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    Default A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    Good afternoon.

    I have a very old tool, Microsoft's Image Composer, that I still use as a supplement to Xara. Unfortunately, I've been moved to a new computer at work, one without a CD drive, so I am unable to install Image Composer on this new box.

    One of the tools I used a lot was its Color Picker. I could hover the little eyedropper over a pixel and it would identify the RGB or HSV code of the pixel. Using that, I could create the color in Xara. With no longer having access to IC, I'd like to see a similar tool in Xara or a modification to an existing one.

    If, however, I've simply missed how this can be done in Xara, already, please, someone, clue me in. I've looked, but haven't seen anything that applies.

    Thanx in advance for any assistance.

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    At the bottom left is an eye dropper. It works both in your Xara application and outside it.

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    Or Ctrl + e to open the Color Editor. Select RGB Color Model. Drag the eyedropper over the color you want to sample.
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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    the eyedropper mike mentions will give you the HSV [or the colourline palette colour if that is appropriate]

    the colour editor gary mentioned wiil give you HSV by default, but you can then switch to RGB

    make sure you do not have objects selected or you may recolour them by accident
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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    If you really want Image Composer: on a computer with a CD/DVD drive, copy the content onto a USB thumb drive and install from there.

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    There is a tiny desktop app/program that will give you all the values.

    Its called Pixie and you can get at at the following link:

    http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.php

    You get the Hex, HTML#, RGB, CMYK & HSV all at one glance

    Hope it is of use

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    Download AutoHotKey. This comes with a Windows Spy script that dynamically shows the RGB colour under the pointer.

    Or work on your own with:
    ^!z:: ; Control+Alt+Z hotkey.MouseGetPos, MouseX, MouseY
    PixelGetColor, color, %MouseX%, %MouseY%
    MsgBox The color at the current cursor position is %color%.
    return
    Limited but easy to enhance.

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    Quote Originally Posted by mwenz View Post
    At the bottom left is an eye dropper. It works both in your Xara application and outside it.
    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Or Ctrl + e to open the Color Editor. Select RGB Color Model. Drag the eyedropper over the color you want to sample.
    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    the eyedropper mike mentions will give you the HSV [or the colourline palette colour if that is appropriate]

    the colour editor gary mentioned wiil give you HSV by default, but you can then switch to RGB

    make sure you do not have objects selected or you may recolour them by accident
    Thank you for the replies, guys! Those are a big help. I've had Xara for years, and always thought the eyedropper would only change the color of an object.

    Learn something new everyday!

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris M View Post
    If you really want Image Composer: on a computer with a CD/DVD drive, copy the content onto a USB thumb drive and install from there.
    I do. There are a lot of times when the clean. pixel by pixel format of IC is very useful. I didn't know it would load from a thumb drive. That's good to know.

    Thanx!

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    Default Re: A tool to identify the RGB of a selected color

    Quote Originally Posted by dutchim View Post
    There is a tiny desktop app/program that will give you all the values.

    Its called Pixie and you can get at at the following link:

    http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.php

    You get the Hex, HTML#, RGB, CMYK & HSV all at one glance

    Hope it is of use
    That would be of great use, actually. Thanx!

 

 

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