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Color Libraries

Color Libraries

With effect from version 2021.3.1 , the following are also included as available color libraries:

  • Coloro 3500

  • YKK

With effect from 2020 September Edition (2020.3.1), Color Atlas by Archroma is included as an available color library.

Color libraries are displayed on the Materials tab.

Color libraries

You may add a color library in the following formats:

  • ACO

  • ASE

  • JSON

To add a color library:

  1. Click +.

    Add a color library

    A file explorer window is displayed.

  2. Navigate to the location of the color library file, and select it.

  3. Click Open. The color library is added to the available libraries.

  • You can also access the color libraries by, on the Materials tab, either:

    • Hovering over the material and clicking the color thumbnail.

    • Clicking the material and then clicking the color thumbnail in the Context view.

  • There is no limit to the number of color libraries you can add.

For more information, refer to Color Library and Picker Interface Reference.

Adding Photoshop Color Swatches

You can easily add your Photoshop color swatches to Lotta.

To export a color swatch or group of swatches:

  1. In Photoshop, go to the Swatches panel.

  2. Select the swatch or group of swatches you want to add to to Lotta.

  3. Click the flyout menu.

  4. Click Export Selected Swatches. A file explorer window is displayed.

  5. Navigate to where you want to save the file.

  6. In File name, type in a name for your file.

  7. Click Save. The swatch or group of swatches is saved as an ACO file.

  • Once you have exported the swatch or group of swatches, open Lotta and add the file by following the instructions at the top of this page.

  • By default, Photoshop saves color swatches in locations such as the following:

    • Windows

      C:\<User>AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2020\Presets\Color Swatches

    • Mac

      <User>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop 2020/Presets/Color Swatches

Note: The folder name depends on the software version you are using.


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