Friday, March 02, 2007

Inkscape - Tools, Dropper Tool

The Dropper Tool or "pick averaged colors from image" doesn't work the way it's supposed to.
Ignore the tips on that one--online, on screen, within Inkscape, wherever.

Here's how it works in Windows version of Inkscape 0.45:

1. Select the object you want to modify
2. Click on the dropper tool
3. Pick alpha is checked, Set alpha is unchecked, at top screen toolbar (alpha = opacity)
5. DRAG on the color you want.

Alt/Drag gives the inverse color -- kinda weird, I thought, who wants the inverse color and what is it?

"Inverse" is the same thing as creating a negative image in graphic editors.
(Adjust, Color Balance, Negative Image in PSP9)
Get inverse color online here.

How to change stroke color? Didn't figure that out.

Online Manual Dropper Tool

Tools in Inkscape with name and mouse hover popup text:

See Help, Keys and Mouse.


Anonymous said...

Dropper was broken in 0.45 but is fixed in 0.45.1 which will be released soon.

To set stroke color, use Shift+click.

Marilyn said...

Thanks, Anon.

Mr5x5 said...

Yay! It works. Thanks to you both.