colormgr - Man Page

Color Manager Testing Tool


colormgr [--verbose] [--version]


This manual page documents briefly the colormgr command.

colormgr allows an administrator to view and change color profile to device mappings.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (ā€˜-ā€™). A summary of options is included below.


Show summary of options.


This program takes commands with a variable number of arguments.

create-device device_id scope

Create a device

create-profile profile_id scope

Create a profile

delete-device device

Deletes a device

delete-profile profile

Deletes a profile

device-add-profile device profile

Add a profile to a device that already exists

device-get-default-profile device

Gets the default profile for a device

device-get-profile-for-qualifier device qualifier

Returns all the profiles that match a qualifier

device-inhibit device timeout

Inhibits colour profiles for this device

device-make-profile-default device profile

Makes a profile default for a device


Enables or disables the device

device-set-kind device kind

Sets the device kind

device-set-model device model

Sets the device model

device-set-serial device serial

Sets the device serial

device-set-vendor device vendor

Sets the device vendor

find-device device_id

Find a device from the device ID

find-device-by-property key value

Find a device with a given property value

find-profile profile_id

Find a profile from the profile ID

find-profile-by-filename filename

Find a profile by filename


Gets all the color managed devices

get-devices-by-kind kind

Gets all the color managed devices of a specific kind


Gets all the available color profiles

get-sensor-reading display_type

Gets a reading from a sensor


Gets all the available colour sensors

get-standard-space standard_space

Get a standard colourspace

import-profile filename

Copies an .icc file into the correct per-user directory and shows information about the imported profile.

profile-set-property profile name value

Sets extra properties on the profile


Locks the colour sensor

sensor-set-options name value

Sets one or more sensor options


This manual page was written by Richard Hughes <>.