I need to use the Kodak CMM, but Windows returns an error.

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I'm in need of a way to make input ICC profiles from shots of a 24 patches colorchecker target. ( a real ICC profile, not a ACR preset, don't ask;)) Possibly a lineair high-bit profile.

I was under the impression I had software that could do that, as in the past I used to make input profiles with the Kodak Colorflow set of Photoshop compatible plug-ins.

They used to work great. Also they require the use of the Kodak CMM, at least according to the colorflow manual that states you should set the Kodak CMM in the Photoshop colorsettings before use.

At the moment I'm using a Photoshop CS3 set-up on a 32-bit Windows 7 machine. Much to my surprise I'm not able to use the Kodak CMM from the color settings dialog. I can select it, but a Photoshop error message states: "Could not complete your request because of a problem using ICM." (see image)

The plug-ins won't work either, probably because they depend on the Kodak CMM.

Now what I want to know is this:

- Is this problem caused by an incompatability between CS3 and the Kodak CMM? (probably not, as the entry is in the pulldown)

-Is this problem caused by incompatability between Windows 7 and the Kodak CMM? (In which case I can, again, pay for a solution I already paid for twice, grrrr)

-Is the Kodak CMM maybe supported, but not installed? I never had to install it before on XP with older PS versions. Where should it be on my system? And if it is supported by CS3 and Windows 7, where can I get it?

Alternatively, if anyone can point me to a free/cheap solution that can produce ICC profiles from a file with a gretag/x-rite colorchecker on it, it will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance..

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Chris Cox

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Kodak's colorflow and CMM are many years out of date.
And that error means that the Windows ICM cannot work with the Kodak CMM you have installed.

This has nothing to do with Photoshop itself, but indicates problem with the Kodak CMM (most likely it just won't work on newer OS versions).
If you did not install the Kodak CMM, yes, that could be part of the problem - it isn't installed by default....
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So I guess I could install CS3 on a XP PC and be fine!
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Most likely, yes. Just don't connect an XP machine to the internet.
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Chris thank you for your clear answer!

I'm aware of the issues with XP and Internet so I will feed the internet gateway some useless stuff, don't worry.

Maybe I will give trying to install the Kodak CMM on W7 a go if I can find it somewhere...