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Photoshop 2022 Importing 100% K to RGB Black

Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Exactly as my title says.  When I import a CMYK PDF into the newest version of Photoshop, it is converting areas of 100% K to the RGB equivalent of black.

 

First image is file open in Acrobat DC — As you can see, it clearly has areas of 100% K.

 

Second image is the file after importing to Photoshop — Eyedropper +1 showing the "RGB" black equivalent in CMYK.

 

Photoshop should be maintaining 100% K values, but it is not.

 

My CMYK color setting is the standard SWOP.  I am importing the file as CMYK.

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Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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When you open the CMYK file in Photoshop, is it opening AS a CMYK file? Or RGB? Please clarify the method you're using to fulfill the term "import".

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 16, 2021

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That generally happens when there is a CMYK to CMYK profile conversion.

 

Check all your settings again to make sure the original CMYK profile is preserved all the way. I just tested here, and 0-0-0-100 remains 0-0-0-100 when opening a CMYK PDF.

 

Color management policies should be set to "preserve embedded profiles", and then the embedded profile will always override the working space.

 

 

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Please post meaningful screenshots, those are clipped to exclude relevant UI elements. 

 

Can you provide the pdf? 

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