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PANTONE Makes Its Color Library Plugin Free For All Adobe Creative Cloud Users
By Mikelle Leow, 08 Apr 2020
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To comfort creatives during the pandemic, industry leaders have started offering free resources to help nurture skill sets and boost productivity levels at home. Nikon and MoMA are giving free photography classes, Apple is delivering free e-books and audiobooks, and design filmmaker Gary Hustwit has been streaming his documentaries for all to enjoy.
Now, PANTONE has joined in to rally creative professionals by making the PANTONE Connect extension for Adobe Creative Cloud free until 1 July 2020.
The plugin—compatible with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign—offers full access to the most updated version of PANTONE Color Libraries, and lets you create and share palettes with collaborators, as well as organize, convert and cross-reference swatches.
Subscriptions for the extension are typically priced at US$4.99 per month or US$29.99 per year, but the color standard is currently sharing this service for free. You don’t have to provide your payment information, so your card won’t be charged by accident after 1 July.
Existing members who have already installed the extension will automatically receive three additional free months to their accounts.
The PANTONE Connect extension will include over 5,600 hues missing from Adobe Creative Cloud’s own PANTONE Swatch Libraries. These include 826 PANTONE Matching System (PMS) colors and the whole selection from the ‘Fashion, Home + Interiors’ system.
“Adversity often inspires the greatest creativity,” PANTONE writes in an email. “We look forward to seeing what you create during this unconventional time.”
To download the plugin, please click here.
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