Bridge: Color Management Not Working Correctly with 2 Displays

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At work I am using two calibrated monitors connected to a Mac Pro. One of the monitors is a hardware calibrated wide-gamut NEC Spectraview, the other one is a software calibrated Apple Cinema Display.

It seems like Adobe products only ever display correct colors for the one monitor that happens to be the main monitor. When “Displays have separate Spaces” is off in the system preferences, it is the monitor that has the menu bar. When that setting is on, it is the monitor that was active while the application launched.

The main monitor always seems to display proper colors, while the secondary monitor shows exaggerated colors. It seems to me, like the applications only ever read the profile for the main monitor.

I have noticed this behavior with Bridge and After Effects. I am not entirely sure about Photoshop, since I only ever use it on the wide gamut monitor, but it seems like it does NOT have the issue. I do not use any other Adobe applications.

I had noticed this behavior back in Snow Leopard while using CS5 and CS6, but I never said anything, because I was using an outdated system. I was now moved to a new Mac with the most current version of Mavericks and the most current Creative Cloud versions of these apps and it seems like the issue remains.
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Bernd Borowska

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