Embedded profile dialogue box

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Gary Jaz, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Gary Jaz

    Gary Jaz Guest

    On the recommendation from a photoshop book (I think _Artistrty_), I
    have my preferences set up so that my RGB documents are assigned a
    working RGB: Adobe RGB (1998). I'm using PS 7 and OS X.

    The annoying thing is that every time I open a photo, I get a dialogue
    box that says the RGB document does not have an embedded color
    profile. Then is asks how I want to proceed, and I go with the
    default which is "Assign working RGB: Adobe RGB (1998).

    Is there a way to skip this dialogue by setting up the preferences in
    such a way that it will automatically assign the adobe rgb(1998) color

    Also, what are your opinions about using this profile in general?

    Gary Jaz, Oct 16, 2003
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  2. Gary Jaz

    Tacit Guest

    Is there a way to skip this dialogue by setting up the preferences in
    Yes. You use the Color Settings command to do this.
    Tacit, Oct 16, 2003
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  3. Gary Jaz

    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: (Gary Jaz)
    Yep, Edit > Color Settings > in the 'color management policies' for RGB choose
    'convert to working RGB' and uncheck the boxes for 'Profile Mismatches: Ask
    when opening' and 'Missing Profiles: Ask when opening'.

    You can really screw yourself doing this though if you're getting images from
    multiple sources with valid reasons for different profiles.
    If your input files are mainly from scanned film and/or digital camera RAW
    files converted to tiff and if your main output destination is something like
    RGB printers (LightJet or Chromira for example) or desktop inkjets then it's an
    excellent choice since the gamut is a pretty good match for these sources and

    If you're outputting mostly to the web or if your input files are JPEGs from
    digital cameras then sRGB is a good choice, most people feel (though by no
    means is it unanimous). You can also work in AdobeRGB space for files that
    might be either printed or downsampled and converted to web jpegs, and just
    'convert to profile' to sRGB late in the flow for more flexibility.

    After seeing a color space demonstration by ace printer Bill Atkinson I also
    occasionally use a wider gamut space like Joe Holmes' Ektaspace when scanning
    in highly saturated films like Velvia since there are colors in certain images
    that are beyond the gamut of AdobeRGB. Bill's demo was very impressive and
    eye-opening to me.

    AdobeRGB is a good all-around working space for RGB files until you have a
    specific reason to use something else, I feel.

    Bill Hilton, Oct 16, 2003
  4. That is why it's much better to set "Preserve Embedded Profiles" and do
    the rest as you suggest. That way you will work in the original color
    space, which is usually better than converting to AdobeRGB if you don't
    know why you should do that in the first place...
    Johan W. Elzenga, Oct 16, 2003
  5. Gary Jaz

    Flycaster Guest

    Are those colors capable of being monitor displayed and are they printable
    on anything other than, say, a Lightjet? Or, do you capture and work in
    Ektaspace, and then convert for printing?
    Flycaster, Oct 16, 2003
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