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Picking color outside Photoshop

New Here ,
Mar 02, 2020 Mar 02, 2020

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Hi,

I cannot manage to pick colors outside of Photoshop window. I used to to that clicking inside PS with the eyedropper and dragging outide PS to pick colors from websites and other apps. Now it doesn't work anymore, I'm using Photoshop 2020 on Mac OS X Catilina.

Thank you for your help.

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LEGEND , Mar 02, 2020 Mar 02, 2020

At some point Mac asked you whether you wanted to let Photoshop record the screen, and I guess you said no. Unfortunately that is what it needed to sample colours from other apps. You can go into Mac security prefs to turn it back on. 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 02, 2020 Mar 02, 2020

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At some point Mac asked you whether you wanted to let Photoshop record the screen, and I guess you said no. Unfortunately that is what it needed to sample colours from other apps. You can go into Mac security prefs to turn it back on. 

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New Here ,
Mar 03, 2020 Mar 03, 2020

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Thank you, that was the problem!! While we are here, is it something that might happen on Windows too?

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Had this too today with new installation, great to find this was the answer. Thanks, you're a LEGEND 😉

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