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When using Picture menu > Place... in ArtPro, to place a DeviceN picture (an image containing at least 1 spot color and at least a second color), the image completely changes in appearance.


After placing the image, it changes completely in appearance. It becomes, for e.g., almost completely black. When you open the same image in other applications, the image looks OK.


  1. Open the image in a bitmap editor, for e.g.: Adobe® Photoshop®.
  2. Check if the image is a 16-bit image. ArtPro does not support placing 16-bit images.
  3. Change the image to 8-bit. In Adobe® Photoshop®, you can do this by opening the Image menu > Modes > Convert to 8-bit image.
  4. Save the file in Adobe® Photoshop® and then place the 8-bit image in ArtPro.
Article information
Applies to

ArtPro 14.1.1

Last revised 
Case Number00619921