Pipette Bug Report

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Color values innacurate

  • Type: Incorrect Functionality
  • Version Tested: 1.0r1 (PPC)
  • OS Version Affected: Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Status: Closed


I noticed in reviewing Hex Color picker and iColors that, even though Pipette is a better tool, the hex values for the colors don't match up. For instance, if i type in #0000FF in iColors and use pipette to check the color, pipette says #2900FF. If I check with Hex Color picker, it agrees with iColors. This suggests that pipette is the innacurate one. I plan on reviewing this freeware in the macwarepodcast, and it would look much better if it got the colors correct. Please fix this before I do the episode. If I do not hear about it I will report that the color values are close but innacurate.

Submitted by MacWare Podcast at 08:40am on 19 May 2007


Interesting. I'm not certain exactly how iColors works, and unfortunately the web sit for iColors seems to be down at the moment, so I can't verify your test.

Could you please send me a copy of the iColors application (reply to the notification email) and I will try to reproduce this issue.

Posted by Nick at 08:57am on 19 May 2007

I have just created a pure blue (0000FF) square in Photoshop, and measured it with Pipette. I was rather surprised that the result came up as "2200FF".

I then tried measuring the same square using Apple's DigitalColor Meter (check in your Applications/Utilities folder) and the result was the same, so I suspect that Colorsync is having some effect here. Colours may not always appear on screen as you expect due to your display's colour profile settings.

Is it possible that this accounts for what you are seeing with iColor also?

Posted by Nick at 08:57am on 19 May 2007

Same here.
Problem ist NOT solved !

Posted by Stefan at 12:14pm on 17 Feb 2010

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