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How can I profile my display?

There are several ways to profile your display, or in other words standardize the color displayed depending on the level of accuracy required. The easiest method is to use your monitors build in calibration tools. Some displays, like those on Apple computers use a system of visual cues to set the contrast, color, and brightness of a monitor. This can be found in the Sytem Preferences > Display > Color > Calibrate... Apple has a great tutorial on display calibration.

While this method is a good start, it is not 100% accurate. 

X-rite Eye One (i1) Display 2

We recommend going one step further and using a specialized color calibration tool like the X-rite Eye-One series. This will ensure that your display meets measurable color standards.


ICC Profiles

ICC stands for the International Color Consortium. The ICC is a governing body which establishes standards for the display and formatting of color across all mediums and is used by not only the creative community but industry to insure that colors are accurately reproduced.

ICC profiles are computer files which essentially contain a description of the color for a particular device as compared to standards. These files are denoted with either a .icc or .icm suffix. ICC profiles act as a common translation tool to make the color one device, like your monitor, match the color on another device, like your printer.

We have compiled a list of links here to make finding and using ICC profiles for your products a little easier.