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Color selector - hex value

Wed May 11, 2011 2:14 pm
I've just installed Krita in Ubuntu and I already like it quite a lot, but there's one HUGE thing missing: when I open the color selector I can enter color values using RGB, CMYK, Lab and HSV, but there's no option to enter a hexadecimal value (eg. #ff0000 means R:255, G:0, B:0)! I'm a web developer and this is the ONLY format I use. I know how to use other formats but what's the point to convert the values back and forth? I'm also surprised that there was no thread on this message board about this missing feature. Am I the only one?
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Wed May 11, 2011 2:24 pm
Hi,

thanks for the feedback. We already have some bug report or wish about ability to enter colors in hex format. I think it could be supported.

Problem is that Krita is intended for digital painting and digital painters
does not need this input format much.

As you mentioned you are web desinger.
How do you intend to use Krita for your web design workflow?


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Wed May 11, 2011 2:25 pm
I think there's a thread about this topic on the forum :-). But the main reason we never added that is that we're focusing on painting, and the artists who have been giving feedback never asked about hex colors. I think it's mainly web people who use hex, right?
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Wed May 11, 2011 2:37 pm
Wow, thanks for the quick replies!

LukasT.dev wrote:Hi,
As you mentioned you are web desinger.
How do you intend to use Krita for your web design workflow?


I'm not a web designer, I'm a web developer, but sometimes I need to do stuff like cutting one big image into smaller images, creating some simple graphics like gradients or some simple buttons etc. nothing fancy. Krita seems to have the right feel and that's why I'd like to use it.

boudewijn wrote:I think there's a thread about this topic on the forum :-). But the main reason we never added that is that we're focusing on painting, and the artists who have been giving feedback never asked about hex colors. I think it's mainly web people who use hex, right?


I did search the forum and there were no results for "color hex" or "color hexadecimal".

I understand that Krita is not exactly the right tool for the job, but I just really don't like GIMP. I've installed Krita to give it a shot, but it seems that it has everything that I need and more and I really don't need much.

I guess it doesn't make much sense for this program to have hex color values support as barely anyone will ever use it (only me I guess :D). Maybe a small extension would do the trick?
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Wed May 11, 2011 3:09 pm
It looks like Sven Langkamp is tickled enough to work on it:

16:42:24 < slangkamp> I will add it, should be pretty easy to do
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Wed May 11, 2011 4:38 pm
That's great, thanks a lot!
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Wed May 11, 2011 7:40 pm
Done. Will be in the next version.
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Wed May 11, 2011 7:44 pm
Awesome! I asked for this before and was told it was something a painter wouldn't need, but for me it's the most basic way of copying a colour from one app to another. For example, I choose the colour picker plasmoid in my main panel, and any time I see a photo / painting with a colour scheme I like, I just do a quick two clicks (select the plasmoid, select the colour) and I can paste the colour I want into a pallette in Gimp. I'd love to be able to do that in Krita, too.

Glad to hear Slangkamp's on the job! :D

(Unrelated) PS Sorry, I didn't manage to make LGM. We had a bit of a medical emergency come up at the last minute. Everyone's ok, and I'll still be at the sprint, but it's just not a good travel week!


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Thu May 12, 2011 7:33 am
Greetings to all developers and users of this wonderful program! :)

slangkamp wrote:Done. Will be in the next version.

Thank you very much! I am a painter, but this option seems to be very convenient, as noted in previous post, as a way to easily copy-paste the color value.

PS
And many thanks for the great Warp feature!!! (I've only just discovered...) :)
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Thu May 12, 2011 1:29 pm
Also note that you drag and drop colors between krita, gimp, inkscape, kcolordialog and so on.
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Thu May 12, 2011 1:56 pm
Cool feature.
I do here a lot of illustration for webdesign, and a classic is to merge color of the web color chart of the website ( background, link color, title) to the painted new gfx. Using #FFFFFF kind of hex web color is really natural in this process. Cool Slangkamp, and thx !


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Thu May 12, 2011 4:10 pm
Thanks guys, I really appreciate it!
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Thu May 12, 2011 9:59 pm
This is useful for game sprites and pixel art. Great work.
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Re: Color selector - hex value

Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:36 pm
Where can I find this?

I want to enter a hex value for a color, but can't figure out how to do this.
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Re: Color selector - hex value

Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:29 pm
Mr ChriZ wrote:Where can I find this?

I want to enter a hex value for a color, but can't figure out how to do this.


I found it. I needed to open the specific color selector
Settings>Dockers>Specific Color Selector

 
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