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    Default Color Picker - custom color

    I've run into something completely unexpected and I can't explain.

    Open the A5 color picker, and try to set a custom color with these settings:

    Hue: 18
    Lum: 120
    Sat: 240
    Red: 255
    Green: 115
    Blue: 0

    You can't do it because in various combinations, the values simply can't be adjusted.

    I must be missing something - any observations appreciated.
    -Steve


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    Default Re: Color Picker - custom color

    Hex color of your combination is #b57a4a.

    But Alpha gives combination for #b57a4a = H:27 L:50 S:42 R:181 G:122 b:73

    We have a problem.

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    Default Re: Color Picker - custom color

    The numbers you are giving for HLS are wrong for Alpha's color picker. Hue should be a value between 0-360, but sat and lum should be between 0-100. There is some loss of accuracy switching from HLS to RGB and back again, so if you have a specific RGB value you want, I would suggest only entering the RGB values, and leaving HLS alone.

    Hope that helps,
    Eavan

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    Default Re: Color Picker - custom color

    Thanks Eavan. Those values work in my graphics program color picker so I assumed they would be OK in A5 -- that it would all be the same.
    -Steve


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