What is a .ICM File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .icm extension and you don’t know what it is? 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 .icm file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .ICM file?

The .ICM file extension is Image Color Matching Profile. The format of this settings related file is binary.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .icm file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ICM file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ICM file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .icm file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Cerious ThumbsPlus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Color Control Panel and Cerious ThumbsPlus.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ICM file

2. The second step is locating 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 Cerious ThumbsPlus software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ICM file on Mac

To open the .icm file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need 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 .ICM file

2. The second step is locating 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple ColorSync Utility software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ICM file?

If you are still unable to open the .ICM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ICM file.icma – Adobe Systems, .icml – Adobe Systems, .icmod – Zheka Smirnov, .icmt – Adobe Systems, .icn – Windows Icon File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

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