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I've made a couple of color swatches from photos.

I realize there is an export option for the swatch, and it is a AFPALETTE file.

Is there a way to save or export to be used in another program ?

Where is the file location they are saved to ?

Danna

 

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32 minutes ago, dannac said:

Can the color swatches be exported to be used in another program ?

Affinity programs only, Designer, Photo and Publisher.

33 minutes ago, dannac said:

Where is the file location they are saved to ?

You can export them to any location you like using the same menu from the swatches pallet.


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Thanks Old Bruce

The reason I asked where they are saved to is, I cannot find the swatches I saved.

Did a search for * . afpalette and I do not see my saved swatches.

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Hi, dannac,

Perhaps the search failed because  you searched on . afpalette and not .afpalette


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1 hour ago, gdenby said:

Hi, dannac,

Perhaps the search failed because  you searched on . afpalette and not .afpalette

:) I had just put the spaces here to make it easier to see.

Thanks

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6 minutes ago, dannac said:

I had just put the spaces here to make it easier to see.

tip.gif Use the code (‘<>’) button on the toolbar. When you type *.afpalette into the box that pops up and then press the ‘Insert into post’ button, the result is:

*.afpalette

 


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@dannac 

  1. On Mac, from the Swatches Panel, click the burger menu
  2. Select Create Palette From Document > as System Palette this will create a .clr file that is placed in the user/library/color folder it shows in Affinity with a black apple logo at its side.

Any app on the system can use that palette. 

Not sure what it's like for windows.


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2 hours ago, firstdefence said:

@dannac 

  1. On Mac, from the Swatches Panel, click the burger menu
  2. Select Create Palette From Document > as System Palette this will create a .clr file that is placed in the user/library/color folder it shows in Affinity with a black apple logo at its side.

Any app on the system can use that palette. 

Not sure what it's like for windows.

Windows only has the options for Application and Document, no System.


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4 hours ago, Ron P. said:

Windows only has the options for Application and Document, no System.

FWIW, Mac System palettes (with the .clr extension) are related to the Apple Color Picker, accessible from the View menu in the Mac versions of the Affinity apps. These .clr files can be stored in several different places besides in the user/library/color folder -- the Mac OS automatically makes them available in any app that can access System palettes.


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