Color dialog: Black/White/Gray as Basic Colors; hex input

Ingo Rau shared this idea 6 months ago
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Wouldn't it be sensible (and easy) to add Black, White and several Grays (e.g. 20%/40%/50%/60%/80%) to the list of basic colors in the color selection dialog? Now it's always a hassle using the advanced selection (and almost impossible to get identical gray values).

Speaking of identical values: It would also be very helpful to have ahex input field (including alpha value) on the Advanced tab. Right now, you cannot really reproduce manually selected colors.

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Good day Ingo,

thanks for a test. Issue with 4-letters in case of 100% opacity fixed.


Extra field for alpha does not fit well UI and also two options how to set alpha are little bit confusing I think. I've at least added one small secret option ... you may now insert 8-letters color code into HEX value in format ARGB, so you may set alpha here precisely ;).

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Good day Ingo,

this is something I wanted to do quite a long time ago. Even this is probably not too often usable feature, I believe it find it's usage ... at least I hope.


In next version:

- option in first tab will be limited to 22 colors that were analyzed as "most contrast and easily visible even to people with color visibility problems ( source of information in really interesting PDF file here ).

- added new third tab with option to set color by HEX/RGB or HSV value


Enjoy it.

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Great, thx! Always nice to have an "idea" you were also thinking about ;)

Also, interesting stuff about colors. Didn't read through the whole doc, but sounds like some people really thought about this stuff...

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Hi Menion!

Just checked it out in 3.25: Very nice, but one hiccup: When the opaqueness level is 100%, the Hex value is initially always displayed with 4 characters, not 6. For any other opaqueness, it works well. Seems to be some wrong "simplification" of the value.

And if I may wish for one more thing: Could you add the alpha value to the hex input, too? That would make it easier to copy-and-paste exact colors without having to fiddle with the opaqueness slider...

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Good day Ingo,

thanks for a test. Issue with 4-letters in case of 100% opacity fixed.


Extra field for alpha does not fit well UI and also two options how to set alpha are little bit confusing I think. I've at least added one small secret option ... you may now insert 8-letters color code into HEX value in format ARGB, so you may set alpha here precisely ;).

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Thx, that's all I need :) I use mostly solid colors anyway, so I just put an FF in front to override your default of 75% (or whatever it is) - easy!

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Hi Menion

I recently used that ARGB "hidden feature" - strange thing: works fine, unless you use FF for the alpha channel. Then the opacity doesn't change at all. Even something like FE999999 works, but not FF999999.

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Confirmed fixed in Beta 3.27.1.2 - thx!

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