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Just use the check box on the tool bar. Are you clicking the button "Create Proof Copy" That will give you an RGB or CMYK copy with the chosen profile and rendering intent.
Thanks 99jon for your suggestions! After spending some time on the phone with Adobe tech support today I think I'm slowly realizing that this isn't much of an issue (if at all) for anyone else, and I probably need to just re-install LR. Not exactly what I want to do, but it beats having all of these virtual "proof" copies floating around! I'm pretty sure I read an article magazine that used to be called "Photoshop User" about being able to turn off the auto-create function for proof copies anytime an edit is made to the original. At the very least it should be asking if I want to create a proof copy or edit the original.
side note: I'd be very interested to know if/how anyone finds the proof copies useful to their workflow. To me the beauty of a non-destructive editing tool like LR is that it doesn't require you to have a bunch of copies, but then again I usually prefer the long way around the barn! Knowing how someone else uses it might just help it make more sense to me!
Thanks any and all!
Virtual copies are not physical copies on your hard drive. They are simply stored as small amounts of metadata in the catalog.
"To me the beauty of a non-destructive editing tool like LR is that it doesn't require you to have a bunch of copies,"
Absolutely. That's why you need Virtual Copies. What if you want to soft proof and adjust the same image for a glossy paper (wide gamut, deep blacks), matte paper (narrower gamut, blah blacks), a black & white version, and an sRGB version for the web? Four VCs and you are covered - four sets of edit data in the catalog, each one adding around 25 KB and one photo file on disc.
In the past LR asked if I wanted to create a proof copy or if I wanted to edit the original image. Now it automatically just creates a new proof copy every time click soft proofing and making any changes in the develop mode.
To restore the Soft Proof copy dialog popup reset LR's Warning Dialogs as shown below and then Restart LR to apply the change.
Keep in mind if you choose 'Make This a Proof' the setting changes you make will be applied to the original file. You will lose your original file settings, which is why it's best to use a virtual copy. When done simply hit the Delete key to remove the soft proof copy if no longer needed.
Justin Klinksick wrote:
In the past LR asked if I wanted to create a proof copy or if I wanted to edit the original image. Now it automatically just creates a new proof copy every time click soft proofing and making any changes in the develop mode. Creating multiple proof copies is wreaking havoc on my work flow and I'm pretty sure I've been able to turn this feature off in the past, I just can't remember how I did it. Any help out there?
IF you invoke soft proofing AND try to edit the image, it's an output specific edit and should be contained in a Proof Copy (Virtual Copy). You're creating an edit for that one printer, paper, rendering intent combo so this design makes a lot of sense. If you're not interested in making output specific edits, there's little reason to be using a soft proof then applying an edit based on that preview. You can do this as other's have stated but beware!
THANK YOU !!! That was making me nuts and I did not know how to turn it off