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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)

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      • Darjan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oversaturated colors in XD are a problem, i have to ad the saturation to images after export. Same with other colors.

      • Roman Divoky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to know Adobe's opinion to this. You really don't care it's not suitable for serious work?

      • Joalfran commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm working for branding projects with specific guidelines that can't be meet with XD. How come?

      • Bernie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        All apps used to create digital work have the same concerns.

        Would like to see color management consistent across all Adobe apps. The engine used to manage profiles exists today in Bridge/Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign. Of course only the RGB profiles are relevant to XD. Perhaps XD could use that existing infrastructure?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this needs updating asap, just went to export my file and colours are no where near as bright. have to show client the website tomorrow and the colours won't even be the ones i want... sort it out adobe.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to be addressed. We can not reproduce the colors we intend to use in the app. P3 color needed.

      • tomaszmikrut commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guys solve this trouble, add sRGB support, I have wide gamut monitor (eizo cx240) and it shows all colors exactly in wide gamut because the software doesnt have a color managment support!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey, was having a similar issue but changed my colour settings in PS to be monitor driven rather than SRGB and I then found that I couldn't notice a difference between applications.

      • Joost commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good grief - this issue was raised years ago and still has not been resolved. Unacceptable! This makes an otherwise good app barely usable.

        SOLVE this please asap - we're all paying good money in subscription fees for a tool that is essentially broken.

      • Tom Dearie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes. Conceptual designers definitely need 2 things in all their design apps:

        1. Consistency in color from app to app, so that we can perceptually design with the confidence that a color created in one app will appear the same in the destination app. (e.g. Photoshop & Illustrator >> XD)

        2. Device independent color: We need to know that the designer's display isn't showing colors unavailable on the typical display in the target audience. We can't control what a user does with their screen brightness etc., and we can't control whether browser developers bother adhering to international color standards (we wish we could). But we can and should design in a range of colors that is a reasonable reflection of typical display devices being used in the wild.

      • Elvis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I m having a lot of problems with color, can you fix this please? I need my colors to match on photoshop and XD. I cant work on a website when the colors are off.

      • Roman Divoky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wonder that just a few people are interested in color management in XD. Everybody just wants new shiny features a they don't mind their's colors doesn't match. Please add color management into XD.

        Is there any workaround how to match exported images colors with XD?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How is it still not solved? This is the most annoying thing in your app, making it impossible to design anything decent. How many years do you need to fix it? It's already nearly 2 years, for a feature that should be fixed in like 1 week.

      • Terry Upton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does Adobe have any dates on when this might be fixed?

        I was looking to move over to XD as a design/prototype tool, but this renders it useless IMO. I crated my first project after hours, only to find out this problem... :-(

      • Diego commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes, this is an absolute necessity. color consistency varies on different browser unless you tag the image. untagged images tend to look neon like in the saturation

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