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When using single screen and starting the program for the first time, you will not see any Color libraries, because you need to open them. At the bottom left corner of the window there is the books icon  to open the Color libraries manager. The column size you can adjust by dragging the "...." icon on the left of the open color libraries.

Before any library is opened, the space will be empty, and none is shown. From the button  from the Library menu on the right, go to Open… and then choose any library with the extension .vdb. from your system. You can have as many Color libraries loaded as you like. They will be available from the unfolded list.


Library Setup 

By default the column and rows settings are in 1/1. If you wish to have more than one Color library open, first you need to indicate so from the libraries wheel icon  . A dialog pops up, where you can choose how many columns and rows you want to view.

For example, two columns will imply to have two spaces for two different Color libraries.

The color space and amount of colors in color libraries, are indicated at the bottom of the color library gallery. Amount of colors are indicated in 3 parts, e.g.: the color library contains 1925 colors (first), shown are 1925 colors (second) and 2 colors (third) are selected.

Library Layouts

You can view libraries color and color informations with customized generated or installed default layouts (.lyt) that you can select via  in:


Refer to section Sample Layouts and Templates for more information.

It opens the Layouts Setup dialog where you can define the size, composition, arrangement and viewing color names. With 'Load...' button you can select and load the default layouts with extension .lyt, in case we wish to change the layout of color patches. 

PANTONE® Color Libraries

PANTONE® libraries are installed within neoTextil installation in same location like other provided libraries. They are identified with PANTONE® name and can be opened to create colorways creations. The libraries are protected and cannot be copied or modified. 

The libraries have a predefined color layout style. When working with custom layouts, you can reset back to the PANTONE® color layout style with option 'Default' in the Layout Setup dialog.