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Eye dropper issues

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Jul 17, 2020

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The eye dropper never selects the correct colour from raster images placed onto the artboards.

It is always slightly off. Darker or lighter than the colour being sampled.

I have tried disabling settings within the eyedropper tool options and holding shift, alt etc when selecting the colours and it makes no difference.

The tool does work correctly with any vectors, but sampling from photos or raster images never works - even if it is a solid colour with no variations that could confuse matters.

Does anyone know a fix for this?
Having to sample colours in Photoshop and then copy colour values into illustrator is such a waste of time! Especially when there are a whole lot of colours I need to sample.

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Do you embed the images? With linked images you can only pick the preview color.

And only with embedded CMYK images in a CMYK document and RGB images in an RGB document you can pick the correct color.

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Eye dropper issues

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The eye dropper never selects the correct colour from raster images placed onto the artboards.

It is always slightly off. Darker or lighter than the colour being sampled.

I have tried disabling settings within the eyedropper tool options and holding shift, alt etc when selecting the colours and it makes no difference.

The tool does work correctly with any vectors, but sampling from photos or raster images never works - even if it is a solid colour with no variations that could confuse matters.

Does anyone know a fix for this?
Having to sample colours in Photoshop and then copy colour values into illustrator is such a waste of time! Especially when there are a whole lot of colours I need to sample.

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Do you embed the images? With linked images you can only pick the preview color.

And only with embedded CMYK images in a CMYK document and RGB images in an RGB document you can pick the correct color.

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Do you embed the images? With linked images you can only pick the preview color.

And only with embedded CMYK images in a CMYK document and RGB images in an RGB document you can pick the correct color.

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