HSL Color Editor?

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Posted 2 years ago by John Dunn
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Just wondering if you have thought of implementing an HSL mode for your color editor? It's usually a more intuitive way for users to select colors and most graphic software supports this mode.

Something like this

 

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Posted 2 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi John,

We do have a similar picker (just the center is square instead of triangle) in Editors that you can see on the screenshot at this page:

https://www.actiprosoftware.com/products/controls/wpf/editors


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Posted 2 years ago by John Dunn
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I should have been more clear. I am aware of the picker - I was asking for being able to pick, either via the color picker or sliders, a color from the HSL color space. HSL is also more clearly represented via a triangle.

 

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Posted 2 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi John,

So you mean that you'd like to swap in HSL edit boxes on the right in place of the RGB ones now?  Or are you looking for them to be in addition to the RGB ones?


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Posted 2 years ago by John Dunn
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Either would work but probably adding HSL controls would be the most useful.

Posted 2 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi John,

To confirm, you like to be able to input the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness values directly via the keyboard instead of (or addition to) using the RGB text entry.  Do you have any screenshot URLs of other color pickers that have HSL input that you'd like to emulate?


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Posted 2 years ago by John Dunn
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I've been using a graphics program called Affinity Designer ( https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/designer/ ) which has a pretty comprehensive color picker. I've posted some screen shots here - https://imgur.com/a/XiMxM

Posted 2 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi John,

We love Affinity Designer too and now use it in place of Adobe Illustrator.  

Looking at our ColorPicker control in Editors, the problem is that we already have 5 rows of text entry.  There is a hex color TextBox, and edit boxes for ARGB.  Adding three more edit boxes for HSL would make that stack of input controls too tall.  We could possibly stick another column on the right, or have some toggle control that switches between RGB/HSL.  The other thing is that the radial slider and box slider currently allow you to modify the HSL values, since that's what they are effectively for.  It's just that the picker doesn't show the actual numbers.

Do you need to have text entry of HSL or would just showing the HSL numbers be enough if we added some display of that?  That would allow us to conserve space, keep element count down, and like I said above, you are already modifying the values with the sliders.

Thoughts?


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Posted 2 years ago by John Dunn
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Having a toggle mode selector might be the most straightforward approach. I don't thing people need to modify via RGB and HSL at the same time.

Answer - Posted 2 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi John,

We've implemented a RGB/HSB toggle for the upcoming maintenance release build 662.


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Posted 2 years ago by John Dunn
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Great. Thanks!

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0683) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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