple Displays Extended ICC Profile

Learn how to install ICC Profiles on a Mac.


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