Photoshop CC: Not saving print settings

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Photoshop CC does not save print settings > color/intensity > manual > color correction > none for Canon iP4300. Windows 10 Pro, everything at the latest version. Lightroom CC does save print settings correctly.
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Gall Anonim

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It seems that this is "improvement" in PS CC making printing really annoying. Print settings are now document dependent and stored with particular document. Unfortunately when you print a lot of (new) photos e.g. from your camera, you are forced to set printer / color management options to each photo separately which makes printing not useful.  There are two solutions:

1.    Use another application to print your job like ACDSee Pro or LIghtroom which can remember settings among your jobs. The Photoshop can be called now “printing incompatible application” or “incidental printing application”.

2.    You can also use a workaround. First disable under W10 automatic switching your default printer. This option can be found under “printers and scanners”
https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/62508/windows-10-tip-disable-automatic-default-printer-management
From now, the Photoshop will remember all printer settings among all newly opened documents. Disadvantage is that, when you print something using another printer, you will need setup print settings again in Photoshop.

 

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Photoshop does save the last used print settings with the document.
There are a number of printer drivers that do not correctly restore the last used settings, however.

This is not something that has changed -- this is the way it has worked for many years.

But yes, some OS "features" and bugs can sometimes interfere with printer driver functionality.