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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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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The issue that I am running into is that when I build a library in CC, and open the same library in XD to use these colors, XD changes the HEX code on me so in my document the same color swatch has two different HEX codes. When I share for dev, the specs only travel with the incorrect HEX code. Am I doing something wrong or is XD?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've noticed that Sketch colors are more aligned with other Adobe programs than XD.

    Not good.

  • Marissa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ok, this is ridiculous. I use XD primarily and I was so confused when I gave my file to my developer and saw that the finished product had colours that were a lot duller than in my XD file. After cross-checking the hex code and going back and forth, i finally found the issue it's this. I'm very frustrated as this has caused a big delay to have to go back and redo the colours for not only the text BUT FOR EVERY ICON I CREATED!

  • Hector Jaime commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to be fixed, especially if XD is to be used to communicate color to developers. Otherwise, we don't get a realistic picture of what the design will actually look like in implementation.

  • AJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You guys have got to fix this. I'm transitioning to other competing softwares if our exports don't come up to par.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this needs sorting asap, colours should defo look same as on the web and other adobe programmes.

  • Hiroyuki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like to provide a checkbox to limit the color gamut in the window to sRGB. As the first step.

  • 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?

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