Colors change in imported file

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Oct 11, 2016

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Hello.

When I view a graphic in Illustrator, the blue colors are cool, shading to grey. When I import that exact .ai file into FrameMaker, they turn almost aquamarine, very light and bright. Why did this happen and how can I fix it?

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What color model is used in AI? (CYMK or RGB) If not RGB, there's the further problem that Windows doesn't really support CMYK, and can trash colors regardless of what's happening in FM.

What, if any, color profile is assigned? (.e.g none, sRGB, AdobeRGB, etc.) FM has no color management, so any profile will not be applied during edit or downstream in the workflow.

I've never imported .ai files directly into FM, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are treated like EPS or PDF, and if so, what is displayed during edit in FM may be a low-res indexed dithered 8-bit color thumbnail/preview. You'd have to generate a PDF of the document and examine that to see if there's a real problem for the intended workflow.

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