I can't seem to find any info on this issue.
We have Macs running OS X 10.6.8 and 10.8.1 and all having an issue with Illustrator CS6 .ai and .pdf previews in the finder and quick look that have spot colours (like pantone). It displays all the spot colours as black and white.
If the file is saved at .eps then it displays properly in finder and quick look.
Is there a fix for this or is this a bug?
Opening the PDF made in illustrator with Preview or Acrobat X Reader or Acrobat X Professional displays it properly.
Other PDF from Word or InDesign look fine in Quick Look and the Finder preview (thumbnail).
It only happens with .ai and .pdf from Illustrator CS6 when you use spot colours (Pantone).
If you use CMYK or RGB process colours then it's fine.
No, I'm not seeing any issues with .ai files creating from Illustrator CS6 containing Spot Colors (Pantone Plus) - the display is showing the same colors as in the document in both Quick Look and Finder Previews.
The pdf file from Illustrator does show the colors as black but that happens with pdfs from InDesign CS6 too. That may be as designed.
I'm on 10.6.8
Nope. Defaults don't work. You still have to change the colour conversion. No conversion still leaves the same results when saving as PDF in the 'save as' for Illustrator.
I believe it's the default LAB colour break down of Pantone+ that causing the issue with OS X not seeing the true colour. My guess is that it has to be RGB or CMYK to display with colorsync and not LAB.
X-4 doesn't work for me either. And it doesn't depend on color space actually. But 'Press Quality' preset works fine! Now trying to figure out the exact option, which is making PDF look normally.
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