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 am tired of being disappointed every time I see that color management support has not been implemented in every update.
I would like to see some comments from the XD team.
As long Adobe won't fix this basic issue, my bet is a lot of people will skip this and use Sketch or Figma. Incredible for such a huge company which such amazing software, but they seem reluctant to listen for years now about our complaints about this. Surely they must have heard about it by now. Maybe the whole program has to be rewritten and its an amazing investment for them?
My myopia worsened after using xd
It's really frustrating to see Adobe Xd still struggles with a proper color management system. When i paste images from Photoshop or screenshots from websites into Adobe XD i'm speechless about the color discrepancies. I love XD and want to continue using it but as many here mentioned, this is not a nice to have feature but an essential.
Dear XD Team, please develop no more feature we can live without but put your effort into a functional color management. THX
Fix it dammit
Off Color commented
Is there an email address where we can reach a developer from Adobe? If so, can someone post this? Are they even working on this? Sketch has profiles.
After 1200+ votes and almost 300 comments it doesn't look like this message board is helping. I understand that XD is built differently than photoshop, but it may be time to figure out a solution. It is nice to have voice recognition features in an app, but designers rely on color, and switching monitor profiles all the time to deal with print and web workflows is not a solution.
Even a response to let us know that it is coming in 2022, or 2027, or sometime in the future would be wonderful.
Please add color management
really frustrating... please fix
Didn't have this huge problem on windows, i moved on mac and now have it. Can't get an explanation why Adobe didn't fix it yet. 2 years i work with XD and i'm about to jump back on Sketch for this. Can't believe it.
Can this be fixed? The discrepancy between colour values is mindboggling.
Fix it, please
Vincent Kwok commented
Why the problem still unsolved ? I want to turn to Sketch...
Branislav D commented
5 years later the problem is still there... Great job Adobe
really frustrating... please fix
This is a must-have. I was quite happy with the product until I exported my artboards. Huge disappointment. Please fix!
I'm changing programs until there is a fix for this, as it's not possible to use it with this issue in professional settings. It adds far too much time to re-create assets or branding in another program
Scutu Mix commented
Colour Management should also include the ability to MERGE two colours into a new #HEX colour.
I have many projects where I need to reduce the number of colours and merging them it will keep my assets clean. As for no I have the same black 2 times in assets since some elements use one and some use another One is a design system linked another is local - which should be replaced by the Linked colour. Is double the work to update Black in my workflow...
People work hard to perfect the colors only to be disappointed and frustrated with the export. What's the point of this application Adobe? 276 people raising their voices since 2016 and we still have to deal with this. Clients are getting disappointed with us thinking we can't get a god damn color right.
The exported files are sad and muted. This is really affecting the quality of designs. Please get it fixed.
Adobe XD is unusable in a professional environment as of now... Please get this fixed!
Tragic that this is not even under review. As more of us switch to new devices like the M1 macbooks this is going to factor in more and more.
At least on my previous macbook, I didnt notice that the color output being so drastically different. Kind of absurd that something so fundamental is being ignored.