December 02, 2010
A “No Color Management” print utility for Photoshop
For many years Photoshop supported a “No Color Management” printing mode. Unfortunately the option caused user confusion, and it was difficult for Adobe & Apple to continue supporting. In the course of modernizing Photoshop’s foundations (moving to Cocoa, 64-bit, Quartz, etc.) in CS5, we dropped this feature.
There are, however, people who need to print without color management. They print color targets which are then used to generate printer profiles for new printer/paper/ink combinations. These users range from printer manufactures to third-party ink suppliers to power users like Andrew Rodney who supply their own high quality profiles.