as of yesterday i have been recieveing an alert when i try to move a jpeg into a new photoshop doc stating that my target document has a different depth than my source document and will (which it definiately does) result in lower than expected quality. i have no idea how to fix this. please help.
Photoshop specs: CS6; RGB; 16 bit; Res 300 pixels/inches; size: letter; (advanced setting - don't know what these are) color profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1; Pixel aspect ratio: square pixels
don't know if i accidentally messed with something i shouldn't have or what. any help is appreciated. thank you in advance.
It's just warning you that quality might be reduced because you are working with documents at different depths.
There is nothing to fix - just something you need to know about, so it is warning you.
There's GOT to be something to fix. I've been getting that message all night -- when I say "yes" and then try to SAVE the document, it won't give me the option to "save for web."
I started completely from scratch, and still got the error window, and it still wouldn't let me "save for web."
So -- let's begin again -- what needs to be fixed?
Were you able to find a solution on this issue? I'm having the same problem. Thx. ~ Cyn
That message is just a warning - there is nothing to fix because it is not an error.
The fact that you can't save for web probably means your color mode is not RGB, or the depth of your image is not 8 bits/channel.
Yep. I checked that. The color mode was, indeed, set to RGB. Any other ideas?
Check the depth.
Ah... Will do so in the morning.
It means that one of your files was created with higher resolution than the other and its giving you a warning that you might lose data. So look at your image size were you can see your resolution and you will see what file was created with different resolution.
Today I had exact same problem. Thanks to this thread, I know now what Adobe meant by depth. ie BIT
Realised source is 16 bit and my target is 8 bit.
How do I change the source back to 8 bit?
ah its ok, I found out how to change the source.
Image/Mode then select 16 bit or 8 bits/channel
So should all images be 8 bit or 16 bit?
Something must have changed accidently somewhere, as I have never had this problem before.
yes, the problem is w the depth channel...
if the new doc is 16 bits, the image your pasting must be 16 bits
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It because one is set to 8 bit and the other either 16 or 32 I got the same.
Had the same problem, changed the image depth on the 8 bit image to 16 bit via Zukisox's method, then put the newly 16 bit image into the other 16 bit file. Worked great.
It's because the depth of the document is different from something which you are trying to import in it.
In simple language, you have to match the colour mode bit, Try changing the setting to lower and higher until you don't get this warning. I hope this will help you.
Does not work on mine...
wonder where is the problem now...
Again, there is no "problem". This is just information to you, the user, and you need to decide whether to act on this information or not.
If you don't know what bit depth is, look it up.
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That's exactly what the message is telling you. 8 bit and 16 bits are "depth". So if your depth is indeed not the same, a pro needs to know this because of a loss of quality. There are no 16 bit JPEGs, so if you try to bring a JPEG into a 16 bit image you can expect a warning.