I've just set up a new iMac and have installed the driver for my Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer. It seems that Canon no longer offers a separate download of their ICC paper profiles, but that they are installed when the driver is installed. I can see all the Canon Pro paper profiles in the printer dialogue, along with any other ICC profiles I have placed in Library/ColorSync/Profiles.

However in the print dialogue in Lightroom, the Canon paper profiles don't show up. It only displays profiles in Library/ColorSync/Profiles, and the Canon profiles are not located there.

Where can I find these profiles? They must be somewhere on my machine as they are available in the print dialogue so it seems that they were installed to an unknown location when I installed the driver. If I knew where they were I could add them to the ColorSync Profiles folder so that they are available in Lightroom.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you tried an old fashioned research for *.icc files? \$\endgroup\$
    – Olivier
    Jan 15, 2017 at 14:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Scratch my previous, I changed my mind... \$\endgroup\$
    – Joanne C
    Jan 15, 2017 at 15:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Oliver Yes I did, but didn't seem to pick up any of the .icc files. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2017 at 16:22

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Let me help you a bit for future... On a UNIX-based system, there's a handy little utility known as "find" which can be used to search the file system for patterns. So, for example:

find /Library/ -name "*.icc" -print

This will find all files with the extension .icc inside the system Library folder and print them to the console. For more details, in a terminal:

man find

If you want to put the results in a text file so you can more easily look at them, then:

find /Library/ -name "*.icc" -print > ~/Desktop/icc.txt

Hopefully that helps. You might need to use sudo to see in some directories, just put that at the beginning of the command followed by a space.

sudo find ...
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks very much. I'd searched with finder, but it didn't seem to show anything, probably because the files were in Library and inside some kind of zipped file found at Library//Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Resources/ICCProfiles/PRO100series.canonicc (Right click it and choose 'show package contents' to drill down to Contents/Resources/*). Strangely though, the command you supplied failed to list any of the .icc profiles found in the ColorSync directory. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2017 at 16:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Pedr - The "find" command isn't Finder. :) As for ColorSync files, they list for me, but your permissions in the file system may vary. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joanne C
    Jan 15, 2017 at 16:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ I did find them using terminal and your command. I was just noting that I had previously searched with Finder. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2017 at 17:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ An alternative for the 'terminal-wary' is EasyFind - freeware, which will search hidden locations unlike Spotlight [though it's slower because it's not indexed] \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 15, 2017 at 19:19

Though @John's answer is fantastic for finding all *.icc files, the problem with the Canon driver's *.icc profiles is that they are embedded in a *.canonicc package, as @Undistraction points out in his comment.

On macOS Mojave, re-installing the printer driver from Canon's site did not install the ICC profiles in a way that allowed me to use them from Lightroom natively. (Canon Print Studio Pro works completely outside of the normal Lightroom printing dialog and is not a good solution for me).

Following @Undistraction's instructions, I opened a finder window to /Library/Printers/Canon/BJPrinter/Resources/ICCProfiles and right-clicked on PRO100series.canonicc and selected Show Package Contents from the menu. Inside are .icc profiles for Canon papers for the Pro-100. I'm not sure if these were left over from a previous driver install, but the were what I was looking for.

I copied all of them and pasted to ~/Library/Library/ColorSync/Profiles and they are now available in Lightroom to use when printing.

Canon does offer a separate download if ICC Profiles for Art Paper on their Support Page, but those do not contain any papers made by Canon.


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