Multiple color swatch panels

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Please allow users to create, save, delete, import and export multiple custom swatch panels. Each panel should be able to contain it's own colors.
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tmmls

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Cristen Gillespie

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> Please allow users to create, save, delete, import and export multiple custom swatch panels. Each panel should be able to contain it's own colors.
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Why not simply allow sets, the way AI has done for some time now, and ID has followed suit? The panel (just one) could adopt many of the same features that the Brushes panel currently has for organizing, importing, and exporting sets. We could have as few as one, as many as our RAM permitted us, open at once, in just one panel, rather than duplicating the interface and taking up more room on our desktop.

Currently, we can do this through the Preset Manager if we create our own sets (preset files), but that's a very indirect and awkward way to handle sets of colors. I would also like to see gradient swatches added to the Swatches panel—reducing the need to work with more than one panel for a feature so closely related to solid color swatches.

Do you not agree that one panel with greater flexibility and organizational features would be better, and if not, would you say more about why you think we need multiple panels to select custom swatch sets?
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Allowing sets can also be a good alternative. Allowing gradient swatches to be added is also an excellent idea. And maybe is one panel better then multiple panels. The reason for requesting this feature is that it could be very usefull when colorizing comic books. It would be a huge improvement if designers could create panels / sets / ... with the colors and gradients specific to a comic book series. Allowing them to export and import them would make it possible to share these colors with team members, and making it possible to backup these settings.