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How can I fix the screwed up color swatches in the updated 2020 photoshop?

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I need to know how to undo the stupidity that adobe did to the color swatches in photoshop. I liked it the way it was, and I litterally HATE the screwed up, worthless, junk they did to it. What idiot decided it would be a good idea to put them in a bunch of folders? Only a true fool would do that...

 

This is what it looks like now, the fool that did this must have been drunk or high on crack or something...

 

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How can I undo what the dopey drunk fool did that did this, and get the color swatches back like they were? 

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Correct answer by Jeff Arola | Adobe Community Professional

You can load the old Default Swatches from Required folder in the Photoshop program folder (windows) or Photoshop Application (mac right click show package contents) if you still have an older photoshop version installed.

 

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How can I fix the screwed up color swatches in the updated 2020 photoshop?

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I need to know how to undo the stupidity that adobe did to the color swatches in photoshop. I liked it the way it was, and I litterally HATE the screwed up, worthless, junk they did to it. What idiot decided it would be a good idea to put them in a bunch of folders? Only a true fool would do that...

 

This is what it looks like now, the fool that did this must have been drunk or high on crack or something...

 

color_swatches_all_screwed_up.png

 

How can I undo what the dopey drunk fool did that did this, and get the color swatches back like they were? 

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Correct answer by Jeff Arola | Adobe Community Professional

You can load the old Default Swatches from Required folder in the Photoshop program folder (windows) or Photoshop Application (mac right click show package contents) if you still have an older photoshop version installed.

 

swa.png

 

 

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You can drag swatches in /out of groups. To take them out click on the first in the group , shift click on the last then drag them above the groups to take them out. 

To put them in a group drag onto a folder

 

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Thank you for the quick reply. And thank you very much for trying to help.

 

However that wasn't what I was looking for. I just need to know how to completely undo the damage that adobe did with this "update" without having to drag from a bunch of folders and rearange in a new folder. I just need to know how to put them back exactly like they were before the so called "update". 

 

I suppose I was hoping that someone from adobe would read my post, feel ashamed enough of what they did that they would offer up a soloution like, "Do this, then click this button and restrart photoshop and it'll be back exactly like it was. We apologize for our stupidity in doing this and will refrain from ever doing it in the future." That'ts what they should do but knowing how the arrogant pieces of junk are, that probably won't ever happen...

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YESSS IT' REALLY IS THAT FRUSTRATING!

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JoeH I sure appreciate your viewpoint! Did you ever resolve this? It is killing me; I am vowing to quit Photoshop forever.

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You can load the old Default Swatches from Required folder in the Photoshop program folder (windows) or Photoshop Application (mac right click show package contents) if you still have an older photoshop version installed.

 

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Thank you Jeff. I was able to do that, and it worked!

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joeh87907460, Can you please go through the steps of how to do that? I still have an older version of Photoshop on the computer (Mac) but have no idea how to get the swatches from there into the new version. Like you, I find the new swatch system moronic. Thank you!

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I even went as far as exporting CC2019's default swatches as an ASE to reimport it, then dragged all the swatches out of the folder 🙂

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This does NOT work. The Color Swatches folder is empty. As the OP stated, "What idiot thought this was a great idea?" I bet if life was a cartoon where we all had light bulbs appear over our heads; that person would have spawned a busted Christmas bulb......................

 

So, what magic fix do you have now that is NOT  a "canned note" company response?

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Jeff Arola, I still have Photoshop 2018 on my computer. Can you please give detailed, step-by-step for morons instructions on how to load the old swatches into the new Photoshop? I am now running the 21.1.0 version (just switched over to supposedly fix an issue) and also absolutely hate the new swatch system. Makes my work so much slower and cumbersome! Thank you.

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Sujeka,

 

What operating system are you using?

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I still can't get the default swatches to load. Any other suggestions?

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Karen did you ever find a way? I cannot either and am incredibly frustrated. I'm on newest verion of PS (21.2.1) and newest Mac OS. 

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