I have "Ask When Pasting" checked in Color Settings, but I just realized that images are being converted without asking. Is this a bug in CS6?
If not maybe there is something wrong with my preferences?
I have to rebuild a document because the base image was an FPO in sRGB that I forgot to convert to my CMYK space. Usually I would be asked if I want to convert when I drag a new layer over which would catch my mistake.
I tried resetting the dialog by going to Prefences>General>Reset all warning dialogs, which didn't fix it. Howerver, I'm not sure that the reset in Gereral Preferences also affects the Color Settings preferences.
I also tried closing PS and throwing out Color Settings.csf from my User Preferences. This didn't fix it either. I've never had Color Settings go bad, so I'm not 100% sure this is the right file to remove.
Can anyone confirm that this works correctly with their copy of CS6? I first saw this when my base document was in sRGB and the layer I dragged over was in "Web Coated SWOP 2006 Grade 3 Paper". I just tried it in the opposite direction with the same results.
Photoshop CS6 Extended, Version 13.0 x64. Mac OS10.7.4. 17" MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz Quad Core i7, 16GB ram.
Message was edited by: Ric Cohn
"I believe that only works between color profiles and not different color modes."
I checked and you are right in that this is how PS CS6 is working. It is only giving a warning when both files are in the same color mode, but have different profiles.
However, PS never worked this way before.
Either this is a bug or a very bad change.
"I only have CS6 available right now."
Yeah, my bad. I just tested in CS3. I guess I never thought about how weird this is. I get a warning going from CMYK 16 bit to RGB 8 bit, etc., but not between all profiles? Since when is 16 bit more of a profile than an embedded profile?
I guess this is just a long standing behavior that as far as I can see is inconsistent and bad.
"Profile Mismatches - Ask When Pasting: When enabled, you will be notified whenever color profile mismatches occur as colors are imported into a document..."
Profiles of different Modes are mismatched. So the warning should appear if checked.
It could probably even be legitimately called a bug...
By the way, dragging an image from Finder/Explorer/Bridge/etc. to an image in Photoshop is probably somewhat like a "File Open" operation as well as a paste. But I assume all the boxes are checked (that's the way I keep 'em as well).
The dialog has two functions in this case - a warning, and a choice.
The dialog for a color mode conversion could just be a warning without the choice. The preference does mention being given the choice, but I think the key thing here is the warning. It's not like we don't have a way to avoid the warning (by unchecking the preference). The wording could be changed slightly in the Color Settings description to handle the possibility that you won't be asked - it's kind of silly to think the warning could be suppressed because it's not possible to ask the user to maintain the color numbers.
An example rewording:
Profile Mismatches - Ask When Pasting: When enabled, you will be notified whenever color profile mismatches occur as colors are imported into a document (via pasting, drag-and-drop, etc.0), and (where appropriate) given the option to override the policy's default mismatch behavior.
To me is seems a legitimate choice that Color Mode mismatches »trump« Profile Mismatches and are therefore treated differently. (Whether that was indeed the original intention would be an interesting question.)
If a change should be implemented at the very least I think we should be able to turn off warnings for profile-mismatches in the same Mode and warnings for Mode mismatches separately.