What Should I Do When This Message Pops Up (Photoshop)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Afro1989, May 19, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really understand what's the best choice here. I'm sorta' a Mac noob so can someone explain each choice for me and which one would be the best? Thanks.
     
  2. disconap macrumors 68000

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    It's not actually that important, depending on what you want to use the image for (what your end project is). If you were working on a section of a larger print project, for example, you would keep the color profile (so that the section matches the rest of the image/book/whatever). Which means that the colors you see on-screen won't be 100% accurate to what goes to plate/print. For most things I usually convert or discard the embedded color profile, personally. I've never noticed a huge quality difference or color variation...

    Reading through these might answer your question more thoroughly, but essentially it is similar to monitor calibration, except you are talking about the orientation of the file, not the current monitor settings.
     
  3. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Not related to your question, but it seems like I sure have seen that same hideous GUI skin a lot today. Or has that just been you posting a lot today?
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe the best thing to do in your case is to turn colour management off and suppress the warnings.

    Menu: Photoshop>Color Settings>Settings (choose Color Management Off).

    Towards the bottom of that dialogue box is a small checkbox entitled:
    Profile Mismatches (Ask When Opening).

    Uncheck that and live out your Photoshopping days blissfully unaware of U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 and the like.
     
  5. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Off topic again, that System 7 website is great!
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I usually just ignore those Photoshop warnings by discarding the color profile. But then again, the only graphics I ever do are for the internet which doesn't really need color management.

    Thanks I appreciate it.
     

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