Colors are displayed differently between pages
InDesign 13.0.1 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) OS 10.13.3
Open a CMYK document. Place an sRGB file on page 1. Place the same (or copy) on page 2.
Expected: the colors on both pages look the same.
Actual result: With color-proof switched off, the colors on page 1 show as if color-proof turned on while on page 2 the colors show correctly. See screenshots with the same files on 2 pages. I changed nothing I just moved the picture from one page to the other.
With color-proof turned on all pages look like page 1.
Thanks for reporting.
We will review the bug
Choose Edit > Transparency Blend Space. Then chose either CMYK or RGB
Abby Holcomb commented
This happens to me in CMYK documents that have both RGB and CMYK elements in them. Try changing the Transparency Blend Space (under the Edit dropdown menu) to "Document RGB" if you want all your colors to display bright.
This is still an issue
If you have an element that has transparency lower than 100%, it will start looking weird.
[Deleted User] commented
I've still got same bug now :(
One work around to this is to create a new page (colours should display properly on the new page), copy the contents you need onto this new page and delete the old one. Worked for me!
colour differences on pages effects not just images but the colours on the page. (say a panel of cyan on one page is bright and next page desaturated) Also effects exported pdfs.
Still an issue in August
Apparently same problem in 2020 with InDesign 15.0.2
MacOs 10.15.3 - InDesign 15.0.2 - MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, 4 TB Ports) - Intel Iris Graphics 550
Imported images colors are displayed differently between pages.
Seems like the color management is working weirdly when using GPU.
See my video screen shot.
Doc is sRGB, both images are sRGB, 2 pages with same file. I'm moving around an imported PSD also sRGB.
The problem disappeared when using CPU preview.
(could be the same problem as this bug report, but version and time are very different)
Lukas Engqvist commented
There are things different on the page showing transparency flattening (soft proofing of CMYK) there are most likely transparency objects. If this is a case InDesign is forced to enable colour management because of there being transparent objects. I suppose it could trigger proofing for the whole file… how would you want it to behave for it not to be a bug? If you change transparency blend space to RGB you will get the RGB colours.
Try the following procedure:
1. Quit all CS program.
2. Go to Users/YourHomefolder/Libray/Preferences/Adobe/Color folder.
3. Delete the ACEConfigCache2.lst file
4. Open Bridge then set Color Settings as you need.
5. Open Indesign.
5. Turn off GPU Performance in Indesign preferences then quit.
6. Start Indesign. Check your file with inconsistence color looking. Think that is good lookong at now.
7. Turn on GPU Performance in Indesign preferences then quit.
8. Restart Indesign. Check again your file with inconsistence color looking. Hope that is good looking at now.
Holger S. commented
Correction: This only occurs when there is a transparent (RGB) Illustrator file on the same page. This makes the page render as color-proof.