Recently the news went viral on the social media about the termination of Adobe’s licensing deal with Pantone LLC. This has led constraints for many communities who use Pantone Colour Palette.
Recently the news went viral that caused a lot of concern in the fashion and Designer’s field. For the unversed, the news relates to the pantone Colours. Adobe terminated licensing deal with Pantone LLC. Based at Carlstadt, New Jersey, the latter is a company known for the PMS (Pantone Matching System). Their colours finds applications in variety of industries, notably graphic design, fashion design, product design, and printing and manufacturing. Also, the colours find use in various coated and uncoated materials, cotton, polyester, nylon and plastics. What means is that some of the images in the .psd format loaded into Adobe having unlicensed Pantone colours will show as Black.
Queries arise as Adobe terminated Licensing deal with Pantone
As Adobe terminated Licensing deal with Pantone, it triggered curiosity amongst many users of the Adobe and Pantone. For instance, employees of Fashion Industries and Designers were intrigued to know if they had to pay royalty every time one uses a Pantone colour. Although Pantone itself does not own any specific colour and it is just a colour matching service. In fact, Pantone is a library of defined and named colours. However, most of the people are not aware of the fact, that they just own the name and the index number for colour in their library.
For instance, if a customer requires a logo and a designer creates it using a Pantone Colour, the customer has the exact surety of using the exact colour of the Palette. As Adobe terminated licensing deal, it has opened a Pandora’s box. There is a whole Pandora’s Box in asking why in 2022 a proprietary image processing package on a flawed monthly subscription model still has such a hold on designers, but as far as Hackaday readers are concerned there should be nothing to worry about.