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ImagePrint feature spotlight – The Profile Valet

One of the greatest strengths of ImagePrint has always been its state-of-the-art library of paper profiles.  But such a vast selection always came with a price: namely, finding the right profile for your paper  could be, well…kind of a pain.  Hard to decipher file names.  Cryptic quality, ink and light temperature choices.  External download managers.  You could easily spend more time figuring out which profile to use than it took to make the actual print.  ImagePrint 9 seeks to change all that with a unique and innovative approach to profile selection–the Profile Valet.  Here’s a peek at what to expect.

Papers, not profiles!

You don’t see an ICC profile name in big, bold letters on that box of new paper you just bought.  No, it’s the easy-to-read and descriptive name of the actual media itself that appears on the label.  So, when it’s time to pick the profile for that media why should you have to grapple with the jumble of abbreviations and confusing terms that make up a typical ICC/ICM profile’s name?

Well, with ImagePrint 9 you no longer have to.  The new Profile Valet contains a drop-down list of all of the papers we’ve profiled for your printer—not the profiles—the papers.  Just pick the paper by name (just like it reads on the box), choose a few basic options like color vs grayscale, and we’ll do the rest.

Of course, if you prefer the old way of choosing profiles, Choose by profile name will still be available.  But for most people the Profile Valet will take the pain out of selecting the right profile and will let you spend less time fiddling with profiles and more time actually using them to produce amazing prints.

Immediate access

In the past, if you didn’t have a particular paper profile you would have to download it from our online profile repository.  And while our Profile Manager utility simplified the task of getting and installing the right profile, it still meant opening a separate program, wading through lists of available profiles, and then choosing and downloading the correct one for your particular printer, paper and output needs.

What’s more—you could never be sure  if we even had the profile you needed to get until you went through the process of logging in to check.

With ImagePrint 9 and the Profile Valet you’re always up to date.  Each time the software launches, it synchronizes its list of available profiles for your printer with our online profile repository so you see a complete list right there in the Profile Valet’s  selection window.  And if the paper you choose requires a profile that  isn’t already on your computer it’s automatically downloaded from the repository and installed — all without ever having to leave or restart ImagePrint!


Most people have a few papers they use over and over, but re-choosing the same profile and its associated settings each time you switch media can be a time-consuming, repetitious chore.  That’s why with ImagePrint 9 we’ve added the ability to save the currently selected profile along with your other color management choices as a Favorite.  Once added as a Favorite you can quickly choose it from the Favorites window.

Categories: ImagePrint 9
  1. September 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    ImagePrint Today :
    We are working hard to get a solid beta out that will be available to existing users in the next couple of days. Final release in about 2 weeks. Mostly cosmetic things at this point.

    Sept 26th. I signed up for the beta program right away, but have heard nothing. Any news yet?

    • September 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Tracy,
      Our records show we sent you the information so please contact us.

      • September 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

        Thanks… I’ve both called and emailed now.

  2. September 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Looking forward to 9. I have to boot from an external drive with OSX Snow Leopard and version 8 to print at present. Works, but slow!

  3. September 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    which news printers are supported by IP 9 ?


  4. michael
    September 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Perfect ..

  5. michael
    September 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Very nice touch ..

    Any news on the release date for 9, website still says August!!


    • September 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      We are working hard to get a solid beta out that will be available to existing users in the next couple of days. Final release in about 2 weeks. Mostly cosmetic things at this point.

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