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How to associate Color Profiles with a device in Windows 10/8/7

I talked earlier about the Color Profile management in my previous post. Now I am going to tell you how to associate Color Profile to a device after creating it. After creating a color profile, you can associate it with multiple devices as well. Windows creates a color profile automatically for a device and associates it by default. And you can associate your own created profile with it as well.

Associate Color Profiles in Windows

Having multiple color profiles associated are useful because a color profile represents the color characteristics of a specific device in a particular state. Any change that results in a change to the color behavior of a device might require a separate profile. Also, profiles can be optimized for different kinds of projects. For example, a printer might come with several profiles, each designed for a different kind of paper or ink.

If you have more than one profile for a device installed, you can specify which profile to use for a specific project.

Associate multiple color profiles to one device

Go to Control Panel and open Color Management.

Click the Devices tab.

From the Device list, select the color device that you want to associate with one or more color profiles.

Select the Use my settings for this device check box, and then click Add.

In the Associate Color Profile dialog box, do one or both of the following:


6. Click Close.

Your picture or graphics editing program might also let you choose color profiles. When you make changes to the color settings in those programs, the settings are usually only used in that program.

Disassociate a color profile from a device

Go to Control Panel and open Color Management.

Click the Devices tab.

From the Device list, select the color device you want to disassociate from one or more color profiles.

Select the Use my settings for this device check box, click the color profile that you want to disassociate from the selected device, and then click Remove.

Click Close.

To save and use a device association

After associating a color profile with a device, you can save and use the new color device association in a few different ways.

Go to Control Panel and open Color Management.

Click the Devices tab.

Do one or more of the following:

Click Close.

Hope this helps!