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IND CS 6: Duplicating images makes them look "lighter"?

Aug 16, 2012 9:04 AM

Tags: #problem #indesign #images #print #cs6

Hello

 

ever since updating to CS6 my Indesign behaves strangely when handling pictures:

 

Once I duplicate a picture, it seems to loose some of it's saturation, thereby noticably looking "lighter".

This happens with copy/cut paste and alt+drag as well.

 

Re-embedding the pictures helps, but with 500+ pictures in a document, this is rather painful.

Unfortunately, the phenomenon persists all the way into the final pdf I export for printing.

 

I tested with both CMYK and RGB Jpgs, Psd & Tifs, with Effects (Multiply) on them and without, the same behavior everywhere.

Here's a screenshot of a duplicated image on top of the original:

Bildschirmfoto 2012-08-16 um 18.01.44.png

 

I really don't know what it could be, any ideas?

 

My System is a 15" MacBook Pro with the latest version of Lion running (no Mouintain Lion), and the CS6 is up to date.

 

Thanks a lot for any input!

 

Best

L

 
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    Aug 16, 2012 11:40 AM   in reply to ltz31

    Please show us a shot withteh lighter image selected and the Effects panel open and showing.

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 5:25 AM   in reply to ltz31

    Nothing odd there. Is the white background part of the image, or fill on the frame?

     

    What is the transparency blending space set to?

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to ltz31

    Does it look different in Overprint Preview?

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:40 AM   in reply to ltz31

    ltz1 please, write more about your:

    preferences>clipboard handling

    view >proof colors

    and edit>color settings

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 6:57 AM   in reply to ltz31

    You said "embedded" in the very first post. Is that really true? How do these images get into ID to start, and then what are you doing?

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:06 AM   in reply to ltz31

    Is it resticted to this file, or does it happen in a new file?

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 7:07 AM   in reply to ltz31

    First of all try to reboot .

    Next try to go  to Bridge and synchronize your Creative Suite Color Settings.

     

    What is going on when you duplicate your lighter image?  It it the same or more lighter?

     
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:49 AM   in reply to ltz31

    Try exporting to .idml. See Remove minor corruption by exporting

     

    If you haven't done a lot of editing, it will be more effective, most likely, to export from CS5.5 if you can.

     
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    Aug 22, 2013 9:19 PM   in reply to ltz31

    It's a color profile mismatch. It happened to me too when I created a file in 5.5, but then had to go to a machine with only 5.

     

    To stop it from happening, go to edit > color settings and click advanced mode. You'll now get the option under Color Management Policies to select 'Preserve Embedded Profiles' for both RGB and CMYK. Doing that should fix it.

     
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    Aug 23, 2013 8:20 AM   in reply to shuffleupagus

    If only that were the problem. In this case it's the same image in the same file, so the color management settings affect them both identically

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 3:02 AM   in reply to ltz31

    Did you ever resolve this? I have the same problem. When I duplicate/copy an image in CS6 (legacy file) the colour changes. Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 10.43.30.png

    No problems with new files.

     

    Any help appreciated. Thanks.

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 7:48 AM   in reply to Kit Lebone

    Interesting. I also use CS6 and don't have this effect. Tried "Duplicate" function and dragging with Alt key pressed. No change.

    Perhaps this is due to my document's transparency is CMYK and the images/photos are also. But even if I place a RGB photo, duplicating does not change anything.

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 8:06 AM   in reply to Doc Maik

    I managed to resolve this (I think!). It was to do with 'Colour Settings' in the 'Edit Menu'. I switched my 'Colour Management Polices' to 'Preserve Embedded Profiles' and clicked 'Profile Mismatches' to 'Ask When Opening'.

     
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