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If You Have a Mac (IMPORTANT!)
Actually, my profiling services are compatible with all versions of the Mac OS. And the profiles I provide are compatible as well. The problem is with the utility application that is available on my website for printing the target image. This app is the Adobe Color Printer Utility, or ACPU for short. Adobe no longer supports printing target images using the ACPU if you are running the Mac OSX 10.15 operating system, or later. If you have done any reading at all on this website, you know that the target image is critical to the process of creating your profiles. For years, the ACPU has been the utility app of choice for printing the target image. And I have made it available as a download on my website. But the Mac OS has finally rendered the ACPU obsolete and impossible to use with any Mac operating system that is newer than Catalina, Mac OSX 10.15.
However… you have options. Fortunately, the ACPU is only a problem if you do your regular printing with Photoshop. Photoshop will not allow you to completely turn off color management. And being able to do this is critical to printing an accurate target image. If you are running Mac OS X 10.15 or later and you do your regular image printing with Adobe Photoshop, you need to find something different for printing your target image. (Photoshop will work fine once you have your profiles created and are using them to print images with Photoshop. It is only the process of printing the target image that is a problem.) Here are two excellent of solutions:
The simplest solution is to find different software that will print your target image for you without color management engaged. For this, I strongly recommend using Qimage One for your Mac. This very slick software is designed specifically for printing and will allow you to do so with color management turned off. Additionally, Qimage One can be downloaded and used free for a 14-day trial period. Problem solved. There is a Windows version as well. The best part is that Qimage One is excellent software. You may seriously find yourself wanting to include this software in your regular printing workflow. Check out their website to learn more about the features of this software: https://www.binartem.com and visit their downloads page to obtain a working trial version: https://www.binartem.com/downloads
If you are running a Windows operating system, you’re fine. It is only the most recent Mac operating systems that are no longer compatible with the ACPU. If you are able to install a Windows virtual application on your Mac — something like Parallels Desktop — then you can run the Windows version of the ACPU and print your target image with no problems at all. There is a free trial version you can use for up to 14 days. Visit the website to learn about this software and download a trial version: https://www.parallels.com
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