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Community Beginner ,
Feb 25, 2019 Feb 25, 2019

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An error message appears every time I open files "your current color settings honor CMYK profiles in linked content but profiles were set to be ignored when this document was created." Is there a setting or something I can adjust to make this window stop popping up every time I open files?

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LEGEND ,
Feb 25, 2019 Feb 25, 2019

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There's usually a "Don't show the message again" checkbox. I take it this message does not have one?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 25, 2019 Feb 25, 2019

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set up your color management accordingly.

Did you create these documents or did someone else?

if someone else ask them about how they want color management

it‘s a good thing Illustrator shows these warnings, because surrely you don‚t want to mess up color

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2019 Feb 26, 2019

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I work in a company and all of the files are on a company server.  I do not know how to fix the color management.  There is not a checkbox to avoid seeing the message again.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2019 Feb 26, 2019

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Setup of color management depends on a lot of variables related to your production workflow and even your location.

So please have the experts in your company set it up for you.

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Enthusiast ,
Feb 26, 2019 Feb 26, 2019

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This happens when people work in differing color spaces like CMYK vs. RGB, and there are even micro-levels like different gamuts of RGB or CMYK. So Monika is right, you may want to check before making a gross change to workflow incase any of those files are supposed to be in a specific space and your machine isn't set that way. However, if you are confident this isn't an issue you can go to EDIT > COLOR SETTINGS and change some properties here for your machine. At the bottom you can see it shows Checkbox for Profile Mismatches and to "Ask When Opening", etc... if you uncheck these the problem should go away.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2019 Feb 26, 2019

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Thos boxes are already unchecked.  The message keeps coming up.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2019 Feb 26, 2019

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It's this setting that has been set up differently by the creator of the file.

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And in order to not mess up the colors of the artwork, you will need to check and double check what was intended.

Please learn about color management. It has been there for 20 years. It won't go away. And check the file and your settings with your supervisor and with the client.

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Explorer ,
Jul 17, 2022 Jul 17, 2022

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A solution that may work (seems to work for me):

- Go to "Edit > Color Settings".

- Set "CMYK" to "Preserve Embedded Profiles".

- Open your document (the one that provoke the warning).

- The warning will appear ("WARNING: Your current color settings honor CMYK profiles in linked content but profiles were set to be ignored when this document was created.").

- Click "Continue".

- Add a modification to the document (like adding and then removing a shape).

- Save the document (using either "File > Save as > Illustrator file" or "File > Save").

- Reopen the document.

- The warning (may) have disappeared.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 17, 2022 Jul 17, 2022

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- Set "CMYK" to "Preserve Embedded Profiles".

 

By @Jybe Design

 

That setting may lead to CMYK to CMYK conversions turning 100K to muddy black, which is something you might or might not want.

 

It's very risky to change to this setting for the sole purpose of getting rid of a warning that doesn't do any harm to your file.

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Explorer ,
Jul 17, 2022 Jul 17, 2022

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Thank you for your feedback. Do you think choose one of the 3 others option whould be better? (because I need to choose one anyway)
1) Off
2) Preserve Numbers (Ignore Linked Profiles)

3) Convert to Working Space

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Jul 17, 2022 Jul 17, 2022

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For vector content "Preserve numbers" is the best choice, because CMYK vector content most of the time cannot be handled by the ICC based conversion workflows. Converting colors based on ICC profiles will make a mess of your colors most of the time.

For raster artwork (and this also affects raster images placed into your vector files) you sometimes need to do profile based CMYK to CMYK conversions.

 

I have mine set to Preserve numbers. YMMV.

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