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Rachel Anning
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Illustrator CS6 color mode default CMYK opening CS5 files as RGB

Oct 25, 2012 3:36 PM

Tags: #illustrator #color #cmyk #rgb #mode #colour #default #cs6



Having a bit of trouble as Illustrator CS6 (that I've set to a default color mode of CMYK) is opening CS5 CMYK files as RGB color profile. I don't get a choice. And so it is messing with my color palettes when I convert back to a CMYK color profile.


Can anyone help? I can't find any answers when I search.


Any assistance appreciated. It's potentially going to kill a lot of time if I can't fix this.



  • Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 25, 2012 6:54 PM   in reply to Rachel Anning

    Hi Rachel,


    You can not set a default color mode to make Illustrator open all files in a certain color mode. A file opens in the mode it was saved.

    What makes you think that the CS5 files that open as RGB were CMYK and not RGB?

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