Photoshop: Stop resetting Color settings after update (step update)

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Hello,

The real problem is, there is no logical action for this. We are working, updating and working the same jobs again. 

Why we should need to check is there IsoCoated or North America, once we done that, done correctly and on many machines. 

Don't touch Color settings!

z.
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Zydrunas

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dziga

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Hey Zydrunas,

I am with you 100%.
To prevent you from working with wrong color settings I created a small start up script that shows you the currently set color settings preset when you launch PS.
If you are interested I can send it to you.
It doesn't change the fact that the settings should not change in the first place but at least you notice it quickly then.
Maybe there is also an easy way to have a script set the profile but I didn't dive any deeper there yet.

Cheers,
Dziga
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Hey dziga,

Will this script „catch“ any version (forthcoming aswell)? The problem here is that i think nobody remembers to check this after main version update (like 19>20)...
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I am pretty positive that if you say yes to migrating the settings from the previous version when updating it will work automatically. Let's say 75% sure ;)
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Hey Zydrunas,

sorry for the long delay. I uploaded the script for you and actually I saw that I didn't write this one myself but rather adjusted an example file from Adobe ^^

Script: http://exchange.dzigakaiser.com/ColorCheck.jsx

Nonetheless, you can throw the script into this location:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Presets\Scripts\Event Scripts Only

Then launch PS and open the Script Events manager (File/Scripts/Script Events Manager).

Select "Application Start" as the Photoshop event, under "Script" browse to your script and select it.

Then click "Add" and relaunch PS. It should show a small pop-up message with the currently selected color setting. 

Back when I found the script, there seemed to be no way to read the actual settings themselves but only the selected preset name. This means, you should save your settings to a preset with a meaningful name so you can tell in the pop-up window how your settings are configured.

As said before, I think when you update and choose to take the preferences from the previous version it also copies the script but I am not 100% sure.