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I notice that there is a facility to export a palette. It seems to use a proprietary Serif palette format specific to Affinity products.

Would it be possible to also be able to export using the .ase Adobe Swatch Exchange format please?

Would there be intellectual property rights issues to doing that?

William

 

 


Using a Lenovo ideapad 510 running Windows 10 in England

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I don't know the answer but see good news the other way: In case you want to import an .ase from your Adobe app into your .afpub document: you just can do it.


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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Do not expect too much from this feature. Spot colours won't be marked / imported as such (Neues Farbfeld). In Publisher I am not able to see if there is a RGB colour (Neues Farbfeld 2) or a Lab colour. In Indesign you will see it at once. See image for comparison.

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On 4/25/2019 at 8:21 AM, Joachim_L said:

Spot colours won't be marked / imported as such (Neues Farbfeld)

To me in macOS an imported spot color from InDesign gets marked with the afpub-icon for spot colors: a tiny circle in its lower right corner.

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Unusually: this imported spot color does not appear as global color swatch – though in AfPub one can create a spot color ONLY as global color.

 

On 4/25/2019 at 8:21 AM, Joachim_L said:

or a Lab colour.

Yes, unfortunately AfPub seems not to make a difference between color spaces of swatches: You simple choose a different slider (RBG, CMYK, Lab) to "define" its space.
I assume, AfPub doesn't care about the color space and makes a decision only on export or print.

I noticed when I import a Lab swatch from InDesign and copy it, it gets renamed by AfPub in Lab-name-style. The screenshot shows the afpub swatch copy selected (hilited blue), above the indesign imported swatch and name. So this seems to be sort of marker as Lab.

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@Joachim_L, are you on mac or windows?
If mac, I wonder why you don't get the spot-color-marker-circle.
And what if you copy the imported Lab-swatch? Does it get renamed in Lab-style?

 


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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