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)
Jak Clark commented
Please address this issue, Adobe!
I can't think of any logical reason why it should occur 4 years down the line..?
Cyril Cermak commented
Please fix the color management, I cannot believe that I have developed the whole app with wrong assets. It's horrible. I have just upgraded my version to the latest, but still, the export is wrong.
This shouldn't even be something that needs to be asked for, much less voted on. Like buying a car, you expect it to come with tires.
Technical ins and outs aside, this is what I want to solve:
CLIENT/STAKEHOLDER: Why are the brand colors off? Please fix.
ME: I can't. See, this professional software I use doesn't have any kind of blah blah blah. But don't worry, it won't look like that when it goes live.
CLIENT/STAKEHOLDER: I don't care, just make my colors correct. Why am I paying you again?
Android web etc.
There are a few features I miss and some problems which are annoying. And this is the Color-Management-Problem. Why is the color so much different on my iMac and iPad (XD App live view) /Browser?????????? In sketch everything is fine …
Jaikumar Janarthanan commented
I have facing an issue an same icon for different color. first one is when i copy the icon or image direct on web or any browser and paste the XD art board have one color code. another one is download the local drive and copy paste the XD art board have different code which one is the correct one i am really confused still now i am facing this issue. check my attachment
Ruben van Nimwegen commented
Can anyone explain why Adobe don't want to fix this simple problem?
Why can't Adobe just rip off Sketch's color management system and be done w/ this issue already?! I mean XD pretty much shamelessly ripped off Sketch across the board. There's no need to be selective about what you ripp off — just go all the way and get it done!
And importing an illustration from Illustrator produces some crazy saturated colors. In other words, it's completely useless to use Adobe's own tools to create artwork for XD, forcing me to recreate the art within XD (which is a non-starter)
I've updated to version 28 today, but the color management problem seems to remain unfixed.
My presentations to clients via the 'share' option look different from what I see in XD. That makes work really difficult, as I need to manually guesstimate the colours so that they produce the correct ones in my presentations.
My biggest concern here is that this bug isn't mentioned in the 'known issues' listing. As if this truly crippling issue is being ignored.
Dan Johnson commented
Unbelievable there's no comment from Adobe about this. It's confirming the fact that they know there's a problem and they're incapable of fixing it.
Tato Polodashvili commented
Please fix this asap!
el hefe commented
Adobe WHAT THE FUCK!? Major fail. Why hasnt this been fixed????
The non-existent and wrong color handling in XD is really UNACCEPTABLE for anyone working with more upmarket clients and premium products!
Clients keep asking why the images in the prototype look so "colourful" (i.e. saturated) when in fact they have all been professionally color-graded and look fine everywhere but inside XD.
PLEASE synchronise across all your platforms!
Luca Baroncini commented
That's a problem. Due to this bug, all mockups are dull. Can't believe this. Very disappointing.
Problem: No color profiles and therefore wrong color display:
- Colors look off.
- My brand-red #DC0000 especially.
- When I show someone a design on screen everything looks different than it will in the browser
- Looking at wrong colors is a major problem when designing.
- I create a square with the color #DC0000 in Adobe XD. Then export is as a PNG. Open the exported PNG in Chrome and Photoshop. And look at it in the Finders small file preview.
- I then look at it AND meassure the color with macOS "Digital Colour Meter" all 4 places. It looks and meassures the correct color-value #DC0000 everywhere except in Adobe XD where it's #EE0000 instead, which is a lot more saturated.
- The problems is the same when working on my MacBook Pro retina screen and my external retina non-Apple screen.