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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!

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  • David Bunnell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Frank Vitale commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Mohammed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I strongly agree, using colors in InDesign isn't a pleasant experience if you are working already with Photoshop or illustrator.

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