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I find myself using the colour picker exceptionally regularly because it is so convenient. In theory, I love the fact that I can use two fingers and select a range of colours across fixtures, but in practice, I often find that it is of limited use because I perhaps want different shades of the same colour and I can't get my fingers close enough on the screen to make that happen. As such, I end up manually going through the fixture range and selecting a slightly different colour for each.

As such, my feature request would be a "double tap to zoom" colour picker, which gives a larger view of a limited range of colours, meaning that it is possible to use the two finger to select a range system more accurately for closely associated colours. Or perhaps a better way I haven't thought of. I noted another post showing custom colour pickers and I may look to do a few of those myself, but it would be brilliant if every colour had its own custom zoomed picker.

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Hi Neil,

Thanks for your comments, that’s great to hear. 

1 hour ago, Neil Macmillan said:

I often find that it is of limited use because I perhaps want different shades of the same colour and I can't get my fingers close enough on the screen to make that happen.

You should find if you pinch your thumb and finger you can get a small variation. If you are spreading across the colour picker (X axis), you are changing the hue, which will give you quite a range of colours without moving your fingers very much. However if you go down the colour picker (Y axis), you are spreading the saturation, which gives you a little bit finer control. 

Remember the order of the spread is the order of selection, so for a random spread select the fixtures in a random order - groups will record the order, so these can be useful to then spread colours across. 

Hope this helps,

Edward

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I'm unfortunately a 6'2 guy with hands to match so perhaps not the most delicate person for the job. I find that even with my fingers fully together I'm still getting say an orange through to a green in the hue direction, or a colour then a fairly desaturated white tone in the saturation direction.

Where I noticed it significantly was when I wanted to do a gradient of orange to yellow tones down the hall for a halloween event and there was just no pinching my fingers that close. Subtle, but enough that it can be seen there was a change in tones. If there was a thought for a zoom option, then it would be great.

Good tip on the order of selection too. Will find a use for that feature sometime I suspect!

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1 hour ago, Neil Macmillan said:

I'm unfortunately a 6'2 guy with hands to match so perhaps not the most delicate person for the job.

Geez, I've told them so many times - us blokes don't have girls fingers for all of these tiny dialogue boxes, effects selections and teeny weeny narrow scroll bars - and we have fingers as rough as a badger's sitty-down areas after a couple of days up a ladder rigging!!!

There're two of us now telling them this, hopefully they'll listen! 😁

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44 minutes ago, kgallen said:

Don't take this at face value, the order selection is a*** backwards sometimes... a bug not yet fixed...

This is not a bug I’m aware of? Just tested this and it seems to be working correctly. 

How recently did you come across this? Was the order an exact reverse of your selection order?

Edward

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48 minutes ago, Edward- Z88 said:

This is not a bug I’m aware of? Just tested this and it seems to be working correctly. 

How recently did you come across this? Was the order an exact reverse of your selection order?

Hi Edward: I'm referring to ZOS-8569 (interested when this will be fixed or if it already is and I've missed it in the Release Notes!).

Regards, Kevin

We discussed 8569 a couple of times, regards GROUP and P/T grid (the second is in Beta - some readers might not be able to see it):

 

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13 hours ago, kgallen said:

Geez, I've told them so many times - us blokes don't have girls fingers for all of these tiny dialogue boxes, effects selections and teeny weeny narrow scroll bars - and we have fingers as rough as a badger's sitty-down areas after a couple of days up a ladder rigging!!!

There're two of us now telling them this, hopefully they'll listen! 😁

I get the feeling the idea was politely declined. Manual selection of colours it is for me!

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7 hours ago, Neil Macmillan said:

I get the feeling the idea was politely declined. Manual selection of colours it is for me!

Haha it hasn't been declined, it has been noted! It won't be in the next software update, but is something we will prioritise dependent on the number of requests.

If you have any questions let me know.

Edward

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