Change Color picker
As a long time photoshop and illustrator user I can't handle the InDesign color picker. For a while I would get my color code from Photoshop/illustrator then copy that color into InDesign but it's become such a pain I've stopped using InDesign all together. At least give us an option for a color swatch that matches the other designs. It's literally causing my to give up using the app completely!
Gre Gre commented
This is a big problem, and no one from Adobe has answered. We wanna hear what they got to say!
Matt Denton commented
This is one of the most astoundingly bad choices I've seen in an Adobe product. And there's quite a few head scratchers.
SERIOUSLY. ADOBE. WTF????
The color picker already exists in pretty much all your other products, just duplicate over to InDesign.
Like many people in this thread and others, I've just stopped trying to use it entirely. It's seriously lame that I have to go to, literally any other graphic software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, etc.) to adjust a color and then come back to indesign. I hate to be a jerk about it, but there are many requests for this change.
InDesign is a super powerful program, but this just feels like a fumble. Please consider it :)
stretavkaBB stretavkaBB commented
What kind of a ********* excuse for a color picker does InDesign implement?
Do you enjoy making life miserable for your paying customers?
Take a look at Illustrator or Photoshop to get a ******* clue.
adobe listen to your customers for a change. it's been too many years people have suffered with this godforsaken horrible color picker. it make zero sense. Adding the hex field was a step, but please for the sake of all thats good and holy at least give people the option to use the picker thats in PS ands AI.
It would be like if ford made 1 car there the steering was reversed just for the **** of it. PLEASE give us the option to choose our picker.
Adobe get your sh*t together
David Bunnell commented
If I could show my level of agreement through blood, I would. @Adobe, it's odd that you wouldn't just use the same color picker from Ai or Ps. Those applications share the same color picker but you treat InDesign like a troubled foster child who's lucky to have a color picker at all.
**To be clear, it's the worst color picker in all of software.**
TextEdit has a better color picker than InDesign. If the sadness of that statement isn't motivating then let me put it this way: TextEdit has a better color picker than InDesign.
Yes I find it frustrating as well.
Yes!! the color picker in InDesign is incredibly hard to use. Feels like I can't even access some colors. Why is it different than the one that Illustrator uses?
Yeah the indesign one is dog **** to put it politely
SERIOUSLY, get it together Adobe.
Frank Vitale commented
YES! Christ... come on Adobe this is ridiculous. I have to use two programs to choose a damn color! WTH how can this still be a problem, it's like a car with a square steering wheel.
YES! Thank you. Please change asap
I strongly agree, using colors in InDesign isn't a pleasant experience if you are working already with Photoshop or illustrator.