Bridge CS5.1 – strange color management behavior (OS X)

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Hi,

Two color management problems I've encountered in Bridge:

1.) As for JPGs and TIFFs _without_ an embedded ICC profile, Bridge seems to assign sRGB, which is perfectly fine. However, this doesn't work for PSD files...Bridge doesn't apply display color management to untagged PSD files at all.

2.) Bridge seems to convert images _with_ an embedded ICC profile to sRGB prior to converting to the monitor color space.
Source profile --> sRGB --> Display profile
This is a very unusual behavior in my opinion and as a result, the display of images with saturated colors differs from photoshop (which converts directly from source profile to display profile).

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3.) In contrast to PS, Bridge doesn't seem to color manage the gray image background. I often switch back and forth between BR and PS and the eyes have to adapt to different gray tones every time (Bridge gray for example is little bit bluish in my case)...
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Lia Cecaci

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I am having a similar problem -

This problem started today - we are batching out our .cr2 files into .jpgs using the image processor ( through bridge ) and our newly made .jpgs show up in bridge as 'untagged' color profile metadata. Making our images color way off. If I open this untagged .jpg in Photoshop it looks fine. Is this a bridge preview issue or a Photoshop issue?

We have 5 machines at our studio and this problem started today ( 2/9/2012 ) on all of our machines.
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@Lia Cecaci
Did you check "Include ICC Profile" in the image processor? If not, you will get untagged images and Bridge will display them with sRGB as source profile, while Photoshop by default assigns the working color space set in the color settings...
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Lia Cecaci

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AHH! That's it! But the crazy thing is how did it get un-ckecked on ALL of our machines? Studio ghost...

Thank-You so much!