I'm having problems selecting colors in Adobe Fireworks CS5 because when I select a color (either through the color swatches, the color mixer or the windows color picker) it will snap to one of those which are already present in the swatches window. So say I select color #2a2a2a, Fireworks will transform it into #333333 and I'll only be allowed to use that one.

Is there a way to stop this behavior?

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Make sure "Snap to web safe" is turned off in the context menu of the color picker.

A Screenshot of the menu option


Sounds like you might be using 8-bit (256-color) mode. Have you tried changing the bit depth of your project, or changing the available colors? (See this Adobe knowledgebase article on the latter.)


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