FIX: Convert colors to a destination document in Photoshop

Milan Stanojevic
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  • Adobe Photoshop is a popular graphic and photo editor that users can utilize to create mind-blowing images.
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fix Convert colors to a destination document

Have you ever received this message Are you sure you want to convert colors to a destination document with a color profile that does not match the current RGB working space when you were trying to copy layers from one document to another in Photoshop?

Actually, a lot of Adobe users declared that they had this issue while they were working in Photoshop. Usually, this issue is caused by a color profile mismatch.

This means that the documents that you are using have two different color profiles: sRGB and Adobe RGB. However, there’s a quick and easy way to fix that.

How to fix Convert colors to a destination document error?


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1. Change RGB settings

  1. The first thing that you will have to do it will be to click on the Edit drop-down menu.
  2. After this, select Color Settings or you can just press Shift+Cmd/Ctrl+K.
  3. Then, a dialog box should pop up.Convert to profile adobe photoshop
  4. There you will see a lot of options, but you don’t have to worry, because you will only need to change one setting.
  5. Under Working Spaces, located in the top left, you will see the RGB setting.
  6. Now, you will have just to switch it to either Adobe RGB or sRGB.

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2. Use Assign profile or Convert to profile option

  1. Start Photoshop.
  2. Navigate to Edit menu in the top.
  3. Select Assign profile or Convert to profile option.adobe photoshop convert to profile advanced
  4. Choose the desired profile.

We hope that this article helped you to resolve Are you sure you want to convert colors to a destination document with a color profile that does not match the current RGB working space error. If you found this article helpful, feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Photoshop documents

  • What is the RGB format?

RGB files are image file extensions that contain Run Length Encoding (RLE) images in grayscale or color.

  • How do I find the color code in Photoshop?

To find the Photoshop color code, use the Eyedropper tool. To open the color information window and get the HEX code, double-click the foreground color.

  • How many color modes are there in Photoshop?

There are 5 color modes available in Photoshop: RGB (create your own colors), CMYK, Grayscale (256 colors), Bitmap, and Index mode (256 colors).

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2019 and has since been updated for freshness and accuracy.

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