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Fri, Mar 25, 2011 6:15 PM

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Where did the "No Color Management" option go for printing in Photoshop CS5?

I need to be able to print targets without color management applied.

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10 years ago

The option for No Color Management is was removed from the Color Handling pop-up menu in the Photoshop CS5 Print dialog box. (A decision Adobe worked closely with OS and printer manufactures on)

The preferred way to print your targets without color management is by using the Adobe® Color Printer Utility.

The Adobe® Color Printer Utility application and instructions can be found in this knowledge base document:

No Color Management option missing | Printing | Photoshop CS5

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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8 years ago

Why did Adobe get rid of the 'No Color Management' option for printing? In earlier versions I used this for printing digital negatives to transparency film. There is a workaround and you have provided a utility "fix" but it only works on TIF files. Please add this back in to future versions, and maybe consider a fix to the current CS5.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add back the 'No Color Management' option for printing.

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8 years ago

Adobe® Color Printer Utility is to print targets.

I also need the 'No Color Management' option for my work flow.

Please add it back.

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8 years ago

yes, I too use the no color option for printing, and it was a poor decision on adobe's part to remove it

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See the official answer. It wasn't solely Adobe's decision. It was decision made in conjunction with OS and printer manufactures.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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I have seen that, but unfortunately ACPU is not a solid product as far as I could see when I used it. It can only handle TIFF, but one could live with this. It dies depending on the profile used in the TIFF!! The images it prints do not respect the size specified!! Not ideal.

It clearly needs to be fixed, but... the product is the version 1.0 dating back 2010. Not what you can expect from a maintained product.

It does not do the job, at least for me.

"No color management" was a useful option for those who knew what they are doing and I wish Adobe did not take it out.

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It hasn't been updated because nobody has reported bugs against the utility. Without any complaints or bug reports, we have to assume that it is working.

And again, we didn't have a whole lot of choice.

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Chris, would this be the place for people to report bugs? If not here, where?

I don't begin to understand the reasoning and reasons behind the decision to remove this feature, so I make the following comments with some hesitancy:

First, I've heard of a number of complaints about the APCU and I'm not that frequent a visitor to this web site: that it has trouble with specified sizes, that it doesn't render color correctly, that it only supports TIFF. I'm sure if someone from Adobe was digging, they could find more.

Second, I understand that Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, maybe others have a working group to work through such issues, and it seems odd that this is the only option they came up with. I can think of a few others offhand: to allow the no color management (NCM) printing option in the PC version of Photoshop (since you now have to by versions depending on your OS), or to change the Apple OS to allow it.

Also the explanation for why the NCM option was removed strikes me as a bit odd: that Apple OS won't allow an NCM option; PCs do, but don't recommend it. The last time I checked my PC didn't have a built-in "Bartleby, the Scrivener" option: "I can print this, but I would prefer not to." It either works or it doesn't.

Finally, a second reason why this feature was removed goes something like: "the NCM option was just too confusing for people." I hope this isn't the real reason why the feature was removed because it's a bunch of whooie. First, inkjet printing is already confusing, especially if you're really wanting to use it professionally, and If it was so confusing they could have 'hidden' the feature under an advanced menu or something, instead of getting rid of it.

That's it for now. Best, David

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Yes, this forum would be one place to report bugs (but you need to create a new topic and be specific).

And that's the first I've heard of problems with ACPU. (note that it does not render color at all, so it can't be incorrect)

Both MacOS and Windows have serious problems trying to do No Color Management. Neither company really wants to offer the option at all. And when you work with them on the APIs, you'd understand "doesn't want to".

No, it was removed because the OS vendors made it impossible to incredibly difficult to make it work at all. Again, it wasn't really removed by choice.