The default black type is 333333. How do I change the default to 000000?

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Changing default type settings. I want a pure black. But instead of defaulting to 000000 I get this grayish black 333333 that I have to change EVERY TIME. Extremely frustrating. Who decided that everyone wants 333333?
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Hi there -- You can customize the font color in any text block by adding your desired hex value in the text color box on the formatting toolbar, but there isn't a way to change the *default* text color for the entire template from within the editor. Our design team does make color and design choices for each gallery template with our customers' end use and preferences in mind. They do their best to leave the majority of the template elements customizable using the drag & drop editor.

If you would like to change the default text color of the template or permanently alter any other design elements of a gallery template, our design team can do that for you as part of our template tailoring service. Starting at $149, we’ll customize any single readymade template with your brand’s colors, logo, text styles and social media links. This might be a great option for you if you feel like the options for customization available to you in the editor are limiting.

Let me know if you’re up for that. I can connect you with a member of our Concierge team!
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That's very disappointing. Why do they decide that we don't want a pure black but rather a grayish black. What's the data behind such a decision?
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$149, just so we can have a basic black?
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Hey there -- I'm sorry you're disappointed. I did just learn that in the past, there was no default font color set in the editor. We set a default color so that we could ensure that your recipients are seeing the same color you're seeing there in the editor. Otherwise, their browser could have been rendering a color of its choosing that was different than what your browser chose while working in the editor.

The fee only comes into play here if you want to change the "default" color of a template because that requires us to edit the code of that template. You still have the ability to assign basic black to your font it you'd like.