So when I open my images I can edit them accurately.
What is this supposed to mean?
Which settings are you talking about specifically?
That’s about "Profile Mismatches" and turning that off may be beneficial when opening or batching a bunch of images but you should pay extra attention to the embedded profiles then.
Edit: And I would recommend sticking with "Preserve Embedded Profiles".
Right, but why is that coming up now when it never used to. What does that even mean?
What about the working spaces..and general settings?
What does it mean?
It makes a pretty clear statement, doesn’t it?
It comes up because your settings are that way.
You could uncheck "Profile Mismatches".
Oh ok, is that the only reason it comes up?
are the rest of my settings ok, from the 'working spaces' bit?..
If you turn the warning off you may unknowingly work on images that have another color space than you expect.
Which may not matter to you but there are cases when this can cause issues.
The recommended Working Spaces depend on the markets you work for.
sRGB is OK for web use, for professional photographic work it wild seem ill advised.
Gracol is relevant in North America as far as I know.
Right so I just wont know if there's an issue until it's too late then...
Ye ok, so I've changed it to adobe RGB- is that correct? Also why does it matter what country you're in. I live in England so I'm guessing I should change that!?
Sorry about all these questions, I'm so confused with it all.
Ye ok, so I've changed it to adobe RGB- is that correct?
No, there is no single "correct" setting.
Adobe RGB is OK for photographic work and output on high quality prints.
Also why does it matter what country you're in.
It’s not relevant where you are but where the images are going to be CMYK-printed.
There are various standards which generally have a certain geographic proliferation.
A printer in the US could also print according to FOGRA standards but they are not especially likely to, just as european printers are not likely to print according to the SWOP standard.
If you work in RGB you can naturally separate the images according to the case-to-case requirements (if you pass on separated images at all) but the working space is intended to reflect the most likely output.
Right I think I can see that now..so would I have to change my settings according to the printer or if its just for web then I'd put it as sRGB.
When you say adobe is ok..what would be better than that?
Right ok I see, thank you for clearing that up.
You can keep the Working Space whatever you like if you use the proper Color Space for the individual images and embed the profiles.