|Color Management in Photoshop 5.x
|What Gets Installed?
Most of Photoshop 5.x's CMS functionality is built into to the application. The CMS components installed by Photoshop 5.x are:
This is installed as a Control Panel in both Mac OS and Windows. You can use it or any other monitor profiling software to create an ICC profile of your monitor. If you start Photoshop without having a monitor profile, it assumes Apple 13" RGB as your monitor profile in the Mac OS; in Windows, Photoshop assumes sRGB as the monitor profile.
Photoshop, like many applications and CMSs, includes some default ICC device profiles that you can use (generic profiles are of limited value the best profiles are those produced for your specific device).
In the Mac OS profiles are installed into the System Folder: Preferences: ColorSync Profiles folder if you are using ColorSync 2.0-2.12. If you are using ColorSync 2.5, they are installed into the System Folder: ColorSync Profiles folder.
In Windows 95 and Windows 98, profiles are installed into the Windows\System\Color folder. In Windows NT, they are installed into the Windows\System32\Color folder.
|Mac OS Tip: Most CMS-savvy applications install their own set of profiles, so it's easy to lose track of them. Because ColorSync 2.5 and later supports nested folders in the ColorSync: Profiles folder, you can create a new folder there and move your existing profiles into it before installing Photoshop 5.x. After the installation is complete, only the profiles that Photoshop installed will be loose in the ColorSync: Profiles folder. You can then make a folder called "Photoshop Profiles" and move these profiles to it.
This is a preferences file found in the Adobe Photoshop 5.x: Adobe Photoshop Settings folder (MacOS), or in the Photoshop\Adobe Photoshop Settings folder (Windows). This file retains your Color Settings as a separate preferences file. This allows you to rename or delete the Adobe Photoshop 5.x preferences file for troubleshooting purposes without losing your Color Settings information.