[Scribus] Re: what to do about the color palette?

Craig Bradney cbradney
Sun Apr 10 10:20:14 CEST 2005

On Sunday 10 April 2005 05:36, Joe Richards wrote:
> > 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
> > one
> > artificially renamed them all).
> >
> > Is there a way to arrange by RGB/CMYK value?  Would others find that
> > useful?  Maybe hue/saturation?

Should be possible in 1.3 at some stage.

> 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
> files.
> > 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
> > I
> > 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
> > content.
> 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?

Certainly not.

> > 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.

Yes.. good idea.

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