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Web Dev'r Tool Wantd: Eyedropper ColorHi. First I'd like to express my own commendation to the widget developers, both pro skilled and preliminary coders-- for the exceptoinal work you've done for the Opera Community, and for adding to the qualitative, global impact of Opera!
It's been rather amazing to witness the browser take on such a community-driven force, evident in the popularity of http://widgets.opera.com -- and qualified therein by the superior design skill demonstrated by so many talented, yet often virtual hobbyist developers. It couldn't happen w/out the people-- including the nameless many who strive toward their vision each day, and each of us who as either an actor or an audience, fullfilling the prophecy of its namesake, participate in this great Opera.
(uh... did i just say 'namesake'? hehehe)
anyway, i actually came to see if anyone knows of a widget w/ the capabilities of an 'eyedropper color picker'? i've seen widgets that have really nice color capabilities, but i haven't found anything yet which will allow me select a point somewhere in the viewport, outside of the widget itself-- that is, not clicking on some color-sliders within the widget itself, but by using an element of the widget (commonly known as an eyedropper) to click elsewhere on the screen, for the purpose of sampling a color for duplication.
for example, let's say i'd like to know the exact values of the red color used in the header of this web site. the only thing i can think of to do for an exact match would be to take a screen-capture image, open it in a pro-image editor software such as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, or Photoshop, Paintshop, Corel, etc., and use the commonly available eye dropper to select the color (the value of which is usually supplied by such graphics programs as RGB 0-255, or Hexidecimal format). then, i'd take that color info and copy it either to my stylesheet-- or perhaps simply use it as part of a drawing software color pallette for creating a new image.
i'm surprised i haven't seen it in any widgets yet, but that doesn't guarantee it's not available.
thanks for reading! i look forward to taking a look at your suggested widgets! oh- by the way, i'm using Linux Fedora Core 5, so bear in mind that what may work for you... might possibly not work on my platform (but, always worth a try i suppose). thanks!
Turn yourself around.
Now, an eyedropper would be quite possible if the thing clicked on was "inside" the widget... therefore one could do something like... first you'd input an url for an image, which the widget would then load. Then you could do the eyedrop thing on the image.
I suppose my question would be: what is the advantage of it being run by your web browser? Web technologies are great for quickly developing flexible internet applications, but I don't understand the appeal of bundling everything into your browser.
Originally posted by jsabarese:
for example, let's say i'd like to know the exact values of the red color used in the header of this web site. the only thing i can think of to do for an exact match would be to take a screen-capture image, open it in a pro-image editor software such as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, or Photoshop, Paintshop, Corel, etc
Opera Dragonfly (CTRL+SHIFT+I) has a builtin color picker. http://www.opera.com/dragonfly/documentation/dom/