Issue 105642

Summary: Re-design and UI improvements for color palettes (meta-issue)
Product: General Reporter: ace_dent <ace_dent>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: absaluk, cno, digulla, issues, kami911, Mathias_Bauer, tal, thomas.lendo
Version: OOo 3.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Issue Depends on: 7373, 20105, 24977, 27724, 28994, 29040, 33392, 36068, 36505, 47151, 65778, 67648, 81406, 85895    
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Description ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:16:13 UTC
When searching IssueTracker, I couldn't find an overall issue that relates to
the re-design / enhancement of the existing color picker and palette system.
There are now many request (some duplicates), that would benefit from being
drawn together. 

NOTE: This only relates to the *color* palette. Design issues for other palettes
(hatchings, etc.) should be dealt with elsewhere.

For this major overhaul, a specification and team will need to be created.
However, first we must collate RFE's, user feedback, and bugs (and eliminate
duplicates). Hence I formed this meta-issue for tracking purposes only... I hope
that's ok. If this function is served else- please Close.

Cheers
Andrew

Keywords: Color, Colour, Palette, Picker
Comment 1 ace_dent 2009-10-06 11:54:17 UTC
Re-sizing issues/ not sufficiently showing all colors:
Issue 7373 - Colorpicker resizing; but for increasing "viewable area"

Easier addition of a custom color:
Issue 20105 - Adding a custom color selector (easier addition of custom colours)
Issue 24977 - Input option for colors in hexadecimal numbers
Issue 47151 - Free RGB Color Selection without adding to color table

General usability enhancements/ palette management:
Issue 29040 - Re-organize color palettes by dragging to re-arrange.
Issue 85895 - Match color palette layout for editing and viewing

Improve the default colors:
Issue 36505 - Renew color palette - Make a new default color palete for all OOo
components.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2009-10-06 12:18:48 UTC
Easier addition of a custom color:
Issue 20105 - Adding a custom color selector (easier addition of custom colours)
Issue 24977 - Input option for colors in hexadecimal numbers
Issue 47151 - Free RGB Color Selection without adding to color table

General usability enhancements/ palette management and viewing:
Issue 7373 - Colorpicker resizing; but for increasing "viewable area"
Issue 29040 - Re-organize color palettes by dragging to re-arrange.
Issue 85895 - Match color palette layout for editing and viewing

Loading and saving of palettes:
Issue 33392 - Options -> Colors needs buttons to load a color palette or should
be able to load the color palette from more places
Issue 67648 - Color palettes should be shareable with the Gimp and Inkscape

Improve the default colors:
Issue 36505 - Renew color palette - Make a new default color palete for all OOo
components.
Comment 3 ace_dent 2009-10-06 13:57:26 UTC
Issue 28994 - Save new colors inside the document (make custom colors easily
available)
Comment 4 ace_dent 2009-10-06 14:30:27 UTC
Issue 89896 - Dispense with color names in toolbar Area/Line color picker
Comment 5 ace_dent 2009-10-06 14:32:13 UTC
Issue 65778 - Automatic ordering of colors (by hue, number, etc.) in palette
Comment 6 ace_dent 2009-10-07 18:04:59 UTC
Issue 81406 - Merging does not work for preset and user defined color palettes,
bitmaps, gradients, hatches and line ends
Comment 7 ace_dent 2009-10-07 18:35:40 UTC
Issue 102036 - "Eyedropper" for matching color and quick color picking
Comment 8 ace_dent 2009-10-07 18:54:20 UTC
Previous eye-dropper issue is a duplicate and replaced by:
Issue 36068 - Show RGB values in Eyedropper/ quick color matching and picking
Comment 9 ace_dent 2009-10-14 15:22:55 UTC
Easier addition of a custom color:
Issue 27724 - Support ad-hoc fill styles and offer comfortable shortcuts from the UI
Comment 10 Tal 2014-05-28 09:03:49 UTC
@ace_dent, I think you can add #124998, too.
Comment 11 absaluk 2014-10-09 09:12:53 UTC
Another suggestion related to color palettes:  The general term in the tech community is "Color Palettes".  The OpenOffice buttons to load or save color palettes refer to these as "Color Lists".  In the colors editing window the color palette is referred to as a "Color Table".  It would be nice if there were only one term.  I think "Color Palette" is the best because it is common to lots of software and is in general use.