Photoshop: Why am I hounded about ColorSync over and over and over?

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Hi all.

I know color management is a huge topic, but today I'm fed up with Photoshop badgering me TWICE every time I print, about something that appears to be a non-issue.

Yes, it's the "ColorSync... may produce..." dialog.  As you can see from the attached screen shot, I AM letting the printer manage colors, just as the dialog says to.  Why does Photoshop continue to badger the user (and twice) about this issue, over and over and over?

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Tom Attix, Employee

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Do you have ColorSync selected in Color Matching section of the OS print dialog?


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Hi Tom, thanks for your reply.

In one instance, it was a black-&-white printer that doesn't even offer ColorSync. In fact, its driver has no color controls whatsoever. Yet the dialog still appears twice per print.

In the case of the color printer, yes, ColorSync is selected (as is a profile for photo paper). And, switching to the Epson controls does indeed suppress the dialog.

So we have two problems here: The dialog is badgering people to do something they've already done, as far as they can tell.  And in other instances (the black-&-white one, for example) it hounds them even when there's no means of "correcting" it.

As a post noted in the forum: This is an example of how extremely poor writing can ruin a UI and waste customers' time.  As it stands, the dialog appears to refer to some selection of ColorSync outside the printer's settings. "Printer color management" is, according to the Photoshop UI, the only other option besides "Photoshop manages color."  Thus, I had already complied with what the dialog was telling me to do.

What the dialog should say is, "The use of ColorSync within printer-driver settings is not recommended."  And WTF, it should only say it once per print, at most! 

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eartho, Champion

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what happens when you check 'Don't Show Again?'
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It reformats my boot drive.