PHOTOSHOP CC 2015 - Convert to profile bug

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Ever since a recent update of PS (I'm unsure exactly which, but the bug is present in the Windows version of PS 2015.1.1), converting a document to the working RGB profiles results in the image showing no ICC profile (untagged RGB) in the status bar.

For example, lets say the RGB profile in Edit>Color Settings...>Working Spaces is set to Adobe RGB (1998), and an sRGB image is subsequently converted to Adobe RGB using Edit>Convert to Profile...>Destination Space>Profile>Working RGB - Adobe RGB (1998), then the status bar (if set to show the document profile) will show 'Untagged RGB' instead of 'Adobe RGB'.
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Ann Shelbourne

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The new profile does not get embedded until you re-Save the file.
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Luc Busquin

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No, it doesn't look like re-saving embeds the new profile. It still shows Untagged RGB after saving.
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Ann Shelbourne

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Try: Save; close; then re-open?

It is working for me — but I am on a Mac (running Yosemite) might be the difference?.
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Thanks Ann, but it's definitely buggy on my Windows system:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.1.1 20151209.r.327 2015/12/09:23:59:59 CL 1055659 x64
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
Version: 10 or greater
glgpu[0].GLName="NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760"
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I think I found what the problem was. After updating to 2015.1, the 'Color Management Policies' in Color Settings were somehow changed from 'Preserve Embedded Profiles' to 'Off', and apparently that causes the 'Convert to Profile' feature to not embed a profile...
So problem is solved!
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Ah, that would also explain why we haven't been able to reproduce this at all...
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Sorry about that Chris, I don't understand how it changed to off. It may have had nothing to do with the update and everything to do with the user. I occasionally go in Color Settings>Working Spaces>Monitor RGB to check what monitor profile is listed there and I may accidentally have gone into Settings>Monitor Colors instead, which causes the Color Management Policies to change to Off. (BTW, it would be great if the current monitor profile was display somewhere is that window without having to dig for it.)

Also, is it the intended behavior when off that 'convert to profile' embeds the new profile only if not the working space profile?

Again sorry for the trouble.
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The problem is that we would need to display a profile for each display, and most displays don't even have named profiles (just EDID downloaded profiles).

Not sure about the intended behavior - I'll have to check the code and notes.