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Color Handling

Creating, applying and altering colors in Xara

  • ICC Color Profiles

    What is a color profile? Your computer screen displays colors in the RGB color space, whereas your printer will use CMYK colors when printing. So how does your monitor display CMYK colors? This is whe...

  • Text and Paragraph Backgrounds

    There are 2 types of backgrounds you can apply to text - Text Background Color and Paragraph Background Color Text Background Color applies a background to just the text only, essentially 'highlightin...

  • Adobe Reader displays black as grey.

    Adobe Reader displays CMYK pure black (that is black that will be printed using black ink only) as a shade of grey, whereas the same color is usually virtually indistinguishable from RGB/HSV black in ...

  • Is there sRGB support?

    Yes. Xara takes a simple approach of treating all RGB colors as the same screen RGB - sometimes called the sRGB scale....

  • Object re-coloring

    How do I re-color a group object? There are several ways to do this. Drag and drop a color from the Color Line on to the object. A new dialog will appear (see below) Select the object and simply click...

  • Are PANTONE and color separations supported?

    PANTONE and color separations are supported in the following products and versions: Xara Page & Layout Designer 9 and later All versions of Designer Pro Xtreme Pro 3.2, 4 and 5 Xara X¹ Xara X PANTONE ...