Can't save a transparent png with an sRGB profile using PS 2018

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Photoshop 2018 will not save a transparent .png with and attached sRGB profile.  The Export Feature will allow it, but changes my 300ppi files to 72ppi.  I have a workflow that requires saving transparent pngs at both high and low res, and they need to have a transparent background and an sRGB profile attached.  Without the attached profile they do not display properly in Photoshop if set to a working space other than sRGB.   I am now back to PS 2017 until I can find a solution or Adobe fixes 2018 to have pngs save sRGB file with profiles.     Any thoughts from anyone on a workaround???
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Erik Heyninck

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I can confirm this: a 300 ppi file with transparance that is exported as a png is changed in a 72ppi one.

This said: I don't know what your intentions are to use 300 dpi with transparant png's but, if you re-open the file, set to 300dpi and save again, the 300 dpi is kept.
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Erik, thank you for the quick reply.    

I did try opening the exported file (with profile), changing to 300ppi, and then re-saving.  The 300ppi sticks, but the sRGB profile is then stripped out.   I can't seem to save a high-res 300ppi transparent png with and attached sRGB profile.

I have a client that requires me to deliver high-res (300ppi) transparent pngs and low res (72ppi) pngs.  As to why they want high res pngs, I've never gotten a clear answer, but all images have transparent backgrounds, and this delivery is what works for them.  I can do it in previous versions of PS, but not either version of 2018.

I understand that a png is normally meant for the web, and an sRGB is assumed, but if this file with no profile is viewed in a non sRGB workspace, they no longer display the correct colors.  

Thanks again for the response and your thoughts.
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Do you have CC2018.1.0 or CC2018.1.1 ?
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Kirkman Amyx

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Yes, I tried both.  Thanks.
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> I have a client that requires me to deliver high-res (300ppi) transparent pngs and low res (72ppi) pngs.  As to why they want high res pngs, I've never gotten a clear answer, but all images have transparent backgrounds, and this delivery is what works for them.  >

This issue has been reported and confirmed here earlier. It's still not fixed, but they are aware of it. If it makes you feel any better to know you're not alone. . .

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop-cc-2018-generate-image-assets-doesn...
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Cristen, thanks for letting me know.   Yes, I feel better knowing that it's a known issue and hopefully will be addressed with a future update.  I'll keep my PS 2017 installed until then.   I appreciated your response.