Photoshop Elements: Print - More options - Color management options are missing

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Been happily using Elements 8 since release but now when I open 'Print - More Options- Color Management' I only get 1 drop down box for 'Print Space'. Where have all the other drop boxes for 'Elements Manages Colors' etc. What have I done.
All workflow ( camera etc) A RGB. I know its me, but what have I done. Can't sleep .... please help.

David
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So some of the option drop downs are missing, or is the list of options within a given drop down missing?

Could you display a screen shot?
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Which application are you using - Organizer or Editor?

Please attach the screenshot of 'Color Management' dialog and dropdown entries for both Organizer and Editor.

- Ankur
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Thanks all. Screen shots attached. Though now even more confused as this time printing from Organiser still gave no drop down options BUT printing from Editor did. 1st time this has happened in about 30 attempts to sort problem. Strange though that for the picture which prints with all the option boxes available my color space lists as SRGB when it is set to A RGB. ie It is set to 'Optimise for Printing - Adobe RGB'. Camera etc all A RGB too.
Also 'snowchair' shot on Printscreen image, when printed via Editor comes up with all 'Color Management' options but also lists as SRGB. Other pictures still come up with no 'Color Managemnet' options regardless of whether they are printed via Organiser or editor.

Could this be some form of 'color Space', or save as (color space/ JPG etc) issue, as it doesn't seem realted to where I print from. All thoughts appreciated as confusion is building.

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A quick PS to the 'Color Managemnt' issue. . I have 2 'copies' of my printer listed for selection. Copy 2 works. Copy 1 doesn't but on the odd occasssion I get all the 'Color Management' options up and I try to set my Printer to 'Copy 2' it defaults back to 'Copy 1'. If I print a picture where all the 'Color Management' do not appear it prints fine but obviously colors are off. All these problems seem to be related but how?
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You are seeing exactly what you are supposed to see. The Organizer hasn't included extra color management options in the past.

Printing from the Organizer is meant for printing multiple images at once. It doesn't really support a color managed workflow (as the Organizer itself doesn't not support color management). It also has limitations on the maximum DPI.

For high quality, color managed, prints you should always work from the Editor.
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Thanks ..guess I must have changed practice and not noticed. Thanks all for help.