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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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  • Zach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love all of the new prototyping features that Adobe XD has rolled out since the original release, however I find it to be an inconvenience to work with the lack of color management settings.

    I think that having the ability to change your document's color profile to sRGB is just as important as the prototyping capabilities. I'd rather not have to constantly worry about color calibration in my workflow. Both Sketch and Figma offer color management settings, currently making them much more appealing programs.

  • André Swanepoel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Anyone who has done proper colour case studies would understand why colour looks different on different displays (be mobile, tablet or desktop, or even print). Understanding colour and how light works is part of the science every half-decent designer should know.

    I am not opinionated as I have worked in every digital and even print design industry and taught myself all the finer details about managing colour for different displays.

    The software is not your colour issue.

    Adobe XD excels in so many areas and rivals the best screen design tools out there (as I have been testing all alternatives). Adobe has external colour matching applications if you need to manage and create colour profiles for your designs.

    It can be argued that every design tool should have these basics, and they do. Just the basics. Adobe XD is a screen design tool, meant to do that well. It isn’t a colour management app. Adobe Color CC can assist you in that regard, even Photoshop or Illustrator.

    However, every designer should also understand the basics, and with this, comes the understanding of colour or the behaviour of light, to effectively choose colours for your designs, as an initial step in the design process.

    This is not a software issue, this is an aptitude issue.

    Expecting Adobe to push features like this over other industry defining feature requests, is unfair and very bias.

  • Jay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I see... 849 days later and still with this issue? Dang! Any updates regarding color management?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe Xd made by Satan ( a lot of different bugs and errors. (bed colour managment, low typorraphy instruments like no UPPERCASE, and more, no correct size sometimes to round pixels) So that i prefer Figma or Sketch!!!

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is getting ridiculous! It’s the only reason I refuse to use it, I can’t provide a proper finished product to my clients!!!

  • Hakan Yilmazkaya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How can a designer use this software when the color changes after export? Really am i the only one to think that this software is unusable due to lack of color management?

  • Stu Nami commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe. Fire your XD leadership. Hire someone who worked for InVIsion. And forget these worthless updates that do not address BASIC needs. 4 years and the app feels like beta.

  • Vlada commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please resolve this issue! Color after export absolutely different! It affects all projects, really disappointing!

  • Ian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ADOBE WTF???

    Why are you handling XD like it's still in testing. Please sort this out! Very frustrating.

  • Danny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a problem even when previewing colors on the mobile app. Really hope they add this feature soon!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just upvoted this and then got an email from yesterday (?) saying "An idea you supported has been closed" referencing the wrong ticket. I did not upvote any other feature. Anybody else?

  • Nguyễn Đông Quang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ok, i have solve this problems.

    For MAC user, you can try change "Display profile" from System Preferences > Displays , you will see XD will be hold color and not depent system color. The perfect match display and XD color maybe in : "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" , you will see export color and color inside XD will be the same.

    In export, XD will be export raw image with correct color. But in displays, XD will be modified something for bright and high color gamut. So you should be change display profile in this case.

  • 张杰 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This problem is still existing..This problem is still existing..啊!!!
    这个基本的功能为什么到今天2019年3月6日还依然存在,真的让我们选择sketch而放弃如此可爱的Adobe XD嚒? T_T

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    when this issue (colour difference) will be resolved? this is now very frustrating as this issue coming science xd launch

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