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)
I've got a xd file from a design agency with a newsletter design.
After exporting a part of the design as png, I picked up the hex color value from the EXACT same part.
After joining both together in a newsletter template I have to build, I recognise different colors of the exported graphic and the hex color I used as background color for some parts.
By using the color picker from the inspection tool of my browser, I found out, that the color of the exported graphic was different from the hex color!
After this, I opened the graphic with photoshop and used the colorpicker from there and I got the hex code value from xd!
After "exporting as ..." the graphic using photoshop and checking the "convert to sRGB" in the export dialog, I got a graphic with the correct matching color.
What a MESS!
Please fix this bug as fast as possible!
Peter Scott commented
Same with Illustrator. You save an icon in AI - made of the same colours as in XD. Add the icon to the library, and then take it into XD - but the colours are completely different.
Keep it simple ADOBE.
Teresa Pham commented
This is what's keeping me from using Adobe XD. So frustrating, it doesn't even seem to be on their radar.
Jian Jason commented
should be fixed as top priority
Alex Knorr commented
FIIIIIIIX THIIIIIIIS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW CAN YOU BE INDUSTRY LEADERS IF FUNDAMENTALS SUCH AS COLOR IS AN ISSUE?
Nirvana Hasicic commented
Please fix this. This should be a top priority!
Marco Scapin commented
Please, I really need this feature! It's so simple...
Why is this still a problem! It makes it basically impossible to use XD.
We are considering using figma.
I've changed the tool from XD to Sketch. Because this problem is deadly defect.
I can't believe they leave this basic feature out.
I think it is a fatal defect as a design tool.
Jordan Lambrecht commented
It's complete bullshit that this is still a thing. It blows my mind that adobe thinks they can charge as much as they do for Adobe Suite when things like this go for four years without being fixed.
Bizarre that this hasn't be fixed.
Veerle Pieters commented
I was really convinced I was doing something wrong on my end but apparently this is an issue that needs to be solved STILL? I can't believe this. This is equally... no I'd say way way more important than prototype features. It's just a basic feature really that should have been there from the beginning.
Please FIX this. Make it top priority. How can a designer design things correctly in this app if the colors don't match?
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?
I've noticed that Sketch colors are more aligned with other Adobe programs than XD.
3 years, no change.
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!
Incomprehensible that this is still an issue.
Hector Jaime commented
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.