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Swatches – RGB-look in CMYK document

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When opening an .afpub it always seems to open with palette "Colors" in Swatches panels, regardless of the palette I used to save the file before.

The bug seems to be that this Colors swatches always open in RGB look, regardless of the documents color space. So for a CMYK document it seems to be necessary to switch the palette in the Swatches Panel pulldown menu from "Colors" to another palette and back to make the "Colors" swatches occure in the documents color space look.


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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5 minutes ago, Sean P said:

This is by design, and has always been the case. Swatches are displayed in the colour mode they were saved as.

That confuses me, Sean, as it doesn't seem to be true on Windows, for Publisher .305 (and, I think, for the other beta applications; haven't checked the retail versions).

Colors swatch shown for a new CMYK document (top) and for a new RGB document (bottom), with clear differences visually both in Publisher and this post,
(and measured in this post):
image.png.965256e259d54a88e2fa4079e40008c5.png

image.png.4f954fc3ce2cfde14498814190cfc3d6.png


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Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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2 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

That confuses me, Sean, as it doesn't seem to be true on Windows, for Publisher .305 (and, I think, for the other beta applications; haven't checked the retail versions).

Colors swatch shown for a new CMYK document (top) and for a new RGB document (bottom), with clear differences visually both in Publisher and this post,
(and measured in this post):
image.png.965256e259d54a88e2fa4079e40008c5.png

image.png.4f954fc3ce2cfde14498814190cfc3d6.png

So they are!! I will double check with both Mac and Windows developers to find out which should be the actual behaviour! I do apologise!

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5 minutes ago, Sean P said:

to find out which should be the actual behaviour!

Thanks. I know which of them I would prefer :D


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Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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44 minutes ago, Sean P said:

So they are!! I will double check with both Mac and Windows developers to find out which should be the actual behaviour! I do apologise!

Also, as I read thomaso's post that started this topic, the color swatches displayed incorrectly when they first appeared, but if he switched to a different swatch and back to Colors it became correct for the CMYK color space. So it might be only the initial display that was incorrect on Mac, but is correct on Windows.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.239), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.476 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.2.471 and 1.7.3.475 Beta

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On 5/1/2019 at 4:42 PM, Sean P said:

Swatches are displayed in the colour mode they were saved as.

@Sean P, not to me / not always.

As Walt pointed out again:  I might have to temporarily toggle the default Colors palette in a CMYK document to make it appear less RGB-alive than after launching the app.
I am not shure if it is visible in a screenshot via web (I don't see a difference in Walt's screenshots) but hopefully the first swatch (cmyk) in the list occurs obviously different in that sample:

1868186719_colorswatchesrgbvscmyk.thumb.jpg.0ee51210d16b394715833d3f285ac4ce.jpg

 
 

macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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