Install Adobe ICC Profiles in Linux

By | 2010/10/31

How do I install Adobe ICC Profiles in Linux?

1. Download this file from ftp.adobe.com:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/iccprofiles/linux/AdobeColorProfiles-end-user.rpm.tar.gz

2. Unpack the rpm with:

tar xvf AdobeColorProfiles-end-user.rpm.tar.gz

This will give you an rpm for rpm based distros.

3a. If you need a deb, use alien to convert the rpm to a deb:

3b.

 sudo apt-get install alien

3c.

 sudo alien --to-deb adobe-color-profiles-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

3d.

sudo dpkg -i adobe-color-profiles_1.0-2_all.deb

The files will be installed in this folder:

/usr/share/color/icc/Adobe ICC Profiles/

4. In GIMP or other program of your choice, set the color management to use your desired ICC profile.

icc_gimp

Sweet!

PS: Ubuntu provides some additional profiles with this package:

sudo apt-get install icc-profiles