[Scribus] Re: what to do about the color palette?
Sun Apr 10 05:36:41 CEST 2005
> One of the things I have been hoping would change at some point is the
> way that colors are presented.
> As it stands now, you are given an alphabetical listing of colors, with
> no ability to rearrange according any sort of palette scheme (unless
> artificially renamed them all).
> Is there a way to arrange by RGB/CMYK value? Would others find that
> useful? Maybe hue/saturation?
I'm used to working in documents that have 3-5 colors. With a list that
short, the actual color arrangement in the list is of little
consequence. As a matter of habit, I always remove all unused colors,
especially before sending a job to press-assuming I'm sending native
> I also find that even though I may want access to the entire list of
> colors, I would prefer to have a much shorter working list on a given
> project. So, for example, there could be two color requestors, a
> working list and a repository, from which I could pluck colors at any
> time to add to my working list. This seems to especially come up when
> am editing an old file, from which I got rid of all unused colors, but
> I'd like to switch or add one from the master list -- maybe not sure
> which one, either. The repository would not have to be saved with the
> scribus file, ever, since it has to do with the program, not the file
The color palette in 1.2.1 functions in a way that I find very useful.
I can remove all unused colors, then go back and add a new one. The
color picker allows me to select from the different color sets (X11,
Gnome, SVG). Has this feature been removed in 1.3?
> It might also be useful to have some kind of indicator to show which
> colors are actually in use in a project, realizing of course that this
> would be subject to a kind of error in which I may have used a text
> color for one character that turned out to be a space, but that's a
> minor problem. This comes up like this: I might be wanting to use a
> color I used several pages ago, and I know it was a aquamarine-like
> color, but which one? Now all I can do is go back and highlight the
> instance to figure it out.
> I'll be interested to hear if others have similar or better ideas.
A "show used colors" function would be useful, even more useful would
be a "show instances" function for tracking down that one item that's
using a color you don't want anymore.
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