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  1. GPU Performance makes colours dull/desaturated

    With GPU Performance enabled, all colours appear desaturated. In fact, it looks like colour management is simply turned off. Please note, this is not a Transparency Blend Space issue. It affects Spot, RGB and CMYK colours.

    With GPU Performance disabled, colours appear vibrant and correct. It would be great to have this issue resolved, as I certainly want to take advantage of the GPU when using InDesign.

    InDesign 2023 v18.0
    MacOS Ventura 13.0
    MacBook Pro M1 Max 32GB RAM

    12 votes

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  2. Overprint white text when color changed in stylesheet

    When changing color to 'Paper' on a selected text – it automatically is set to not overprint (correct behaviour).
    However if you change the color in a stylesheet, from a color with overprint, to 'Paper'. It will remain on overprint.
    Also the checkbox gets greyed out. So to fix it you must choose another color, uncheck overprint, then go back to 'Paper'.

    InDesign 18.2.1

    2 votes

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  3. Move swatch folder to cc library

    Be able to move swatch folders/groups to cc library and keep the swatches in order.

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  4. EPS-Import CYMK swatch LAB

    InDesign 18.1, macMOS Ventura 13.1, Mac Studio M1 Max

    Lesen Sie auch hier für eine sehr ausführliche Beschreibung und Lösungsansätze mit Beispieldateien:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/eps-import-wandelt-vollton-darstellung-von-lab-in-cmyk/m-p/13512387#M512258

    Eine Volltonfarbe, z.B. Pantone, ist in InDesign bereits angelegt. Die Darstellung der Farbe ist in LAB.

    Wenn ich nun ein EPS (aus Adobe Illustrator) mit der gleichen Pantone-Farbe importiere, dann springt die Darstellung der Farbe von LAB auf CMYK um und wird dadurch wesentlich schlechter.

    Das geschieht auch mit anderen Farben, z.B. ANPA.

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  5. Changing the transparency blend space between CMYK and RGB is not changing the Black swatch

    Changing the transparency blend space between CMYK and RGB is not changing the Black swatch to RGB, and vice versa

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  6. Table & mixed inks on InDesign 18.1

    I created a group of mixed inks from 2 Pantones (432 and 2995) in 10% increments (121 shades in total).

    I create a table with alternate backgrounds (FPGP2995 shades 1 and 12). Everything's good. But when I select the first line to change it to shade 121, it systematically puts it at 20%! And if I change the percentage, it selects PFGP2995, i.e. the ink group...and the line stays white! I am attaching screenshots.

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  7. The pantone solid color books are missing with the latest 18.1 update. I have to use Indesign 2021 version now to do my work. Please fix!

    please add back the pantone solid color books to indesign. It's the most needed pantone set and I can't use Indesign 2022 until this is fixed.

    2 votes

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  8. Texts automatically in registration mark colour

    since installing version 17.3 or maybe earlier, every time you make a new text field the colour of the text is automatically in registration marks colour. Why is that? It used to be automatically black. I already checked the portrayal of black, it is set to be correct.
    I wish you would change it back to be automatically black, this is causing problems in printing especially if you're not careful enough when checking your document.

    Sorry my Interface is in german i hope you can still follow the recording.

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  9. Exported PNGs or JPEGs RGB Colors Slightly Different Versus Illustrator Export For Screens

    So here is the situation and setup.

    Illustrator File with Pantone Colors (Book LAB colors)
    Color Settings are synced via Bridge (NA General Purpose)
    Illustrator file is in CMYK Mode

    In Illustrator File is exported to PNG (via Exported for Screens)

    In InDesign the same Illustrator file is placed in InDesign and then Exported as PNG file.

    When looking at the attached image the RGB values are slightly different most noticeably in the red. When looked at with the eyedropper in PS the CMYK values read as the same on both but the RGB is slightly different.

    For example:

    InDesign…

    2 votes

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  10. eyedropper tool not sampling correct color or images color.

    Eye dropper tool has not been working in InDesign properly for weeks FIX YOUR ****. I cant take colors from images. IDK what it is doing specifically but it only seems like it is sampling text properties and solids not images. Its working perfectly fine in photoshop and Illustrator just not InDesign. Should not be encountering such a simple bug on a paid service

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  11. swatch

    I've restarted indesign, restarted my laptop, reinstalled, and my swatch panel keeps bugging out and looking like this, even when moved to different spots in the ui. Please help! Running version 18.1

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  12. Illustrator to Indesign copy bug

    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, 22H2, fully updated
    Illustrator 27.2 + Indesign 18.1 + New douments with older content.

    Newly created gradients work fine, only data from old documents seems to have a problem.

    When I copy a box with an old gradient from Illustrator to Indesign the last color is wrong.

    Please Fix. Thanks.

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  13. Pantone swatches being removed

    I am currently using (and will continue to use) V 17.4 to retain access Pantone colours. I will not be updating my software as I need the Pantone colours to perform the basic duties of my job.

    Please do not remove Pantones from Adobe products.

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  14. Paper color should be RGB when document is RGB

    When I create a new INDD in RGB or convert from CMYK to RGB, the formula for the [Paper] swatch should change with it. Currently the [Paper] swatch is CMYK. This is causing an issue whenever I create a gradient from a vibrant RGB color to [Paper]. The vibrant color gets muddled down to the look of a CMYK conversion. The workaround I've been using is to create a custom white swatch for the gradient, or manually convert [Paper] to RGB. Both workarounds are less than ideal: having a second white swatch in the file may lead to confusion down…

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  15. Swatch gets duplicated when already in a Swatch Group

    Swatched get duplicated when importing objects with the same color swatch if the original swatch is in a group.

    To replicate the issue:
    1. Import an object from Illustrator. A swatch is created.
    OR Create a new swatch.
    2. Make a group with said swatch or swatches.
    3. Re-import same object from Illustrator. A new swatch will appear with the same name but ending in "2".

    Eg. Although a "C=100 M=0 Y=0 K=0" swatch exists (in a swatch group) the new object (which is the same as before) will create a new swatch names "C=100 M=0 Y=0 K=0 2". If…

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  17. Indesign 2023 does not use your working space

    I found out when making pdfs of black only images. It was making them 4c images which is wrong. I checked my color settings which were correct. The work around is to click assign profile and select your current working space. I tried the same layouts in 2022 and it worked just fine.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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