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Today seems to be my Photoshop Tip Day. I discovered another very practical thing that makes life in Photoshop easier: You can also use the pipette to pick up colors from websites and media from other programs.
So far, if I wanted to determine an RGB color code for a color on a website, then I took a screenshot of the area with "cmd + SHIFT + 4", then opened it in Photoshop and with the pipette ("i" key) the Color added. This is of course quite cumbersome, but until now I didn't know that there was a much easier way. And now I would like to introduce this to you ...
But now for the instructions: If you also want to use the pipette outside of the Photoshop window, you only have to click on any point in the open file with the pipette and then move the mouse with the mouse pointer pressed out of the window to the desired position on the website or in Finder pull.
Of course, this only works if you make the Photoshop window so small that it does not cover the area with the desired color in the background.
The trick also works if you have Youtube, Netflix or similar open and want to poke a color code from a film.
If you don't have Photoshop, but would like to get a color out, you can use Apple's own utility for this purpose. It can be found under Programs> Utilities> Digital Color Meter. If you open the small Mac app, you get a pipette with which you can determine the colors from all areas of the desktop. Different color spaces can be set as options and the size of the area used to determine the color can be defined.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.