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Bug 70719 - Color Schemer tool for Netbeans IDE
Summary: Color Schemer tool for Netbeans IDE
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-21 22:44 UTC by otan
Modified: 2006-02-15 11:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description otan 2005-12-21 22:44:35 UTC
Hello Netbeans team,

When doing a User Interface (with Swing or with HTML), deciding what color to
use is really a hell for a programmer like me. And everybody agree that the
majority of programmers are poor on graphics designing. That's why I always have
an application like "Color Schemer Studio (" open
everytime I design a Swing application or html with Netbeans. That tool helps me
decide what colors to use for my forms and widgets to make a visually appealing
swing application. Without that tool, I found myself wasting many hours deciding
what combination of colors to use for my Application.

Wouldn't it be nice and cool and developer-friendly if the Netbeans IDE has a
built-in tool like "Color Schemer Studio"? I wanted to request this feature from
the Netbeans Team less than a year ago but I was afraid to do because I feel
this request is not benificial for the majority of Netbeans users. But I think
now is the right time to issue this request because I feel Netbeans is now
encouraging and helping developers to make good-looking applications.

Isn't it true that the more developers making visually-appealing Swing Apps, the
less people will say that Swing is ugly?

Please Netbeans, I'm begging you. Grant this small feature request of mine. I
think if this tool was made available on Netbeans, many Netbeans users would be
surprised and would say.... "Wow!"
Comment 1 Marian Mirilovic 2006-02-08 11:10:12 UTC
I am not sure I understand what you are speaking about. But if you create JFrame
ans try to change any color property, there is "Color Property Editor" in fact I
think it's enough, isn't it ? Or am I missing something ?
Comment 2 otan 2006-02-15 11:43:22 UTC
No, it's not the Color Property Editor I was speaking about. A Color Schemer
suggests a set of matching colors according to a color scheme or a harmony
relationship of colors.

For example, If the motiff of your application is violet, color schemer can
present to you a set of colors that you may combine and use for your
application. A color schemer application that I'm using gave me these
complimentary colors for the base color violet: #666300, #E5D4F7

ColorCache, ColorSchemer Studio, and Colortheory are some of the application
softwares that do color scheming. But I think, it would be better if netbeans
has this feature also.