I am Robert and have been using macbook Pro for quite sometime. However the color display had been a problem from the time of purchase. I tried different ways to calibrate but to no avail. Finally tried Colorsync Utility option for repair and first aid. It indicated that the system has 4 bad profiles which the automatic first aid did not fix. The bad profiles are;

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles/RedBlueYellow.icc

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles/smokey.icc

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles/TealMagenta.icc

Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles/TotalLinkPreview.icc

I have been regularly updating the OS and now am on Yosemite...

Could someone help me to set it right please.


As you know those are Adobe ICC profiles, thus made by Abode to support they suite of Graphics products.

Some ICC's are specific to a Adobe product you are using and come as part of the installation package.

To find those ICC profiles, look in the original installation package.

In some cases you might see a problem where the ColorSync Utility claims a profile cannot be fixed.

ColorSync utility - Verify and Repair:

In cases where the ColorSync fails to repair a ICC profile, you will need to go to the profile in the Finder, get information on it, and ensure your username is added in the Sharing & Permissions section with both Read and Write privileges.

You can also use Terminal to find them.

find /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/ -name "*.icc" -exec sips --verify {} \;

When done, re-run the repair routine, and hopefully that will allow the profile to be fixed.

Or again use Terminal to try to Repair them:

find /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/ -name "*.icc" -exec sips --repair {} \;

Here is some more reading material.

  • the link provided to download the profiles do not assist in downloading for mac. May be it is of window link and not of Mac. Jan 16 '15 at 11:37
  • Which one (or all) do you use? Creative Suite® 3, Illustrator® CS3, InDesign® CS3, or Photoshop® CS3
    – Ruskes
    Jan 16 '15 at 17:34
  • Thank you very much for your interest in assisting me. Unfortunate that I could not get back immediately to respond to your question. I use all but CS6... not CS3. Thank you Jan 19 '15 at 10:19

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