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For several versions of Photoshop the profiles worked best in MacHD> Library>Application Support> Adobe>color> Profiles> Recommended. I have no idea where they belong in CS6.
Photoshop CS6 does restrict the listed profiles to printer profiles that work with your device. For an RGB printer, no CMYK or grayscale profiles will be listed, and only output profiles (not colorspace or monitor) profiles will be listed.
For years and several versions of CSPS we have used Application Support > Adobe > Color > Profiles > Recommended successfully. The custom profiles are still in the same folder. For some reason CS6 doesn't see them Actually, the list of profiles CS6 provides is one I have never seen before. They are not in any folder I have been able to discover yet.
I have also looked in the HD > Library > System etc but haven't seen a relevant profile folder.
Exactly! This is a big problem for A LOT of people.
I too have encountered the same problem of missing printer profiles in CS6, which showed up and worked perfectly in CS4. Have been searching for an answer but conclude that Adobe do now indeed filter the profiles and only show those assigned to the printer.
However, and just by chance, this evening I may have found a way to get the profiles to show in CS6. I've added several profiles to two printers and both produce expected results with prints matching screen. I'm on Windows 7.
First, go to Control Panel > Color Management. Use the 'Device' drop-down menu to select desired printer. Tick 'Use my settings for this device' and change the 'Profile selection' box to Manual. Click the add button and add your chosen profiles: I found all of my profiles shown here, just as they used to be seen in CS4.
Next, in CS6, select print, choose your printer, then change the 'Color handling' to Photoshop manages colors and the 'Printer profile' drop-down should now also show all the profiles added in the first step. I found that when I selected any of the profiles that had not previously been detected automatically a message box appeared stating 'No Color Management is not supported'. I simply clicked cancel. I filled in all the remaining settings as I prefer and then pressed 'Print'.
Have I just been lucky or does this work for anyone else? I shall keep everything crossed for you all. Good luck!
Something is definitely not working correctly.
Dave, I tried your solution, but when I choose sRGBxxxx under the All Profiles tab it wants to know where to find it and I can't find it....yet
have been reading this whole thread, because am searching for answers, too - have Epson 3800, been using ICCs (Epson's own, Moab, Ilford, Canson, Hahnemuehle, Harman, Inkpress, etc ...) on all my several previous versions of Photoshop for several years -
in CS6 they don't show in the print dialogue -
if it were truly the issue of 'ICC-profiles not matching the printer, that would mean nobody can now use any of the thousands of the, until-now standardly used by thousands of photographers, ICCprofiles provided by those paper-companies anymore - ??? clearly it cannot be an issue with profile-printer mismatch .... ??
am, too, still hoping for some clarification on this; otherwise it'll be back to printing with CS5 or Lightroom -
All profiles show up in CS 5, There has been a lot of discussion of this on many forums with no solution. I have also tried installing the profiles in the contents folder of the Epson printer in the main library folder with no luck.
It is amazing that Adobe, after all this time has not solved this problem!!
According to this post "profiles that are not appropriate for your printer do not show up" well why do they work in CS5....and does this mean that every paper manufacture needs to redo their profiles. I have profiles specifically designed for Epson papers by 3rd party paper but still don't show up.
I suspect Adobe isn't testing this on enough computers to adequately reflect what I'm seeing in the marketplace. Perhaps you're not seeing the problem on a small number of computers you've tested this with, but what happens with 1 out of 10 Photoshop users experience a legitimate problem with this?
Chris, I've send you and Dave P a detailed email along with screen grabs and profiles that do and don't show up. I'd REALLY like to hear your feedback from that email.
Being out in the field with PS users in their own studios, I'm seeing this problem with appx 1 out of 10 users. People don't always know enough to complain, they just know their profiles aren't showing up! Just because you haven't heard from many people doesn't mean there isn't a problem!
>"Don't put stuff in Recommended. Put the profiles in the system profiles folder. Photoshop scans all of them, but Recommended is a specific list. "
That's where a lot of us have been putting profiles for appx 20 years. Never had any problems till CS6. Why shouldn't we put profiles in Adobe's Recommended profiles folder? Seems like THE place to put profiles. And always has been. Why does CS6 screw this up?
If we're supposed to put them in the system folder 1) why does Adobe even have a profiles folder and 2) Why does Adobe list them so far down the profiles pop-up menu?
The fact that Adobe puts the profiles in the Adobe Profiles folder at the top of the profiles pop-up menu and the rest at the bottom of the list encourages people to clean up the Adobe Profiles folder and place their profiles there.
FWIW, Lightroom's customizable printer profiles list does it right. Instead of flooding the user with a billion profiles the user can enable just the profiles s/he needs.
>"And again, the corrupt CXF tags do cause problems in those profiles and prevent them from being used. "
XRite's i1Profiler saves CXF data in profiles by default and that appears to be causing PS CS6 from displaying some profiles. When I choose to save profiles without CXF data they are more likely to show up in PS CS6.
>"Yes, every time we've investigated it has been a case of user mistakes, or corrupt profiles."
What about the profiles I sent you? They were brand new profiles straight out of i1Profiler. They weren't corrupt and they were RGB printer profiles that weren't showing up on at least one computer. I sent screen grabs showing how they weren't showing up in PS CS6. Can you respond to that email and tell me what you found?
Clearly this issue is not as benign as one might think, based upon the responses to this thread. What might be helpful, rather than continually stating that bad profiles are the problem, or that profiles are being put in the wrong place: it might be very helpful to give an exact location as to where the profiles should go. I have seen everything things from "Recommend folder" to users/library/colorsync/profiles and to your advice to put them in the system folder. Ok, where EXACTLY is this location???
Unfortunately, replicating this problem is the biggest challenge of all. I'm not sure why we're seeing this on some systems but not others. Adobe understandably needs such a system so as to diagnose the problem. They apparently haven't seen this problem for themselves yet...
And these are the only profiles under MacHD/Library/colorsync/profiles
So where are the Epson Profiles? Under MacHD/library/printers/epson/inkjetprinter2/iccprofiles Except these profiles are encapsulated in a .profiles file and can only been seen when you show package contents......so what's up.
Great to hear this - I never got that email.
OK, so those were brand new profiles straight out of XRite's i1Profiler software. Those profiles work great in any application or RIP except for PS CS6. Could it be that Adobe's criteria for what counts as "bad XF tags" is the problem here? Is that why I'm seeing so many problems with profiles not showing up?
How does PS CS6 determine if the CXF tags are "bad"? I'd love to provide some feedback to XRite if they are writing these tags incorrectly. Please advise.
I've been in contact with several engineers at Adobe that aren't present here on this forum and have received confirmation that this is, in fact, a recognized bug now. They are working on a solution but the process of isolating the problem is a challenging one and one of lowered priority. Hmmm. At least we're past the denial phase (nudge, nudge to you Chris).
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