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Color-Blindness Usability Issue/Request


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Hello,

    I was hoping someone could point me in the direction of a setting or plug-in which would display the name of the standard colors when the pointer is hovered over them.

 

Being color-blind makes it challenging to identify certain colors from another in the best of conditions, let alone on a very small color pallet window.  This applies to any relevant program, and is certainly not exclusive to PDN.  Microsoft Office overcomes the issue in a rather elegant manor (in my opinion), and it is what I mentioned previously.  Like this: HC4VBE1.png
(Note the "Purple" label in the lower right corner)

 

 

If something like this already exists, please let me know.  I was unable to find anything via Google, nor the forum search function.

 

Thanks!

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That's more or less how I've been working around the issue. Google "RGB *color*" and then plug in the values.

If there isn't a viable software-based solution for this I'm just going to use an online resource or ask a friend to identify the default standard colors and make myself a little reference chart.

Thanks for the response!

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Here's a great resource: http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm

It names 500+ colors.

If you asked REALLY nicely - some very helpful person might provide a plugin which shows a similar list.

Another option is to encourage a plugin author to modify an existing plugin (@midora's Color Harmonies might be a candidate).

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Here's a great resource: http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm

It names 500+ colors.

If you asked REALLY nicely - some very helpful person might provide a plugin which shows a similar list.

Another option is to encourage a plugin author to modify an existing plugin (@midora's Color Harmonies might be a candidate).

 

I actually found Color Name & Hue, which claims to name 1,640 colors, and has a very convenient UI.  I did go ahead and make myself a "chart" of all the colors on the Default Pallet, and attached it in case anyone else might find it useful.  (Please let me know if there are any inaccuracies, I just used the names that website returned)

 

Out of curiosity, how does one go about creating a plugin?  I know C++, Java, R, and (some) HTML, so I may be able to implement this myself?  Feel free to let me know if that isn't feasible.  I'll poke around the forum and see what I can find!

Colors.pdf

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I actually found Color Name & Hue, which claims to name 1,640 colors, and has a very convenient UI.  I did go ahead and make myself a "chart" of all the colors on the Default Pallet, and attached it in case anyone else might find it useful.  (Please let me know if there are any inaccuracies, I just used the names that website returned)

 

Out of curiosity, how does one go about creating a plugin?  I know C++, Java, R, and (some) HTML, so I may be able to implement this myself?  Feel free to let me know if that isn't feasible.  I'll poke around the forum and see what I can find!

 

The javascript for this is pretty simple; wouldn't take much to convert it into C#. And I think there was some custom color wheel code on the forum somewhere. You'd also need to know WinForms, if you don't already.

http://chir.ag/projects/ntc/ntc.js

 

If you are looking to set the Primary Color via a plugin, that's not going to happen.

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Out of curiosity, how does one go about creating a plugin?

 

Easiest method is to download a plugin called CodeLab.  It's a plugin that makes plugins!

 

Tutorials: http://www.BoltBait.com (@BoltBait is a forum Admin and developer of CodeLab)

 

Beginner steps series by @ReMakehttp://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/31626-codelab-first-steps-linesgrid/ and http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/31644-codelab-first-steps-saturation-rgb/

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