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Default Proof Setup Monitor RGB set but not working

May 9, 2010 3:32 PM

When I open a photo I want it to be displayed by default in Monitor RGB as I generally work with images for the Internet.


With all image windows closed I have clicked on

View | Proof Setup | Monitor RGB





When I then open an existing photo it is clearly not showing Monitor RGB proof although if I reopen the Proof Setup Monitor RGB is showing with a tick next to it.


If I reclick on this choice, Monitor RGB, the image then displays correctly. I can also get it to display correctly by clicking on Proof Colors or Ctrl+Y on the drop down View Menu. I can't however get images to open with this view setting already displaying correctly.


This was a problem for me in Photoshop/Master Collection CS4 which I have just uninstalled and upgraded to Photoshop/Master Collection CS5.


Any help with this would be gratefully received.





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    May 10, 2010 3:12 AM   in reply to nigelfreeney
    When I open a photo I want it to be displayed by default in Monitor RGB as I generally work with images for the Internet.

    I am actually a Mac-user but occasionally drop by in this Forum as some matters are platform-independent.

    And this matter has been discussed more than once in the Mac-Forum … why would you preview with Monitor Profile and not just work in srgb?

    Monitor RGB is not indicative of what other internet users will see (unless they use monitors that accidentally display exactly identically to yours), so what’s the point?


    Anyway the Soft Proof setting is not intended to be automatically applied, as far as I know, but only on invoking Proof Colors.

    It might be possible though to use File – Scripts – Scripts Event Manager to automatically invoke it on opening a file (Proof Colors could be inserted into an Action with Insert Menu Item and that Action linked to Open Document).

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    May 15, 2010 1:51 AM   in reply to nigelfreeney

    No Scripting necessary in this case.


    First create an Action to toggle Proof Colors with Insert Menu Item (but don’t forget to turn recording off):


    Add Proof Colors by selecting it in the Menu:


    With the Action ready go to File – Scripts – Script Events Manger and select the Action and link it to the Event Open Document:


    Subsequently opened Files should have Proof Colors active.

    Now if you want that to only apply to RGB- or L*a*b-images that would take an actual Script, I guess.


    Hope that helps.

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