ICC profiles contain an internal name in addition to their file name. The intention of the internal name is to allow the profile creator or user to give the profile a better description than that which could be made using only a filename. This can be confusing as most applications use this internal name while the user sees the filename. Many users change the filename and expect the name displayed in application menus (such as Photoshop) to change. This is rarely the case and can cause confusion.
- The Profile Renamer allows the renaming of a profile's filename, internal ("desc") name, or both.
You can access Renamer from Profile Manager, Profile Inspector, or Profile Medic. When in the Profile Manager, select a profile and choose “Profile:Rename”. When a profile is open in the Profile Inspector, select “Profile:Rename” or click the Renamer button. You can also Option-drag a profile onto the application for a quick rename.
- To copy the Internal Name down to the File Name, click the down arrow and vice versa.
- If the names are the same, the "lock" button will be checked.
- Check the lock button at any time to synchronize the names.
- If the Lock button is checked, all changes are made in the upper (Internal Name) box and are reflected in both edit boxes.
- Select "Allow (ignore) Suffix - to allow a .icc, .icm or .pf suffix to exist on the filename - it will not be copied into the internal name and any changes made will keep the suffix (unless you explicitly delete it.)
- Select "Remove Suffix" to .. well... you know.
- Select "Add Suffix" and the .icc suffix will be added to the filename. We have decided to only allow the addition of the “.icc” suffix as the “.icm” and “.pf” suffixes are unnecessary and easily cause user confusion.
- Selecting "Change Prefs..." will save the new preference for use in the Color Medic, Profile Inspector, and Profile Manager.
- File names are limited to 31 characters in older operating systems. If you wish the internal and external names to be the same (this is recommended), then locking the internal name to the external file name may limit how many characters can be used.
Click "Rename" and any changes made to either name will be carried out.
Drag and Drop and Quick Tricks
- Drag a profile onto the application icon or onto the menu bar while holding the Option key to open the Renamer rather than the Profile Inspector.