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Fireworks CS6 on Mavericks: bad color matching

Nov 26, 2013 10:08 AM

Tags: #error #color #bugs #eyedropper #eyedropper_tool #fireworks_cs6 #mavericks #mavericks_osx #eyedropper_probem

I've just spent the morning telling a client that they must be crazy— the fact that when opening their logo in Fireworks, and sampling the color to build matching elements— the color isn't... *OOPS, oh crap*... matching.


Not only when opening images in CS6, but taking screenshots of anything on-screen (with default OSX screenshot -or- any screenshot app) is giving me bad results in Fireworks.


Try this:


1. Go to the following site:


2. Download the main image there ( )


3. Open it up in Fireworks CS6 on Mavericks.


4. Either using the background eyedropper, or create a new rectangle and use that eyedropper, sample the 59136b.png image.


5. For me, Fireworks says this image color is #5A0B6D.


(I've attached 59136b.png here too)



Me system:
Fireworks CS6 — Fall 2012 27" iMac — Mac OSX 10.9


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