Please help. I've tried cleaning up doc, no errors present; I've tried saving a copy; i've tried saving, closing reopening indesign and exporting, still fails. What is going on. How can i even find what profiles are the issue?
Version 4 ICC profiles will generate the warning on export. It doesn‘t have an affect on color conversions so you can usually safely ignore the warning.
Thank you! Do you have any idea how to override failure and still export pdf? Doc will not export as it is now.
Usually that means there is a placed object causing the error. Try exporting the first half, then the second half and keep splitting the page range until you find the offending page.
For anyone still having trouble, this is how I was able to fix it:
- Close and open the InDesign file and save it under a new name. InDesign usually converts everything automatically when you open your document, but it's treated as a new and unsaved copy.
- When exporting, change the compression under Export>Compression>Monochrome Images>Compression to None.
This worked! thank you!
Just to go a little further on this problem and for anyone else who's experiencing it and finds this thread, the ICC Profile warning usually occurs when you have an RGB image placed in a CMYK document. Fortunately, in InDesign, you can choose to view an ICC Profile column in the Links Panel. Go to the Links panel, in the pull down menu, scroll down and select Panel Options... In the Panel Options pop up window, select ICC Profile under Show Column. In the same Panel Options window, you can also select Color Space. This will tell you if an image is CMYK or RGB without having to look at each image's Link Info. Hope this helps future troubleshooters.
You answered this awhile ago but THANK YOU!
You answered this awhile ago but THANK YOU!
hoping you can help.
I have followed these steps and identified which image is in rgb but even after deleting the image i am still unable to export the pfd? any ideas on whats wrong now or how to fix. it is still coming up with the same converted ICC version 4 profiles to version 2.
This... was so helpful, it's ridiculous!! THANK YOU!
I have the same problem-Looking at the colour column in the Links pannel it shows all my images seem to be RGB! So should I then make the document an RGb document which will then all convert to CMYK when exporting as Print Quality?
I just had this issue, and all of my images were RBG as well. When I looked at the ICC, one of them had a weird description - most said Document RGB, but one had sRGB and some other words. So, I export all of the pages before that page and they exported fine. I exported all of the pages after that page and they exported fine. Then I exported that 1 page and it gave me the error. I looked at that page and replace the image that I had on that page, and everything exported fine after that. So the solution above will still solve your problem by helping you find the page with the image causing the error.
Hi Celine, I always convert my images to CMYK (and 300 dpi, of course) TIF files for print in Photoshop before placing images into InDesign. This can be batch automated in Photoshop if you have a lot of images. I think it’s important to have individual image files converted to CMYK first and separately. I’ve always had excellent results this way using a variety of professional printers. Hope that is helpful!
I managed to fix this issue. To do it I located the problem page by exporting the first half, then the second half and kept splitting the page range until I found the offending page. I then deleted 1 image and exported the page again, and repeated this for each image, until I was able to export without error, meaning that last image I deleted was the problem. I'm not sure what caused the issue, many of my other images were in RGB, but this one was different. Anyhow, in photoshop I changed the image to a CMYK profile, and placed this back into the document. I then exported the whole document and had no more errors.
Hey I struggled with this for a bit. Went through the advice other people gave and still had issues. Some of my ICC desginations were just blank in my links panel so I couldn't figure out if those were tripping me up. Simplest solution for me was to go to export and when you get the dialog export box go to Output on the left hand side, you'll see an option for Color Conversion: click on the drop down box and select Convert to Destination. Hope this helps.
literally thank you so so much this just saved me so much sleep
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ERROR SOLVED. The color issue is from iPhone photos. When taking them into Photoshop and resaving them, in the last window when you save as psd, jpeg, etc. at the very bottom there's a check box that says "Embed Color Profile" and if it's checked "Display P3" it will generate that error in INDESIGN when exporting the pdf.
MsECD, Thank You. A god-send. How in the hell are we supposed to know all this stuff? How and why you know this stuff is mind baffeling... but I'm glad you do and were nice enough to share.
Out of curioisty, what does unchecking Display P3 do?
It saves the file with no RGB profile embedded, which you actually do not want to do. The better approach would be to open the iPhone image and do a convert to profile with the destination set to a large gamut RGB editing space like AdobeRGB and then save with the profile embedded.
Display P3 is a version 4 profile. You could also leave the Display P3 profile embedded and ignore the export warning