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Although the range of picker types you have is quite wonderful, I'm used to working with HSB/V (Brightness or Value) instead of HSL (for lightness.) It's a common way of specifying colors especially in the land of video. HSL is a similar user experience, but there are a lot of times where it just makes sense to think of 100% brightness (which, to get the same RGB value, somehow works out to 50% lightness.)

 

(And as you probably know, Adobe Photoshop's picker has HSB, not HSL.)

 

This website does a great job of dynamically showing the difference:

 

http://colorizer.org

 

Would you consider adding this option to Designer/Photo/Photo for iPad? Thanks.

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Agreed. Please add HSB! 

 

HSL is a werido. The 'L' adjusts not one variable, but two. Where S is an expected 0-100%. The L 100% is really at 50%, adding black down to 0%, and adding white up to 100%. HSB is more sensible, 1 variable for each slider. Its better usability has made it more dominate in all the drawing and design apps. I think HSL would be dead if it weren't for javascript.

 

If you want to get real progressive, also change LAB for HSLuv/HSBuv, which provides a human perception based color picker, that humans can actually use! (I've never met anybody who thinks in LAB)

 

Finally, provide a mac color picker button in the Affinity color tab (not just menus)

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Definitely this. +1000

I was very surprised not to see HSV(B). There is nothing wrong with it and it is everywhere. For me it is much more intuitive than HSL. HSL is indeed weird. Right now I have to learn HSL because of Affinity instead of just using easy HSV(B) right away.

This is what puzzles me: In certain areas Affinity apps just copy Adobe apps (too much) with all the Adobe shortcomings but in this case they totally deviate from the standards and replace HSV(B) with HSL.

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I too was surprised there is no HSB=HSV

 

In fact I got caught out creating diagrams for a book thinking I was using HSB.

 

I suspect user research would find that more people want HSB than HSL.

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Please, please add HSB. All the UI design resources I use and come across use HSB instead of HSL, primarily because Sketch is so dominant in the Mac world of designers (I use Win10).

 

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HSV all the way. Using HSL throws me off all the time and it is frustrating as hell. 😫

The issue exists in both, Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer 1.8.x

 

Edited by pixy
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HSV please, it's more intuitive for people who are used to working with physical paints. HSL is useful for color and tone separation. HSV is better for choosing colors in an intuitive way.

Affinity has always had a very innovative business model, but it is often missing some very basic features that are preventing real professionals from switching, once and for all, to Affinity or that are giving professionals another excuse to go back to Adobe for example.

I love Affinity. Please add this feature and maybe the articles will stop calling Affinity things like "a low budget alternative" or "for beginners". Shut them up.

For users, please make as much noise as you can in this thread!

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I add my vote.


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No hsv/hsb i have to go back to Adobe :(

 

its to hard to hue-shift colors without normal hsv/hsb picker.

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