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Colour Picker Tool [from tools panel]


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Hi Everyone,

I've got a request about colour picker working in all affinity apps.


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The one that you can pick from the tool palette or by hitting [I] on the keyboard.
I already noticed that this tool works within the document not like the one that picks the colour out of any place on the screen which is placed on the colour panel.


The request is more about working with colour books like PANTONE, and multiple entities of colour, so if I'm trying to pick Pantone colour with colour picker it gets converted to CMYK which is not preferred function by me. If I sample colour from for example other artwork, or within same document etc. I would like to have that information passed to the new item [fill or stroke] with info about colour used, not manually looking for it in the books.

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It would be great to have that functionality as already that colour picker works only within the document and artboard.
I would make like easier for people working with colour books. That functionality of colour picker tool works in illustrator - I know that designer is not illustrator, I know that this is different software. 

I'm just kindly asking developers to consider implementation.

In our company we design packaging almost exclusively with Pantone palette working and making our own colour palettes from Pantone colours for ranges of our products. I'm just saying that this functionality would improve work of a lot of people working with colour books like myself.

Thank you

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You might find the Swatches Panel and the built in Pantone colours useful.

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Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.3 
Affinity Designer 2.0.4 | Affinity Photo 2.0.4 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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4 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

You might find the Swatches Panel and the built in Pantone colours useful.

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Thank you :) but I know about built-in library and I'm using it on daily basis.

It's more about that if I'm building myself a document with colour palettes like this with applied Pantones I would like to pick colour rather than searching them in the library.

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17 minutes ago, LAdrian said:

so if I'm trying to pick Pantone colour with colour picker it gets converted to CMYK which is not preferred function by me. If I sample colour from for example other artwork, or within same document etc. I would like to have that information passed to the new item [fill or stroke] with info about colour used, not manually looking for it in the books.

So I understand. Are you asking for the colour picker to take a sampled, from the screen, colour and give you the Pantone colour?

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Affinity Designer 2.0.4 | Affinity Photo 2.0.4 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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In that example are you starting with the left square being a Pantone colour? And again, are you wanting to sample, from the screen, any colour and have the result given as a Pantone colour?

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Affinity Designer 2.0.4 | Affinity Photo 2.0.4 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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12 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

In that example are you starting with the left square being a Pantone colour? And again, are you wanting to sample, from the screen, any colour and have the result given as a Pantone colour?

Left swatch has Pantone already attached/picked, for example you are opening document with your palette of colours in Pantone that has been approved by client [swatches with Pantones colours applied]. And instead of searching them in the library you pick colour from "your" Pantone palette.

Maybe it's based on name of the colour:

if "picked colour" name is Pantone 551U
then apply Pantone 551U to source

etc.

 

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Are you not getting the Pantone colours when you sample? That is what the* GIFs show me. You select an object, sample the Pantone colour and that Pantone colour is applied to the object. Look at the Colours panel after you Sample.

* The continuously looping GIFs, I really wish people would not use them. I have no way of pausing them at any point to check the information they contain.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.3 
Affinity Designer 2.0.4 | Affinity Photo 2.0.4 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.4 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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The objects has assigned Pantone colours and colour picker is recognising that, therefore is assigning the sampled Pantone colour to new object based on information passed from source object. This functionality exist in Adobe Illustrator, even more if source object has assigned fill and stroke by sampling in can be passed to different object by one click.

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5 hours ago, LAdrian said:

if source object has assigned fill and stroke by sampling in can be passed to different object by one click.

Ctrl+C (Edit, Copy), Ctrl+Shift+V (Paste Style). 

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11 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Ctrl+C (Edit, Copy), Ctrl+Shift+V (Paste Style). 

Well I didn't think about it, wow such an inventive thinking, let get rid of colour picker then because we can copy and paste colours or type hexes in console.

I thought we are here to make product better not worse, it's not about taking things slow or finding the way or solution how to do thing without using illustrator or combination of keys or actions that takes 10min instead of 1 click.
Come on guys!

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12 hours ago, LAdrian said:

actions that takes 10min

Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Shift+V, does it take you 10 minutes? Hmm. 

For me - Color picker is the "picker", not "copycker". Therefore, with the fact that the color picker is used to picking color, and the copy/paste function is used to copy the style (fill and stroke color), I have no problem (maybe some Style Picker, something like Format Painter, would be useful for copying and applying styles). Of course, there is nothing to stop you from using any procedure while waiting for the function you require, the above copy/paste will serve me well. Just because it is transmitted including color name information, which I need sometimes.

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