The option for No Color Management is no longer listed in the Color Handling pop-up menu in the Photoshop CS5 Print dialog box. Use the Adobe Color Printer Utility application to print your targets without color management applied.

Note: These instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file provided with each download.

Download the appropriate attached file



Install the utility

After you download the appropriate file, double-click the zip file. On Mac OS, double-click the resulting .dmg file. 

  • Mac OS: Drag the Adobe Color Printer file to the Applications folder or your preferred folder. 
  • Windows: Choose to extract all the files. After extraction is complete, drag the Adobe Color Printer Utility to your preferred folder.  

Run the utility

  1. Double-click the Adobe Color Printer Utility to open the application.
  2. Select a TIFF image to open. This utility only works on TIFF files. 
  3. Choose File > Page Setup. Select your paper size and orientation. 

Note: For most target files, print the image at its original size so it's properly scanned by the profiling device.

  1. Choose File > Print. 
  2. Turn off Color Management: 

    Mac OS

    1. Expand the Print dialog box by clicking the arrow next to the Printer pop-up menu. 
    2. Use the pop-up menu in the middle of the dialog box to locate the options for paper type and color management. The menu choices and locations for these options change depending on your printer driver.
    3.  Set Paper Type to the paper that most closely resembles the paper you're profiling. 
    4. Set Color Management to Off. Some printer drivers turn off Color Management automatically.


    1. In the Print dialog box, select your target printer and click Properties.

    2. Set Paper Type to the paper that most closely resembles the paper you're profiling.

    3. Set Color Management to Off.

    Note: In some printer drivers, select Advanced or Custom to locate these options.  

Known issues with the utility (Mac OS)

Mac OS 10.8

If you are running Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and Adobe Color Profile Utility does not open, make the following change in Mac OS System Preferences:

  1. Choose System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General.
  2. Change the Allow application downloaded from option to Anywhere. Close System Preferences.
  3. Use the above steps to run the Adobe Color Profile Utility.

Mac OS 10.5

This application only works in Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7. It does not work on Mac OS 10.5.

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