Upcoming Illustrator feature promises color extraction/remapping

Color me (🙄) skeptical on this one:

Import images or photographs into your library. Illustrator will analyze the images in order to extract the color palettes. If there’s a specific palette that you want to try, simply select the image to easily apply the color—you’ll notice that all fill colors in your artwork updates simultaneously.

This all strikes me as eerily reminiscent of the Live Color demos from CS3 10+ years ago (or hey, if you wanna feel even older, remember Adobe Kuler? no, just me?). I don’t doubt that the color remapping work, I just doubt—with extreme prejudice—that any normal humans will know how to take the time to set up these themes in their artwork.

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2 thoughts on “Upcoming Illustrator feature promises color extraction/remapping

  1. I agree that this may not be a highly-used feature and it is reminiscent of Kuler. I seldom use Illustrator so this feature really isn’t a big deal for me, but I can see use cases where it would be really useful (such as a new designer being tasked with matching prior art work when the original files aren’t available, but a scan is). Be well.

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