What is a .ICC File And How To Open It – International Color Consortium

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .icc extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .icc file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .ICC file?

The file extension .ICC stands for ICC Profile. The developer of this file extension is International Color Consortium. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .icc file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ICC file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ICC file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .ICC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .icc file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Color Control Panel software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ICC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Color Control Panel software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ICC file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .icc file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Apple ColorSync Utility software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ICC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple ColorSync Utility software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ICC file?

If you are still unable to open the .ICC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ICC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .icd – Macrovision, .icd – Microsoft, .icd – IronCAD, .ice – ICE File Archive, .icf – Zoom Telephonics. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ICC file with the Microsoft Color Control Panel program on Windows and Apple ColorSync Utility program on Mac.