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The new color swatches are very nice.

A small thing is that after selecting a color by clicking on a swatch it would be very convenient if the one clicked remained highlighted somehow. I was adjusting several shades of red that were already in a palette and found it difficult to remember which one I was working on (ie which swatch to put the color back into).

One thing I find frustrating is that you can't organise the swatches the way you want. There is no way to re-order or delete. I know you removed the delete button (and why). My own suggestion is to be able to drag any button to move it to a different position (and/or "select" it and use the arrow keys) or completely drag it outside the swatch area to delete it (and/or "select" it and press the Del key).

I also think that when adding a color it might be more obvious if clicking the add button simply adds the new swatch to the start of the list and "selects" it - the user can then move it where they want it. This addresses the concerns expressed in http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewt ... our+pallet too.

It would also be useful (not essential) to be able to give names to colors, even if this was just by manually editing the text file.

Also do you intend to be able to read other palette file types (.COL, .CLR, .PAL)?

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You can edit the palette manually by clicking on the little folder in the color docker and choosing "Open Palettes Folder". You can then use Notepad to manually edit the palette files.

It's not quite a walk in the park, but you can rearrange colors, add specific colors, etc.

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Yes, I have been editing the .TXT files but it is a bit hard to work out which color is which. If I could put a color name next to the ARGB value it would be easier. :)

My initial impulse was just to grab them and drag them around. This seems intuitive to me but may not be to others.

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BTW, here is the palette I usually use:

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2103

Note: if you copy that one off the thread and try to make a palette file out of it, you need to delete the extra space off the end of each line or it won't work. I use a program called metapad.exe which will do that for you.

Rick, I sure wish your reader would strip off white space from each line before parsing the ARGB values. ;)

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Rick, I sure wish your reader would strip off white space from each line before parsing the ARGB values.

A reasonable request, and easy enough to do. I've filed a bug.

If I could put a color name next to the ARGB value it would be easier

Yet another reasonable request, and not too hard either to permit something like:

FF003344   ; blah blah comment text

I've filed a bug for this too.

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I was thinking more like:

FFFF0000red
FF00FF00green
; etc
[quote]
The implication (which I should have stated) is that the color name would appear in a tip window when the mouse hovers over a swatch.

> .. covering an existing un-required colour with white ..

A workaround but it doesn't delete it - it just makes it white.[/quote]

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