Color Management (set color profiles)
XD should be a color managed application.
I'm not sure what the full context of color management is within the UI/UX industry is, or if it's something that many pay attention to, or if it's just left un-managed.
Currently a vast majority of designers are using high gamut displays to design. Our final output will however differ greatly without some proper color management implemented. If color managment is implemented, we can at least visually soft proof our design and colors to specific devices (ie: New iOS devices that support P3 color gamut), or older sRGB devices.
At the same time sRGB images used won't expand to the display's high color gamut, making them look over saturated.
(Currently using Windows Beta Version: 0.6.8.6)
Aha! now we know. Wonder what will happen to XD?
This is even more frustrating because I LOVE XD -- and seeing so much pain being caused by not having... like... one person at Adobe listening to users and prioritizing issues that are critical concerns for them is tremendous shame 😢
Greg Spraker commented
Absolutely infuriating that this isn't supported yet. The fact that it's taken this long (and that it wasn't there from the very beginning) is just embarrassing, Adobe.
I opened Adobe XD, went to the top left menu, clicked saw 'color space' RGB / Unmanaged - got all excited... THEN realised I was still in Figma.
Hey I guess Adobe can't have the monopoly. Indesign, Photoshop. Figma and the others can have this space.
Clemens Maurer commented
Please, please, you really need to fix this. This is totally basic. Otherwise Adobe XD can't be used for any professional projects! I just spent hours working on designs for a client, exported the screens and the colors in the exported files differ totally from what I see in XD and what the company colors are. It's a disaster!
Ricardo Gomes commented
How is this not a thing already!!! It should be a standard, just spent hours with a dev wondering why the colours were looking different but turned out it was adobe XD all along!
Nicole Cmar commented
Was gonna use Adobe XD for my next project and love almost all of the features. Learned how to do everything and then realized there is no color management!? Still? Makes the app completely useless when you don't know how the colors will look in the end. Moving to Figma, but would love to come back because XD has grid repeat, which is super useful.
To ti commented
Is the problem currently being worked on?
Or are the votes on feature requests just going nowhere and being ignored?
I think it's sad that Adobe, with its years of experience, can't get something so essential right.
So far I have always defended Adobe CC and was against the switch to competing products. In the meantime, however, I have little hope.
Instead of creating the basis for a design tool, they prefer to develop gimmicks that can be marketed better. Xd has been around for 6-7 years. And I have been using it since the first hour. Since then I've been waiting for Adobe to react.
In the end, there are cheap alternatives with Affinity, figma, .... Which have not lost focus.
Ayubi Pesante commented
Ça serait cool d'avoir cette feature, c'est vrai que Figma n'a pas ce problème...
Hi Adobe XD development team. How is the progress? Figma has this feature.
what the hell is this.... just changing the profile is no the solutions..i tried.. but still has same issue .. and if i correct the adobe colour by changing profile .. it changes all where .. other apps are now showing wrong colours..
i am not understanding why adobe XD only showing wrong colour when other adobe apps are showing right colour by default... (it is write or not but atleay same all where) ... disapointment.. disappointment...
Adobe XD was my go to app, could no longer trust the color I was seeing.
I'm now a paid subscription to Figma, would love to use Adobe XD again.
Rok Rupnik commented
How the hell am i supposed to know what the designs will look like in real life if the colors shift completely once imported in XD. It's impossible to work with such contrast changes. Whats the hold up?
Christine Gundelach commented
absolutly — kind of a little desaster having no color control
C S commented
i've been working in this space for over 15 years, essentially since leaving school and the management of RGB colour across platforms is the absolute bane of my life. Bridge has not helped.
Apparently XD doesn't colour manage - fine, so how do I make sure all my illustrator docs are the same as it.
Yes please! Harder to manage colors and cross check with other applications. Would be great if implemented within XD.
YES please. Though been over 5 years.
How was this not included from the very start? LOL.
And BTW- for colors in assets to match hex codes from a browser (aka CSS), you should not be including any color profile in exported assets. XD appears to apply an sRGB conversion when exporting jpgs, but not pngs. Makes no sense!