Eyedropper should not pick up grid color (layout, square)
Recently, I found myself usually make layout grid off when I used eyedropper.
It's silly, who the hell select their color with layout grid?
So I submit this idea.
This is so annoying when trying to select colours.
Yeah - this is a BIG oversight. It causes me all sorts of trouble :(
Some times I need to quickly sample a colour, and the picker works great.
HOWEVER, if your have a grid active, you need to be sure to not pick the colour from any source element that has the grid running over it.
Please make it so that the picker ignores the grid or a key-combo to choose the colour with the grid overlayed (for those that want that colour).
When selecting a colour the layout overlay colour gets picked.
I feel like the layout layer should not be processed when picking a colour.
So in this example, I've set my layout overlay to a really obvious colour and the element behind is white. As you can see in the example it picks the colour of the layout and not the element which is behind it.
I wouldn't really expect this to be the intended way this tool works.
Now, I understand this might be due to how the colour picker is written. If it's just capturing a pixel of the rendered app and then returning the value then you might not be able to fix this. But it would be great if you could.
Panu Tunttunen commented
I have the layout grid ON 24/7, so picking a color is annoying when you get bluish tinted colors all the time and don't even realize it right away. It absolutely should not pick that grid color, because absolute zero pro uses grids to affect their color design.
WYSIWYG does not quite apply here, because the grid is not part of the desired outcome at all in the outputted document.
I also have problem with it. It's a bug in XD, I am sure. I made a topic here: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2600594
Ugo NooZ Torresi commented
sometimes I feel the need to zoom when i use che color-picker to color something.
This because usually i work with a grid of 4 and on full page (a normal userflow). it si very frustrating and it happens many times in a workday.
So is very difficult to use the color picker if i want change the color of something. the grid is usally seen by Xd as color (you can also disable it on the color picker round to help us ).
A good idea is to let possible to use the zoom with keyboard pressing the alt button. ...and if we want to be very nice also the pan by spacebar.
I know there are different tools but a keyboard switch using the selected tool as a key tool will increase the fast use of the program.
p.s where i can send a Cv to be hired by Adobe and be payed to help you?