Show HEX value in swatch panel
I often need to copy HEX values from illustrator swatches into other applications. My workflow would be accelerated if there was a text field showing the HEX value like in the color picker window.
Right now I need to apply the swatch to an object and copy the HEX value from the color picker window.
Oliver James commented
this is so tedious, i just want to copy, see, and export hex codes simply
Absolutely! It's so tedious to have to look for the colour code of a swatch. It could just be displayed in the swatch panel, in the user's preferred format
Jo Kelly commented
Is there a universal hex library palette we can access thru Open Swatch Libraries?
Lisa P commented
I would like to have a color library of hex swatches
Joris Kok commented
Awesome! Now hopefully they'll add an option to replace certain swatches with hex values as well. For quick adjustments to a global colour without having to put the RGB value in
Yes, this is exactly the workaround workflow the OP describes.
"Right now I need to apply the swatch to an object and copy the HEX value from the color picker window."
after searching for ages I found a way in CC 2021.
See the attached image.
Click on window--> select Swatches --> double click colour box and then the Color piker window pops up and the hex code entry box becomes available!
I had to sort it out for my digital marketing agency work.
New Plymouth Digital Marketing Agency
Joris Kok commented
I can't believe this isn't a more common problem. Do people really just copy and paste each code? What the ****, Adobe
David E. Braddam commented
Can't believe it's not just a "hidden" feature obscured by some arcane setting...
Universal support of HEX values needs to happen on all color pickers everywhere!
Morgan Eakins commented
I came here, thinking someone was going to tell me how to be able to use HEX value in Illustrator. Now I'm disappointed, because I realize it's still not a feature in the 2021 update.
Hunter Cressall commented
Literally make or break feature. Most of my job is policing artwork for brand colors.
Yes, please make HEX values ubiquitous - so much easier to work with 1 number for a color rather than 4 for CMYK or 3 for RGB, etc.
Yes please, it's 2020.
Agreed. This would be very helpful to my workflow as a print designer, web designer and illustrator. I need to be able to make global changes to existing, in-use color (global process) swatches. I need to make those changes with HEX#.