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Don't know if any one has run into this, but when going back and forth between two canvases I would use the colour picker tool, grab a colour to use, but upon going to my second canvas to use said colour the swatches swaps out to a different colour. Is there a way to stop this from happening so that I can keep the selected colours and swatches as I use them across the different canvases?

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Welcome to the forums @Kim B
I may be wrong but I don’t think you can ‘share’ that sort of thing between documents.
Each document ‘lives in it’s own little world’ within the application and, as such, there’s no way for a selected colour to be automatically available in another one when you switch to it.
You can share palettes between documents – Application Palettes – but the selection of a colour in a palette can’t be shared.

(I would be happy to be proved wrong on this.)

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All you can do, I think, is to have both canvases visible on the screen (e.g., by Floating them on Windows, or using Separated Mode on Mac). Then, if canvas 1 has a color you want to use in canvas 2, you make canvas 2 the active window, and use the Color Picker to pick the color from canvas 1. Then it is in the working space for canvas 2.

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@Kim B, I may be misunderstanding what you're trying to do, but to swap a color between documents and add the color to a swatch palette, open the documents in tabs, create document palettes, then do this:

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That video is close to what I'm trying to accomplish, but I believe that's the design, not affinity photo? Or am I mistaken? I had been using the application swatches but if i don't need to save the colour and quickly swap the colour in the picker changes. I was just unsure if I was missing a check box or something to stop this from happening.

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