Some of the Pantone Color Books that are pre-loaded in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop will be phased-out from future software updates starting in August 2022. To access the complete set of Pantone Color Books, Pantone requires customers to purchase a premium license through Pantone Connect and install a plug-in using Adobe Exchange.
For more information, please refer to the following FAQ pages:
From the FAQ : Why is access to pantone color books changing?
Pantone’s licensing with Adobe was adjusted...
I think that means, the profit margin was adjusted...
It started in Illustrator 88 and now after 34 years... 😞
I'm afraid that Met is just right about the reason for the adjustments.
No corny epitaph required.
I think Pantone has forgotten that before its Libraries were included in Adobe software, it was just a tiny printing ink company from Carlstadt, New Jersey.
You may want to save your favorite Libraries before they "go away."
The ASE can be imported into Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop.