Adobe and Pantone Color Books Changed, new fees, licensing

Last updated on Sep 12, 2022
Find answers to commonly asked questions about Pantone Color books.
Color system manufacturers like Pantone create standardized colors for relaying color information across apps like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Standardized pre-loaded Color libraries, also known as Pantone Color books, will be phased out of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop in software updates released after August 16, 2022.

After November 2022, the only Pantone Color books that will remain are:

Pantone + CMYK Coated
Pantone + CMYK Uncoated
Pantone + Metallic Coated
Customers who rely on Pantone colors in their creative workflows will need a Pantone license via the Pantone Connect plugin available on Adobe Exchange.


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