Color Sync Utility - Profile First Aid Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tamakat, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. tamakat macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
    I just now got an alert from my Color Sync Utility to verify my Profile First Aid.

    Being the impatient person that I am, I just skimmed through the text before I was able to chose "verify" or "repair." I didn't know what all "repair" entailed, so I chose "verify" thinking it would be safe. After I did that I got this:


    I think maybe this occurred because I opened up an old photoshop file from 3 years ago, so maybe it was confused with the colors? I don't know, I'm still a fairly new mac owner, so I still have a lot to learn...any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I honestly can't picture any way opening an old Photoshop file could have screwed up a ColorSync profile, but basically I'd suggest running repair and see if it fixes the issue.

    Note, though, that if you're not using that particular profile (is that a custom one you did for your monitor?) it's not going to make any difference.

    And even if you are using that one, if everything looks fine/prints fine, it's probably not going to make any difference. If, however, that is one you created by running the screen calibration routine in the Displays pref pane (or with a hardware calibrator, though I'm assuming that's not the case), you could always just delete it and re-do the calibration, which should make a nice clean one.

    Out of curiosity, were you poking around in the ColorSync utility because you were having a problem, or just for the heck of it? It's really an area of the OS even most technical people outside the graphics arts field have any need for or understanding of, for that matter.
  3. tamakat thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009

    I really can't remember exactly how it popped up on its own, but I noticed that it came up not too long after I had tried opening an old eps file and thought for some reason the colors may have changed while opening with CS4? That's the only thing different that I could have been doing for that message to just prompt me like that. I did calibrate my monitor, but that was months and months ago. Would that would have anything to do with it?

    I guess no one can truly help me if I don't know what happened step by step, 'eh? Heh...thanks for your help, though!
  4. PimPim macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2010
    Colorsync Utility Repair

    I, also, just developed a problem with Color Sync Utility - Profile First Aid. Although when I tried to Repair, it didn't repair anything. At the bottom of the errors, it said, "Repair done - 0 out of 65 profiles fixed".

    Any suggestions what I should do?

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