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)
Renee Frisbie commented
omg October 2021 and color management is NOT in Adobe XD.. Do you realize how much workarounds have to do be done to overcome this!! this should be your #1 priority NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
LOOK at my screenshot for heaven's sake!!!
There is a 20% difference in saturation.
I am going to have to learn Sketch.. I am giving up on XD.. I have tried to work with it for 3 years now.. and this is still an issue.. LISTEN to your USERS!! We pay a lot of money, and this issue is CRITICAL...
Chris Canfield commented
I keep trying to do color sampling to find out if we have sufficient contrast for WCAG, and half of the time the colors come back as different. The display blacks in XD are just wrong half of the time. I have to repeatedly unplug and replug monitors until some of the colors are correct. Photoshop doesn't have this problem... just XD.
This isn't fluffy quality-of-life stuff. This is fundamental to how visual design works. This is why our department exists at all, and we can't even guarantee that black is black.
Krzysztof ST commented
It can't go on like this anymore! The Adobe environment has good programs, but with that Adobe XD it can't be that much longer. You have to do something with these colors to make them work properly! As a last resort, he will change the program to a different one
Sebastián Aguila commented
Common, when will this be a priority!!!!. We can't call this a professional software without color management!!!1
I'm really busy without color management.
Why isn't it attached?
I do not understand.
The fact that this is not implemented or under consideration is honestly shocking. All other features on this list are nice and all but this is just CRITICAL. I started using XD with SRGB but with high gamut monitors the colors are significantly different. I have to rebuild images one by one. I hate changing my workflow but im basically forced to switch apps now.
Andreas Keiner commented
I just found out about this issue (after comparing colors of an image made in Photoshop and then being displayed with much (much much) higher saturation in XD) - and it leaves me completely speechless. Adobe - are you kidding???
C'mon! Why aren't you implement this? It's always a balancing act with the client and it's no fun in designing … but your apps should make fun!
Sebastián Aguila commented
How come this is a professional software with no color management? How come they try to sell us the idea to swap our work flow to this, if it doesn't provide a basic pro feature? We can look like an idiot presenting something to a client realizing the colors are not what they should.
Don't get me wrong, I was pretty happy testing XD, until I realized the colors weren't matching the branding guide I have in Illustrator......
how can a WEB DESIGN program, that's used in monitors for monitors and devices not have color profiles? This is a MUST HAVE adobe.
We work to make pixel perfect designs, don't mess it up for us by telling us that what we see is not what our clients will get.
I just had to scrap working XD for a project once I realized how far off the HEX colors were. I need to show clients accurate colors. For now back to Photoshop or InDesign. I love XD, but it needs to have accurate colors. Please make this fix a priority.
Using this resource made me realize how far off XD was:
Like channelling John Mc Enroe.
"ARE YOU SERIOUS?"
The colours of the design layouts come out muted.
it's just a core function of this type of program that the export colour matches the monitor.
Adobe manage this in photoshop and illustrator when colors are managed.
All of this change your monitor settings palava is just obfuscation.
Fix it Adobe!
I just screen captured the Layouts and made a PDF in the end... Crazy, but the only solution.
Adobe, its 2021, what are you waiting for? This is pathetic.
I mean this is a joke? Where is the problem to implement this...
Has this not been corrected yet? I've been dealing with mismatched colors and it has been driving me crazy! A solution would be great. Thank you!
The colors appear drastically muted when I export XD files as design comps, it causes big issues as a designer trying to communicate with developers and get proper colors to match the original design. This is not a display colorspace issue, and is an XD issue.
Please offer a fix.
Stu Nami commented
Design a website, or build a brand design guide. Then open the prototype in a web browser. Ya, that's why we need color management. Designers require the color profile to match where it will live. Web browsers don't support high gamut profiles. Adobe you have it in your other apps!
This is just fundamental stuff. Surprised this isnt a the top request
I suppose it depends on your monitor because it was fine before. I think those like me who switched to the newer macbooks will be in for a surprise.
Yes, this issue is very frustrating, and as I pay for all the Adobe products, I do not want to pay extra money for Sketch or Figma. I copy an element from Illustrator into XD and is super bright! Would you please try to fix this issue as it is impossible to show this design to a client? The colour display is very frustrating for a long time and very time-consuming. It should work within the Adobe suit!
I'm currently using XD and Illustrator but when I copy a vectorized object from one program to the other, the color slightly changes. I'd like to see colors remain consistent when copying and pasting things from from one program to another. The attached image shows what happens if I copy an object from XD and then paste and recopy the object from illustrator back into XD again. The right colors are before and the left colors are after.