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What causes this? (RGB/8/CMYK) to come up in some images only?

Enthusiast ,
Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012

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Hello,

In the title bar of an image, it tells you its color mode and bit mode. Sometimes, the monitor profile shows up as well, in this case CMYK, which is always checked in my machine.

But, if that is the case, what causes some RGB images to show that entire line and what causes it to sometimes just read (RGB/8)?

thanks

babs

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Community Expert , Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012

Hello, Babs!

You activated the proof colors switch (CMD+Y) for the images with two color modes in their tab.

Do it again to disable it, or you can go to the menu View>Proof Color to uncheck.

More info: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/proofing-colors.html

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Community Expert ,
Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012

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Hello, Babs!

You activated the proof colors switch (CMD+Y) for the images with two color modes in their tab.

Do it again to disable it, or you can go to the menu View>Proof Color to uncheck.

More info: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/proofing-colors.html

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012

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Hello...

thanks!!!!!

babs

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New Here ,
Nov 10, 2018 Nov 10, 2018

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how to deactive this option

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Community Expert ,
Nov 10, 2018 Nov 10, 2018

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Toggle View>Proof Colors so it is not checked

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Community Expert ,
Nov 10, 2018 Nov 10, 2018

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....or ctrl + Y.

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2022 Sep 30, 2022

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You're an angel! I just had this problem and I found the answer pretty easily here. Thanks! I won't be forgetting this one anytime soon! Cheers! 

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You are very welcome, I'm sure you can pay it forward, by helping someone else, you'll see, one can learn a lot along the way!

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Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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thanks!!!!!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020

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Been using Photoshop for decades and have never encountered this, even accidentally. Thanks!

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Community Expert ,
May 22, 2020 May 22, 2020

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This function lets you see how the image would look for instance in CYMK, while working in RGB, with all filters available.

It is also useful to check the values when painting, if you setup a greyscale preview.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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scrolled down to thank you for your answer, only to see that I had already done so a year ago! hah! maybe this time it will stick

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New Here ,
Jan 20, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

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It's by accident most often where I work. In a production environment, people will accidently hit +Y instead of +U (for hue/saturation).

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