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Transfer Color Picker swatches between Macs Apps
Many applications these days (such as Pages, Keynote, iWeb, and Microsoft Office) use OS X's built in Color Panel to allow users to select the color for their objects. At the bottom of this Color Panel is a place to store swatches of colors. This is very useful if you are creating multiple pages in iWeb, for example, and you want to keep the colors consistent.

But what if you want to work on the project on more then one computer? How do you transfer those swatches from one computer to the other? After digging around, I found that the swatches were stored in a preference file in your home folder:
~/Library/Colors/NSColorPanelSwatches.plist
Just copy this from one computer to the similar location in the other, and you have transfered your Color Panel swatches.

Note: If you already have swatches setup on the target computer, that file will already exist. If you want to be able to go back to those swatches, make sure you back that file up somewhere else first.
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Transfer Color Picker swatches between Macs
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 08, '06 01:02:44PM

Fantastic! This will be useful for me right away, because I work on graphics projects and I use more than one Mac, often, in this work. Til now I've been using Photoshop's swatches, and then the Apple Color Picker's version of the 'eyedropper' [which they unhelpfully changed to a magnifying glass icon, as if it were a magnifying tool and not a color sucker].

Thanks!

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Transfer Color Picker swatches between Macs
Authored by: nvdingo on Jun 08, '06 06:04:43PM

don't forget, this doesn't just mean you can transfer swatches, you can use Automator to create a workflow for switching palettes too!!!

that's what i am going to do.



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Transfer Color Picker swatches between Macs
Authored by: zpjet on Jun 09, '06 02:07:55PM

i guess it would be worth to find out how to sync this file via dot mac by adding it to dot mac preferences...



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