Swatches retain values when changing document color mode
What's the point in having swatches if their values are automatically changed when the document's color mode is changed? For example, if you have a yellow built out as 0/12/100/0 as a global CMYK swatch, then you change your document to RGB, then back to CMYK, the color values within the swatch change to 1.62/11.07/100. The same thing happens when I have a RGB swatch in an RGB file, convert to CMYK, then convert back.
And to make matters worse, If you have an .ase palette open and you try to fix the object's color, it will give you a conflict because of the original swatch NAME and NOT its value. If you choose to "Merge swatches", it does NOT even fix the color values in the swatch in the document.
P Lindner commented
I agree. i'm trying to set up artwork for litho (ie cmyk). I have to ensure a logo always prints 25% black but I can't stop it converting into a 4 colour rendition of the grey when I paste it into a file. I know it's because the file I'm using is a CAD generated die-line file from a packaging printer (non-uk) so somewhere the profile is probably set differently but why can't Illustrator then adopt the values you place in to it - or at least alert you to the option? BYW - yes I have changed the file colour mode to cmyk from rgb even before I place any objects. I'm baffled and worried about my print results.
Logos are fundamental brand components and variants simply are not acceptable.
From a very frustrated brand manager
Shivendra Agarwal commented
Not a feature request.
Please add it as a BUG here and/or on pre-release forum for better tracking.