Actually the PS error message is spot on: The profile is invalid, probably because some not so smart person assigned a monitor profile. Such files would wreak havok in any professional app. Of course AE should trigger a warning, but thgat's really the only issue I see here. For al lintents and purposes what would anyone do with a file that has been mistreated so badly without converting it first?
because some not so smart person assigned a monitor profile.
Now Mylenium, let's give this person the benefit of the doubt. They may just be inexperienced as opposed to "not so smart".
Such files would wreak havok in any professional app.
"Wreak Havok"? AE did not wreak havok, in fact, in wreaked nothing.
what would anyone do with a file that has been mistreated so badly without converting it first?
AE is a powerful app with scripting capabilities, as you are aware. In some cases scripts bring in raw footage items to be applied to some type of operation within AE. The details of the raw footage items are many times unknown by the author of the script. Of course, in an ideal world, Mylenium, a human would go through the arduous task of converting the file just so that AE can import it automatically, but not a computer running a script. Just thought it would be useful for AE to throw an error in the event that it couldn't do something it should--and yes, that is the only issue here.
Thank you for taking the time to reply.
After Effects likes plain RGB .jpg files and I have seen CS6 give the following error message when it doesn't like the type of .jpg you're trying to import:
However, if you would like to see more detailed messages in future versions of After Effects, you can file a feature request here: http://www.adobe.com/go/wish . More on how to give feedback: http://bit.ly/93d6NF