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This actually applies to all three programs in the Suite. The color picker in CMYK when used in click-and-drag mode,  runs into a problem with its local readout when the first two elements (C,M,) are both 100. When that happens, the field length for the readout does not expand far enough, and the K value is truncated at one or two digits, depending on the number of digits in the Y value. When that happens, the only way to get the accurate K reading is to let go of the mouse, so the full set of readings appears in the palette on the side. But this is quite a nuisance when it happens. I've made the attached screen capture video to demonstrate. 

This is in Windows 8.1, using a 1920 x 1200 monitor.

The video is in .MOV format. If it doesn't run properly, I'll upload another one in a different format. Let me know if it's necessary.

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We have made fixes/improvements to the colour picker UI in the latest Windows customer beta. If you would like to try these changes the beta software is available in the forum posts listed below.

The latest beta builds are downloadable from links at the top of each of these beta forum posts.

These betas install parallel, next to the release version (they do not overwrite your release) and so the fixes can be tried in the beta without affecting your normal workflow in the release version. #when using beta builds, please work on copies of your files, as 1.8.0 uses a more advanced version of the file format than 1.7.3

Once these programs have been through a full beta process the change will be released in a future free 1.8.0 update/patch to all customers.


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

Latest releases on each platform 

 

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