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  1. Colour picker turns everything to blank with strokes, applies stroke

    Colour picker is broken. Everything is checked, but when I use it, it turns the object picked from into blank with black stroke. When applied, it adds a black stroke. This is true of text, objects, and links. Deleting local settings changed nothing.

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  3. Swatches panel scrolls when selecting a swatch with wacom tablet

    InDesign 2022 v17.3

    Whenever I select a swatch using the pen on my Wacom Intuous the swatches panel scrolls randomly, sometimes scrolling so far that the selected swatch is no longer visible. This issue happens about 95% of the time while using the Wacom.

    Using the mouse or touch function on the wacom does not have this issue. This issue also doesn't affect any other panels within InDesign.

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  4. screen reproduction of color is spazzing out

    I'm trying to get InDesign to display colors correctly. I have synced all my settings with our printer, deleted a cache file (Users⁩ ▸ ⁨username ▸ ⁨Library⁩ ▸ ⁨Preferences⁩ ▸ ⁨Adobe⁩ ▸ ⁨Color ▸ ⁨ACEConfigCache2.lst) that was causing a problem, updated the program, restarted the computer—all the usual suspects. (Deleting the cache file worked for about one second—it repopulated the instant I re-opened InDesign each time).

    Now what's happening is that the appearance of color isn't stable. It changes between two looks, seemingly at random, as I click on things. I've attached screenshots of the two different ways that it…

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  5. jpeg export different RGB numbers

    I drew a blue box in indesign. colour #001f54
    Exported jpeg, the blue box is now #192451

    The file is set to RGB. No matter the profile or colour setting picked it exports as the wrong blue.

    I'm on 17.2.1

    I tried using 16.0
    And no matter what profile I get a different blue (#002055)

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  6. picture skin tones colour change to red when I import JPEGs

    Since I updated to ID 17.1, some colours in pictures – especially skin tones of blonde people – turn reddish, when I import them as JPEGs. Please find below an example of the same picture, saved as JPEG and as TIF (in PSD the colours are identical).

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  7. color swatch

    1. Adobe Indesign 2022
    2. Edit>Keyboard Shortcuts>Panel Menus>Color: Add to Swatches>Assign a hotkey. Select a color and use the hotkey to assign a color in the InDesign document, and it will 100% of the time crash the program.
    3. Expected result is to have the selected color swatch created in your swatch library.
    4. InDesign will crash/close.
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  8. HSB color not behaving correctly when applied to image

    HSB colors do not display correctly qhen applied to a (flat) grayscale image.

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  9. Swatch Tint becomes black in stead of white

    When adding a swatch color to a flat grayscale image, setting the tint makes the color darker in stead of lighter.
    See how the color preview behaves the right way, but the image does not.

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  10. InDesign: Changing color of TIFF

    Having an issue with InDesign. I've placed a TIFF file and its not displaying correctly when color is changed for BLACK only. See video attached. I can change the color percentage on any color but black.

    However, when a PDF is exported the changes are applied and display correctly on a PDF. This is a DISPLAY issue within InDesign. PLEASE HELP!!!

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  11. background

    Background colors (that should just be white) go crazy on tables and other pages until InDesign is quit and re-opened. There's no specific action that seems to trigger the issue, and it appears intermittently. This is happening on version 16.4.0.54.

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  12. Icons in Colours-WIndow not really visible

    Since Indd 17.0 i cannot see if icons of Text/Outline Text vs. Frame/outline FRame are activated. The work, but its try and error

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  13. RGB to CMYK

    Make it easier to switch between CMYK and RGB. I'm currently in RGB and have no idea how to get back to CMYK.

    My document says that I am in CMYK but when I go to edit colours or use the colour tab at all, everything is in RGB.

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  14. Colors incorrect when HSL Swatch is applied to grayscale image

    When a HSL Swatch is applied to a grayscale image, unexpected colors appear.
    Document is in RGB transparency blending space.

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  15. FILL/STROKE BOX MISSING

    Fill/stroke boxes missing in the swatch panel. You have to go to the left panel to change colours.

    INDESGING 2021 / 16.1

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  16. Color Picker not working from New Swatch Dialog

    Color Picker not working from New Swatch Dialog

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  17. Color selection

    When selecting an object and adding color, either when accidentally creating a stroke color or undoing an unwanted change, the pane becomes unresponsive The app continues running but the color selection pane becomes unusable. Restarting the application restores normal usage.

    InDesign 16.2.1
    macOS Catalina 10.15.7

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  18. Unreliable color management with object layer options

    (Indesign-Version 16.2)

    Hello. I've already posted in the Community and we think, it's a bug in Indesign. This was the description of my post:


    The problem is: When I use Object > Object Layer Options to show and hide layers in a .psd file, I have had the problem that the color management isn‘t working reliably.

    Sometimes, the ICC profile „Document RGB“ is displayed in the InDesign document by mistake, even though the linked image is using the ICC profile „sRGB“.

    If I do the same with placing (File -> Place -> Show Import Options -> Layers), it works.

    So…

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  19. Wrong swatch color for color using hsb values

    I'm using InDesign version 16.1 on Mac OS X 11.3
    When setting a color using HSB values, the color which is created is wrong.
    In the screen shot I added you can see two swatches, both have the same related values.
    One is set via HSB the other by RGB.
    The HSB preview is totally wrong.

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  20. Color picker HSB interface not working correctly

    Indesign 2021 v16.1

    While using the new HSB interface in the Color Picker, when any of the the "HSB" radials are selected, the chosen color values change to something completely different. Please see the uploaded pictures for an example.

    When the cursor is dropped into the any of the CMYK value entires, the color changes back to what was intended.

    If the selected object still has a color thats chosen in HSB is sampled and applied to another object. the new object's color will show up in the color picker as the intended color but with a in-gamut color option…

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