This is really throwing me for a loop. For some reason, when I copy and paste a portion of an image in a document (with an embedded colour profile), the pasted image is a different colour than the copied image.
Here's how I'm testing it:
- Select an arbitrary rectangle
- Command-click new layer to select the rectangle
- Select other layer and delete
(I'm doing steps 4 and 5 because the image is semitransparent)
This results in a clearly visible rectangle differentiating the pasted image from the original. The pasted image is slightly (but very noticeably) darker.
I've tried changing the colour profile settings around including all three options of disable, preserve and convert, and there is no discernible difference to any of those options. Exactly the same result: clearly darker pasted rectangle.
I don't get it. What am I missing?
Note: This appears to only happen for semitransparent images, I just noticed. When I do it to a solid-colour image it looks perfect.