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Pantone Connect

Pantone Connect is the only way to access over 15,000 market-relevant Pantone Colors found in over a dozen Pantone Libraries!

Pantone Connect is the only way to access over 15,000 market-relevant Pantone Colors found in over a dozen Pantone Libraries!

Pantone Connect is the digital platform that puts the power of Pantone right in your hands! Ten million designers the world over rely on Pantone for their color-critical decisions.

Pantone Connect is the only way to access 15,000+ essential brand, print, fashion, and packaging colors for use in your digital design projects. Packed with easy-to-use tools for inspiration, color extraction, matching, secure storage, and sharing of custom palettes, it's also now the only way to bring dynamic Pantone colors into your Adobe® design programs.

Pantone Connect Basic is FREE when you create an account. It includes access to 15,000+ Pantone Colors, Search, Pick, and Measure Tools with Pantone Reference Numbers, and the ability to save and share up to 10 palettes on web, mobile, or Adobe® Extension.

In the app, you can upgrade to Pantone Connect Premium, which includes all of Basic, PLUS a dozen more tools to create smarter, more impactful palettes. Premium also lets you save and share UNLIMITED palettes for work in all your Adobe® design programs.

Upgrade to Premium in-app for just $7.99*/mo OR $59.99*/yr. Try Premium FREE for 30-days when you subscribe. Cancel anytime. *Prices subject to change.

Key Features:

• Search/Finder – View thousands of colors in more than a dozen Pantone libraries to find exactly the colors you want.

• Pick – Select your desired colors for a given project and see Pantone Reference Numbers for each color selected.

• Measure – Use the Pantone Color Match Card with Pantone Connect Mobile App to capture color inspiration in the real world, wherever you find it.

• Convert – Find the nearest RGB/CMYK/Hex/L*a*b* color equivalents to Pantone colors or convert between Pantone colors in different libraries.

• Extract – Isolate colors in digital files and find their nearest Pantone color matches.

• View Color Data – Get critical color info including RGB/CMYK/Hex/L*a*b* data.

• Color Story – NEW mood board function lets you use 1, 3, or 5 images to create a color collage and isolate relevant colors to create your own original color story.

• Color Harmonies and Color Shades – Build smarter palettes leveraging Pantone's powerful color psychology and theory tools to find ideal pairings for your preferred colors.

• Accessibility Support – See how your palettes may appear to people with common color blindness.

• Light & Dark Simulations – Compare your color choices against light and dark backgrounds.

• Share – Send palettes to everyone who needs to use or review your color schemes.

• Collaborate – Build consensus and ensure quality control up and down your entire design workflow.

Color Match Card and Measure Tool

When paired with Pantone's Color Match Card, the Pantone Connect app can calibrate your mobile phone's camera to act as a remarkably accurate color measurement tool. Captured colors are quickly matched to their nearest Pantone Colors and identified for use in your design work. Pantone Color Match Card sold separately.

Installation Instructions & Troubleshooting
Install from this Adobe® Exchange page. After installation, restart Adobe® and go to Window -> Extensions -> Pantone Connect to open the extension.

Don't see it, or get an error message? Many extensions including Pantone Connect, have had install issues on the Exchange platform. If you are unsuccessful with the above instructions, visit and download the Pantone Connect ZXP file from https://pantone-connect-resources.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Pantone-Connect-prod-V1.0.7.zxp and install the ZXP with Anastasiy's Extension Manager: https://install.anastasiy.com/

An internet connection is required during use of Pantone Connect.
We've made important color space bug fixes in this latest version:
- When adding a spot color to swatches (PMS, TCX) in InDesign, the color now passes as spot instead of a process color
- Color Bridge and CMYK guide colors are now added to Swatches and documents as process colors, thus keeping their CMYK values intact. Be sure to have your document settings set as CMYK for these color values to apply correctly.

Teams and Enterprise:

Please use the unsigned ZXP file available from Pantone. Contact us at support@pantone.com to get in touch with our team.



After downloading Pantone Connect, you will need to close and restart your Adobe application. After restart, go to Window--Extensions--Pantone Connect to open the extension.

If install was not successful, proceed to directions using ZXP download from our product page on Pantone.com and the Anastasiy Extension Manager. Contact us via support@pantone.com if you require assistance, we are very happy to help get you up and running quickly!