Improved sliders: number markers, extended light-dark range, nudge buttons, ability to lock
The one thing I think this app is missing is the ability to calibrate the last color variant you used. In other words, if I make a particular color lighter or darker using the slider and choose a different color right after the adjustment, I have no identifying marker to go by in order to get back to that color. The adjustment slider needs some sort of scale! Could be a hex code, but it doesn't even need to be a realistic number or value, just needs some identifier to let us to go back to that color. Also it is near impossible to go up or down only a percent or 2 on the slider.
I do realize it's possible to hold your stylus or finger over an area in order to copy a color. However, sometimes the area is so small it's incredibly difficult to get the app to copy anything other than the black of the outline no matter how many times you try or no matter how large you expand the image/area.
Great idea. I often times “bump” the sliders and when the size and color is important, locking the sliders would be awesome!
This is a great suggestion. While it’s helpful having the recently used palette, if you’ve experimented with a dozen shades to get the right colors, it’s impossible sometimes to tell which one of the shades is the right one. Creating temporary palettes that are attached to specific designs would be awesome. It would also help with another user suggestion—sharing of custom pallets.
The eye dropper often doesn’t work for me. It pops up a color but even if I then stroke over the exact same place I grabbed the color from, it doesn’t match. I think it must be if I’ve changed the opacity or something, then no matter what it won’t match? I’m not sure what’s wrong.
But it’s aggravating if I’m working on a couple different images. When I come back I’ve used too many other colors for the recently used palette to help, so I have no way to match and sometimes have to redo an area several times.
Selah Fairport commented
Yes. Plus and minus buttons next to the sliders would help a lot, when you only need to go up a little (like to the next increment) the slider goes too far. Would also love to see a small “actual size” preview of the brush size near the slider as you adjust the slider in real time. Both of these would make working the grayscale/painting style work easier/faster.
Id like to see a locking system for both the color chosen and the opacity slider. Many times, one or both move while Im coloring and my image is ruined.
Red Deupree commented
fat Fingers that cover the tiny slider knob lead to inconsistent changes and there is no undo..
I absolutely love this app but the one thing I find the most frustrating is that it isnt really all that easy to customize a color youve chosen by using the contrast light-dark slider at the bottom. I think this is because the bar is so compact that even just the tiniest movement left or right-light or dark changes a color drastically and too fast. Id like to see the same bar stretched out so that there is more freedom in the movement-selection.
This also applies when you color an area and then do an adjacent area a different color. Now you see you need to go back to the first one and change the darkness level. Does the eye dropper just fill an area using the color the eye dropper picks up or does it show you at the bottom the original darkness meter as well so you can adjust it?
Jill price commented
Yes that would help. There r times I have to go back to touch up or something I forget and I have no idea how much shade I used or the light or darkness of a color I used. I'd like to click on a place that has been already colored and b able to see on the color bar or shade bar what I had used to b able to get the same shade to use. The way it is now if u can't make it match u must re color the stuff u had already had done.