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How to resolve 'unsupported colour space' for packaging a psd

Engaged ,
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016

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I have a large PSD with dozens of linked and Embedded smart objects, when I try to package it I get

"Could not package the document ‘(aw).psd’ because a color was specified using an unsupported color space."

Seeing as Photoshop gives me no clue on what and were this 'unsupported colour space' is, how do I resolve this?

(PS CC 2015.5.1 MacOS 10.11)

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Community Expert , Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016

An easier option would be to sort your linked smart objects and then rasterize them for the "packaged" version (do not save over the original linked PSD). That should convert them all to your current working color space.

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Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016

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Seeing as Photoshop gives me no clue on what and were this 'unsupported colour space' is, how do I resolve this?

Trial and error, remove SOs and try to package to figure out which one/s cause the problems, then give those a closer look.

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Engaged ,
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016

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Does this apply to only the linked files, or any other smart objects embedded with the file?

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Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016

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An easier option would be to sort your linked smart objects and then rasterize them for the "packaged" version (do not save over the original linked PSD). That should convert them all to your current working color space.

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Jan 01, 2024 Jan 01, 2024

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Thank you, This sloved my problem, Because the link is missing.👍

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Aug 24, 2016 Aug 24, 2016

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Some bitmap compressed -TIFF files gave me similar error messages at the time. I needed to open them in a third party program (Microsoft Office Imaging) and saved under a new format.

For the rest: use c.pfaffenbichler​ advice. You can remove half of the objects and try. If it works the troublemaker is in the removed package. Else it's in the remaining package and remove again half of the remaining.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 21, 2016 Dec 21, 2016

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Are your Smart Objects saved as .eps files? I found I was getting the same message. I figured out that PS doesn't like .ai files so I resaved them as .eps files and hey presto, I'm packaging like I've never packaged before and I can keep my SO's as SO's without having to rasterize them. Good luck.

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Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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Perfect solution, thank you!

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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It works! Thank you!!!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2017 Oct 26, 2017

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I had this same issue too. Not sure if this will work for everyone but I saved my finished file as .tiff (with layers) then tried to package it again and it packaged the working file as is. Maybe this will help some others too, hopefully anyway.

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Feb 13, 2018 Feb 13, 2018

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This is an excellent solution! Thank you so much! The TIF export worked perfectly.

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Jul 26, 2018 Jul 26, 2018

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I think I've figured it out. If you double click the linked object icon which will open the object in Photoshop.

Then go to Edit >>> Assign profile, and change the colour profile to Working RGB/sRGB (This might change the colour of the image but you can just add adjustment layers to fix it in). Then it should allow you to package.

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Jul 26, 2018 Jul 26, 2018

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Don't assign! That will change the colors. Convert to the master document's color profile to maintain color appearance.

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Jul 26, 2018 Jul 26, 2018

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It did change the colour. How do you Convert to the master document's color profile?

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Jul 26, 2018 Jul 26, 2018

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Edit > Convert to Profile

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Jul 26, 2018 Jul 26, 2018

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Edit > convert to profile. That's the standard way.

It doesn't necessarily have to be the master document's profile, but at least a standard one such as sRGB, Adobe RGB or ProPhoto.

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Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2019

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I had this problem with a file. Turns out it was a linked "Bitmap" file (as in a 1-color .tiff file created in Photoshop, not the .bmp you would create in Windows Paint or something) that was creating the issue. Once I deleted it PS let me package the file.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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This is Photoshop bug. I solved it in following funny method:
- embedded all linked files (Object / Smart object / Embed all linked)

- undo

- retried packaging => success.

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Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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I can not edit my original message, so I need to add new info in another. I could not repeat my succesful steps above to avoid the problem another time. I'll try to later and add here new info as soon as get lucky.

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