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Eye dropper in the color picker dialogue box

New Here ,
Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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I think I'm hallucinating. Yesterday I was in Ai working on a project lamenting that there was no eye drop selection button in that color picker like they have in PS. (The struggle is real when you're switching between apps but that's a whole other post.) when I noticed there was an eye dropper above the main color window - on top in line with the select color text. When I opened Ai on another machine it was gone. Today I'm back to the original machine and it's gone from there too. Was I dreaming? Did I catch a glitch? I've attached an image with a circle of where I saw it. 

 

I'm on the current version and using Ventura on both machines. I've checked preferences and didn't see anything. But I've never really messed with those since install. I can't find anything about it on google because it takes me to the main eye dropper tool. 

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Community Expert , Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

Rest assured, you are not hallucinating. See: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/illustrator-27-3-enhancements-to-intertwine-3d-lighting-image-trace-and-more/td-p/13598984

where there is a section: Sample colors using the Color Picker

It was there, but was taken away in updates. 

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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I found this post to the Illustrator Uservoice page from January 5, 2023  where the Illustrator Product Manager said that they would be adding the Eyedropper tool to the Color Picker soon.

 

I have Illustrator 27.3.1 on both my Windows 10 machine and MacBook running Monterey, and I don't see it on either of those yet.

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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It's so weird that it was there for me and now it's not. I definetely fell into the matrix.  

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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That is so weird.

 

Could you have been using another application where there is an Eyedropper Tool in the Color Picker? There's one in InDesign, but it's at the bottom by the hexidecimal value. There's one in Adobe XD, but the Color Picker looks fairly different and the Eyedropper is also at the bottom.

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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No. It was Illustrator, I don't use XD for design. This was above the
picker that I had circled in the image. Not at the bottom and not where it
used to be in photoshop. It was only there for the day. I wish I had taken
a pic of it when I thought about it because I wanted to show a friend.

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May 27, 2023 May 27, 2023

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It was there for me too, now it's gone. It makes the color picker pretty hard to use if you can't sample colors anymore. Guessing it's just a bug and it will be back.

 

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Rest assured, you are not hallucinating. See: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/illustrator-27-3-enhancements-to-intertwine-3...

where there is a section: Sample colors using the Color Picker

It was there, but was taken away in updates. 

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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Thank you! I messaged them on Twitter and they said it will be there in the 27.4 update which drops tonight. What a weird day it's been thinking I'd lost my mind. 

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Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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I do not want to disappoint you, but I installed 27.4 today and the eyedropper is not in the color picker.

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