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Affinity photo multiple eye dropper point like Photoshop

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I'm doing precise colour correction and currently Photoshop is stuck to 4 different eye dropper on one image. I can then define each eye dropper point settings like: grayscale, RGB or CMYK.

Currently in Affinity Photo, it seems I can only use one. It would be thrilling to use several like in Photoshop and even better to have more than 4 available!

 

Is it planned?

 

Thanks,

 

Nicolas

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Hi Nicolas,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

To add more samplers, first go to View ▸ Studio ▸ Info, to open the info panel (on the bottom right of the interface), then go to the menu on top right of the Info panel and select Add New Sampler.

You can define the colour format clicking on the first icon on each colour sampler in the Info panel.

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Hi, 

 

Thanks for the tutorial. Not very intuitive when you come from Photoshop but it works. One caveat though, it impossible to differentiate one sampler from an other? Is it? Like numbers? All the eye dropper marks are the same!!

 

Thx.

 

Nicolas

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Hi, 

 

Thanks for the tutorial. Not very intuitive when you come from Photoshop but it works. One caveat though, it impossible to differentiate one sampler from an other? Is it? Like numbers? All the eye dropper marks are the same!!

 

Thx.

 

Nicolas

 

 

Hi Nicolas,

When you have the sampler set to Cursor (arrow icon) it doesn't show the sampler position on canvas. If you set it to Target (the icon below) the sampler position is shown on canvas. You can use this to identify/position each of the samplers individually on canvas.

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Why can’t I see any sample point when I set the sample? I’ve tried it like everyone has mentioned, I think I got to see one sample point crosshair. Although I don’t know how I did it. Help please.

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Hi evtonic,

You have to click on the target icon in the Info panel to be able to reposition the sampler on canvas. When you create a new sampler the target is placed on the top left corner on the canvas by default. Click and drag to position it wherever you want. If you can't find it you can reset the sampler position dragging a new one from the target icon in the Info panel to the canvas (the loupe will appear to help you place it precisely while you drag it). Let me know if you still have trouble.

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That's good but we really need to add numbers next to positions in order to work efficiently. The unlimited Targets tagged with numbers will be the function that help me to move out of Photoshop for good.

 

Nicolas

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That's good but we really need to add numbers next to positions in order to work efficiently. The unlimited Targets tagged with numbers will be the function that help me to move out of Photoshop for good.

 

Nicolas

you also still can not adjust the size of the sampling area of any point, bummer  :)

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And how do you delete those sample points? I have 2 and only needed one, and would like to delete one of them.

Do I just select the move tool and drag them off the page?

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Info panel menu > remove selected sampler, or to hide click the sampler arrow in the info panel.

 

Bit mindless today forgot to say you have to click select the sampler in the info panel!  And it does work in beta 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi, I want to continue/reopen this again...

In version 1.7.3 I can add two points the way this is described in the manual and the above mentioned help. However, I would like to have some more points. Is this possible? Nothing happens if I click 'add new sampler'. the third replaces the second.

In addition, a number next to each point would be very helpful indeed!

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54 minutes ago, Hansie said:

Hi, I want to continue/reopen this again...

In version 1.7.3 I can add two points the way this is described in the manual and the above mentioned help. However, I would like to have some more points. Is this possible? Nothing happens if I click 'add new sampler'. the third replaces the second.

In addition, a number next to each point would be very helpful indeed!

Just a comment: It's generally better not to reopen such an old discussion, especially from one of the "archive" forums. Response and discussion will probably be better if you start a new discussion, in general.

However, since you asked: On Windows I can add as many samplers as I want. The Info panel has a scroll bar, and I just scroll down to see the additional samplers.

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Thanks Walt! I was not aware that this was archive forum. I will take that into account next time.

Regarding that scrolling, I am using Mac version...now I know that it should work, at least in Windows, I tried again. I had to undock the info panel and enlarge its length to see that there was indeed an extra point added below the first two. And with that scrolling became possible! So thank you for this tip!

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1 minute ago, Hansie said:

Thanks Walt! I was not aware that this was archive forum. I will take that into account next time.

Regarding that scrolling, I am using Mac version...now I know that it should work, at least in Windows, I tried again. I had to undock the info panel and enlarge its length to see that there was indeed an extra point added below the first two. And with that scrolling became possible! So thank you for this tip!

You're welcome.

I don't think you should have needed to undock the panel, though. The scroll bar should have been there from the start, with it docked. That might be worth a search for known problems, or a post in the current Questions forum for Mac to see if others experience the same issue.

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