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Changing Color Settings to Best Workflow in the Bridge

Attempting to change color settings to Best Workflow; receive error message when trying to synchronize the Bridge: suite color management not enabled; requires a qualifying product to be launched at least once to enable this feature.
What does this mean? How to proceed?
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  • Hi Catherine,

    Deke McClelland, author of Adobe Illustrator CS4 One-on-One, Photoshop CS4 Channels & Masks One-on-One, and Adobe Photoshop CS4 One-on-One answered a related question on his website, www.deke.com. Take a look at the discussion here. If that's not exactly what you're looking for, feel free to post your question on Deke's site.

    I also did a search of Adobe forum discussions. The discussions here and here might be helpful.

    Basically, it sounds like you need to have the entire suite, and to have opened all the programs in the suite, in order to use suite color management.

    If you still have questions, let us know.

    I hope this helps!

    Rachel
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  • Rachel - thank you for your reply. Am stil confused. I have CS4 Extended - Student Edition. Following Deke's lesson plan, when trying to get the color management enabled in Bridge CS4 I get the following error:

    "Suite Color Management is not enabled. Suite Color Management requires that a qualifying product has been launched at least once to enable this feature."

    Does this mean that I can not perform this function with the version of CS4 that I have? That seems to be the implication from the posts on the Adobe Forum.

    If I truly "can not" perform this function, does this impact in any way my following Deke's lesson plans in CS4 "one-on-one"?
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  • Hi Catherine,

    Here's a response from Deke:

    You shouldn’t be using the Bridge. You have to own the full Creative Suite to load Best Workflow from the Bridge.

    The step in the book explains how to load Best Workflow from inside Photoshop, which is what you should do. In other words, don’t perform the colored tip, do the black-text step inside.

    For a complete explanation, see this link.

    http://www.deke.com/content/what-would-you-deke-do?page=1#comment-1473

    Hope that helps,

    --Deke


    If you still have questions, feel free to ask Deke directly by commenting on his site.

    Rachel
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