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James Strecker
Eyedropper picking wrong colors
on Jun 4, 2018 at 9:08:08 pm

Yo.

I've looked all over the internet for an answer to this, and it seems it's never been resolved. So I'm HOPING someone else here has dealt with this before and knows what to do...

Long story short, my eyedropper tool in PS CC 19.1.4 (all up to date) will not pick the right color when I'm in Proof Colors mode (View > Proof Colors), which is currently set to Monitor RGB. I have it set this way because I do a lot of webcomic coloring and screen-accurate colors are a must. I have never had this problem until a couple days ago, where if I'm in Proof Colors mode, the eyedropper will still choose the non-Proof version of whatever color I'm clicking. AKA, it'll still choose the "real" color "underneath," if that makes any sense. But it seems like it sometimes chooses the wrong color when it's not on Proof Colors, too, so it's unpredictable. I've never had this happen until recently, so I don't know what to do to fix it.

Every answer I've seen online has had something to do with the eyedropper's sample size not being set to "Point Sample." It IS set to this, as this is the default and I've never touched it. I can sit there and click the eyedropper on a color and visibly see it is not the same color in the sample ring, since they overlap and it's often a darker sample. So effectively I can't do anything accurately right now because the tool is blatantly not working.

I've tried updating PS (it's now fully updated), re-installing it, restarting my computer...the usual fixes. No change. Please, PLEASE tell me somebody knows what to do here...

Thank you,

James Strecker
JTS Entertainment
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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Eyedropper picking wrong colors
on Jun 5, 2018 at 3:45:11 pm

This begs the question: Why use color management? If you set it to "no color management" it should default to monitor RGB and you wouldn't have to use proof colors at all, methinks.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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James Strecker
Re: Eyedropper picking wrong colors
on Jun 14, 2018 at 2:02:37 am

And how would one go about doing this? In my Color Settings, I see no "no color management" option. Under "Color Management Policies," all are set to "Off," but I haven't touched those so I assume that means that's the default.

James Strecker
JTS Entertainment
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James Strecker
Re: Eyedropper picking wrong colors
on Jun 14, 2018 at 2:15:02 am

Never mind -- I set RGB to "Monitor RGB" under "Working Spaces." Thanks for the tip. Your response wasn't super directive but it put me on the right path, I guess.

James Strecker
JTS Entertainment
http://www.youtube.com/JTSEntertainment


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Angie Taylor
Re: Eyedropper picking wrong colors
on Jun 17, 2018 at 7:14:15 am
Last Edited By Angie Taylor on Jun 17, 2018 at 7:22:41 am

You can also hold down the Command key when sampling color to make it more accurate. Also, when in the Adobe Color picker, make sure to have the correct "Mode" selected. For example, you may only have the "Brightness" checkbox selected?

cheers,

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