Allow user to lock default color scheme in Color Selector

07-25-2012 02:14 PM
Status: Open
New Contributor II
There needs to be a way to set RGB, HSV, or CMYK as the default color scheme in the Color Selector window. Often while working on a map I need to make my own custom colors, perhaps to match colors in another layer or label. I tend to think about color best in RGB since I was trained in Image Processing, so I'll check the values of the color I want and  try to remember the RGB values for it while I open Color Selector, then I'll start typing in my values only to find that the Color Selector window has come up looking for HSV values. By the time I click the RGB tab and start over I've often forgotten the RGB values I wanted to use and have to go back and check them again. Allowing the user to set which color scheme they like to work with and know that it won't change would save lots of time and patience!
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I agree.  Ever use ColorBrewer to make a choropleth map?  Very aggravating to have to switch from the default HSV to RGB in the color selector dialog every time you change a swatch.  I complained about this 4 or 5 versions ago when HSV suddenly became the default.  Alternatively, I'd be thrilled to have RGB as the default.  Thanks for the original post, Paul.