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  1. I had never tried going back to RGB, I see the same as you do - both options are greyed out. No indication of whether it's assigning or converting. I can only assume that is a bug. I'd recommend working in RGB, so your file is not confined to a small gamut, and use a soft proof (layers, adjustment layer) for whatever device you are designing for. Then convert to that on export.
  2. In "Document Setup.." > Colour tab you can choose either "assign" or "convert" Assign is non-destructive - the source colour data is maintained and the new mapping is applied as you view the document (or print it depending on print settings). You have to have a local copy of the profile when viewing the file. Convert is destructive - it changes the source colour data to match the chosen profile directly. You don't need a local copy of the profile after this is done (so you can send someone the resulting file and they won't need the profile file to get the same colours).
  3. While some RGB gamuts do entirely contain the CMYK one, it's not a simple mapping - there is a complex conversion process. This is why you'll see options like 'relative colourmetric', 'absolute colourmetric' and so on. On top of this you'll have a colour profile as well. It's a very complex area, and not one I claim to fully understand. I tend to take the pragmatic approach of 'what is the file for?' You say the client wants it in two colour spaces, what are they doing with them? If one is for print, then the output is down to the printer - I'd be inclined to give them the just the RGB, or maybe ask for the print profile to assign to the document. The other question is how will they be viewing the RGB file? Unless it's purely on some quality monitors that are correctly profiled to match the physical printer, nothing will look exactly the same anyway.
  4. There's an odd behaviour with Designer related to the dpi the document is created at. Make a 300dpi document, and then a 72dpi document - copy paste between them and watch as the object changes size Maybe related to what you are seeing? Try creating your document at different dpi settings and see if it changes anything with the output.
  5. That's a good point, no way of knowing how many people it's put off actually purchasing. I can sort of understand the idea behind a quick toggle between tools, I'm baffled as to why it cannot be a separate key for it and the other shortcuts just stick to selecting the assigned tool.
  6. I think it's a case of the squeaky wheels get the oil. The devs must have a frighteningly long list of requests, so there has to be some way of prioritising things. Three people wanting a change to tool selection probably doesn't register too highly
  7. I agree, there should at least be the option to turn this cycling off. I'm forever dragging things across the canvas when I mean to zoom etc. At least ctrl+z behaves normally lol I did make a feature request for a toggle to turn the behaviour on/off but only one person backed it.
  8. This is correct, I was assuming the question was for assigning a profile but reading it again (properly) I see the OP mentioned converting. When a profile is 'assigned' it maps from the original colour space (say a nice wide RGB gamut). Changing the assigned profile multiple times destroys nothing - the profile still works off the original colour space. When an image is 'converted' to a new profile, the result of that mapping is then set as the original. Subsequent conversions work from that changed set. So if you convert an RGB image to a CMYK profile, the next conversion (or assignment) will be working from that smaller CMYK gamut rather than the full RGB original. This is my understanding, I have been known to be wrong at times
  9. From what I understand ICC profiles are simply a mapping which sit between the source file and the output device (be it a screen, printer etc.) They don't change the file in the way that saving in a different colour space would therefore they should be non-destructive. It's more like a tag to say "take this file and process it this way" rather than "change all the colour properties of this file"
  10. If you are looking to create your own profiles the colormunki photo is a good option. By using custom profiles you also take into account the environment the printer is in, and if things drift you can just re-run the calibration. I found with my printer the difference between the printer's default and a custom profile was minimal, but it does make a difference. Whether it's worth the cost and effort is another question
  11. The profile name suggests it's for a different printer (rx590). My understanding is a profile has to be for the exact model and paper being used.
  12. As per this thread: Please can we have a toggle for the toggle behaviour of the tool selection
  13. I hadn't realised the irony of it, but you are right... I think I'll name the feature request "tool toggle toggle" I saw the cat tool, but assumed it was something to do with concatenation (like the Linux cat command). I guess one of the devs had a bit of spare time lol.
  14. That face pretty much sums up my feelings on how this works I can't see any logic to it, I'll often zoom in, pan around, work with the layers window, then I'll hit 'z' and drag to zoom - ah nope, I've drawn a nice large box over everything I've checked the cheat sheet - 'z' is for 'zoom', hmm... The question is, can this toggle be turned off? Barry
  15. Hmm, interesting.. I'm on Windows and it definitely cycles back to the previous tool if I press the key assigned to the tool I'm currently on. If you press 'm' once, then 'v' and then 'v' again do you have the select tool remain active or does it go back to the shape tool?