I have searched on the Canon site and on search engines to no avail. Can anyone post a link for downloading icc profiles to the Canon photographic papers (Pro Luster, Matt, Semi gloss, Pro platnum) I would like to install these profiles in the Photo editing appliction, Affinity for softproofing to a specific paper. Thanks.
If you are using Canon papers then it is OK to select "Managed by Printer". When you select the media type the driver will select the correct Canon profile.
I always have the application manage printing and select the correct profile, even if I am printing on Canon paper. It's easier and maintains a consistent workflow since I often use third-party papers.
My experience is based on the use of Lightroom as my photo editor. Other editors may behave differently.
Choosing an actual ICC profile in the printer dialogue automatically selects ColorSync as the print engine.
Selecting "Managed by Printer" defaults to "Canon Color Matching" which will then select the Canon ICC profile corresponding to the Canon paper type selected. It is possible to go into the Color Matching dropdown and choose ColorSync, which will then allow selection of any of the profiles loaded into the computer, including third-party profiles.
Since ICC profiles are handling color translation two papers from different companies with the same surface "whiteness" should give very similar results when printing regardless of the profile used. Some folks who are very serious in their printing results (which I am not) feel it is essential to have custom profiles created for their exact printer; they won't rely on the generic profiles created by the printer or paper supplier.
At the end of the day if you like your results that is all that counts.
Would you kindly give a link for the Program 1000 profiles? My printer is installed with latest drivers on my Mac OS 12.4, and LR Classic recognizes my Hahnemuele paper profile, prints with it. Most answers here say that the profiles come automatically with installation, but given the number of queries here, there needs to be a plan B!
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