Allow to sort swatches by Hue, Saturation, Luminosity and other values
Right now AI allow to globally sort swatches by name and kind. It is not enough though.
1. I need to sort each group in it's own way (automatically) — thefeore I need context menu to work with color groups with needed options
2. I need more sorting parameters
3. I need each group to remember sorting and have a checkmark near it in said context menus
I guess it could also be tucked in palette menu, but I can't give you a way to keep compatibility with current global sorting behavior.
Please figure this out.
Donn L Pierson commented
I have a feature request to consider for a future iteration of illustrator (or possibly all suite products).
In illustrator in a swatch library or in your swatch panel you have the option to sort by swatch name or by swatch type right now. It would be really great to be able to sort by swatch hue. So you could see your swatches almost how a pantone book shows them. Sometimes you're just looking for a lighter grey or a darker blue from a limited swatch palette and it would be easier to do that if you could sort them by their color rather than by the name.
Just an idea for consideration. Thank you!
Илья Абрамович commented
There's already a Hue/Lightness sort in Recolor Artwork panel.
Would be perfect if the same sort was avaliable in Swatches menu so that it would be easier to Recolor Artwork with swatch groups.
Sergey Osokin commented
Rob Hutchings commented
I came to add this feature request but you've beat me to it by nearly 3 years @Egor so I'll add my voice here instead ;)
A lot of times you need to pick up artwork from other files. The option to add selected colours to the swatches panel helps heaps with this type of workflow. The feature enhancement requested here would go a step further in this scenario as they seem to get added in a really jumbled up, haphazard way.
Heck! I'd be happy if it only got me 80-90% of the way there in terms of sorting by an approximation of colour similarity as that sure beats starting from scratch.
But ideally if you could get it so once sorted our swatches appeared like when you open a Pantone swatch book that'd be perfect ... Cheers!