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InDesign v13.4 Eydropper within fill with object selected does not work.

New Here ,
Aug 01, 2023 Aug 01, 2023

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In the past I was able to select an object, double click on the colour Fill and use the eydropper withtin the colour pallette to give my object any colour in the screen, I tried with a brand new file as well and then same problem happened so definitely nothing else over the top. In the past versions the colour didn't even need to be withtin InDesign, it could be anywhere on the screen. In the screenshot it is shown that the cursor is hovering over the blue object to change it from green to blue but the picker is showing white. If I "ok" the colour the object does turn white. 

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Community Expert , Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

Have you tried deleting your InDesign Caches folder, and if that doesn’t work resetting your preferences?

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Aug 01, 2023 Aug 01, 2023

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If you do it this way, you essentially mouse-drag the tiny eyedropper icon to some part of the screen you wish to sample.

But have you considered simply using the Eyedropper tool? And why are you not using Swatches?

Mike Witherell

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Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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It was useful to have a preview of the colour prior to selecting as sometimes I use the eydropper on samples that have very thin lines. Swatches may be something I need to explore more but would probably still need the same feature to create them? 

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Aug 01, 2023 Aug 01, 2023

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Hi @Olga314052056po2 , The Color Picker’s eyedropper’s implementation is odd, as Mike suggests you have to hold down your mouse button and drag to the spot you want to sample.

 

Also, the eyedropper samples color in your Monitor RGB space, so depending on your document’s RGB profile assignment the sampled color appearance may not match the object you sample. Here my assigned profile is ProPhoto RGB:

 

Screen Shot 13.png

 

If I assign Monitor RGB the sampled color matches the object:

 

Screen Shot 14.png

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Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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The screenshot I sent was with the mouse button held down (which is why I struggled to screenshot it and had to use my phone to take a photo instead. I understand a slight veriation in the RGB/screen monitor but all colours seem to be defaulting to white and only on this version of InDesign. I also noticed that I can click on the RGB colour space view with the mouse and select a colour such as pink (in screenshot) but as soon as I click on the eydropper and move it the cross automaticaly goes to the top right corner without even picking any colours. I have not had this issue in any of the previous InDesign version which is why I suspect a glitch. (needs a screen-recording to explain better)

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Have you tried deleting your InDesign Caches folder, and if that doesn’t work resetting your preferences?

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Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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Clearing the cashes folder sorted it, thank you!

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Aug 11, 2023 Aug 11, 2023

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Sadly it didn't last though. After using it again once the same thing hapened again. Keep deleting the caches folder contantly isn't practical 😞 

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