[argyllcms] Re: Colprof error - can't open AdobeRGB1998.icc -- MacOS Lion -- Answered

  • From: Phil Cruse <pcruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 17:29:09 +0000

Hi Mark,
Glad you figured it out!
Very easy to get this error!
What I do now, is make a folder for each paper type (eg "Ilford_satin"), inside 
"Argyll" folder, and copy the Adobe profile into this, and work from this. So 
when I start, I type
 "cd argyll/Ilford_satin"
All the working files needed by Argyll (chart data, profiles, etc) should be in 
the same place. The clever programme stuff lives in "bin".
When the profile is cooked, you should copy it to the 
"Library/ColorSync/Profiles" folder for Photoshop (or whatever) to see it. 
Printing from Photoshop is best, with "Photoshop Manages Color", then select 
your new profile.
Some info on my site:


On 3 Mar 2012, at 16:09, Mark MacKenzie wrote:

> Okay, found the answer.  I was putting the AdobeRGB1998.icc profile in 
> Argyll/bin when it should have been in the main Argyll directory.  DUH!!
> However, that does point out one of the pitfalls that non-terminal user MacOS 
> Lion people like me will run into.  So, having corrected that mistake, my 
> first icc profile is being made.
> Regards
> Mark MacKenzie
> On 3/3/12 8:56 AM, Mark MacKenzie wrote:
>> I am working on my first successful use (I hope) of ArgyllCMS on MacOS Lion. 
>>  I am in an administrator account.  I have also tried various iterations of 
>> the colprof command using "sudo" and have received the same error.  In any 
>> case I reproduce the appropriate section from my terminal.
>> Also, the AdobeRGB1998.icc file was freshly downloaded from Adobe and 
>> installed into "user/argyll/bin/AdobeRGB1998.icc"
>> I would appreciate help with this and unless my syntax is screwed up this 
>> may be of interest to other Lion users.
>> Thank you
>> Mark MacKenzie

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