This configuration goes beyond the Check configurations. It checks not only whether the images match the embedded ICC profiles and the output intent, but also whether profiles from the Profiles to check list are an even better match. If you know that further ICC profiles may occur in the file to be checked, add these profiles to the list.
Note: In the Analyze Profiles – USA configuration, the profiles selected for the Profiles to check list are designed to reflect the typical profiles commonly used in North America.
Example: You produce for printing in North America on coated paper. You receive a file and are not certain whether the output intent indicated, a GRACoL2006 Coated1V2 profile, actually matches the image data, and also whether GRACoL2006 Coated1V2 actually was the profile used to generate the data. Was perhaps a profile for uncoated paper or for web offset printing used instead? Profile analysis offers you the option not only of checking the match between output intent and data, but also of testing the data for various profiles that are used for printing in North America, but deviate from the GRACoL2006 Coated1V2 standard.
Please note that, if the images do not match the selected printing standard (Default Profile or embedded output intent), a checked file is still marked with a red information line, and thus as errored, even if ProfileTagger has found matching profiles. The reason for this is that profile analysis simply performs a check and outputs a recommendation for profiles that are a better match. No changes are made to the file. In its existing form, the file continues to be incorrectly prepared for the required printing standard – and is thus errored.