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  1. Posts : 15,668
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       15 Jan 2016 #1051

    I've made it a bit less "saturated" on some parts. Still needs more work though...
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  2.    15 Jan 2016 #1052

    For best readability, more contrast between text and background there is, easier to read.
    Light colored font on dark background looks larger than it actually is or dark font on light background.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       15 Jan 2016 #1053

    CountMike said: View Post
    For best readability, more contrast between text and background there is, easier to read.
    Light colored font on dark background looks larger than it actually is or dark font on light background.
    Too much contrast with colors, other than black & white, can cause color bleeding though, making font look smeared or blurry(even if your monitor is professionally calibrated). Plus sharp contrasting colors( often ruin the looks if you're using saturated colors).
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  4.    15 Jan 2016 #1054

    @Cliff S

    I came across the source code for Pinta (written in .Net for Linux with Mono runtime)
    As you may know, it has a cool "eye-dropper" which allows you to click any image and that pixel's colour gets captured - I was hoping to include that code in ColorChooser but it has a GTK# dependency (~24MB which is a bit much for just a little extra functionality.)


    Found a better way.... included 'external switch' on the menu to import to the colour bar the pixel colour clicked from outside the app.
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  5. Posts : 15,668
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       15 Jan 2016 #1055

    Superfly said: View Post
    @Cliff S

    I came across the source code for Pinta (written in .Net for Linux with Mono runtime)
    As you may know, it has a cool "eye-dropper" which allows you to click any image and that pixel's colour gets captured - I was hoping to include that code in ColorChooser but it has a GTK# dependency (~24MB which is a bit much for just a little extra functionality.)


    Found a better way.... included 'external switch' on the menu to import to the colour bar the pixel colour clicked from outside the app.
    Now that sounds cool!
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  6.    15 Jan 2016 #1056

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Now that sounds cool!
    Yup, I thought it a neat idea too, that's why I included it - hopefully it will take some of the guess-work out - you should get a pop-up of the new version when running CC next time.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       16 Jan 2016 #1057

    @Superfly,
    Got it Craig, by the way the updater works great!
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    And the next tool works perfectly too


    The program deserves a new name now:



    S.M.A.C.C.(spoken: smack)
    Superfly's Mouse Assisted Color Chooser

    "Pick your Windows Theme colors, from your background wallpaper, with a simple click of the mouse"

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       16 Jan 2016 #1058

    I'm starting a new theme just using @Superfly 's S.M.A.C.C.(see my post above for meaning)

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       16 Jan 2016 #1059

    Using his new tool, I was able to pull the colors from this (Superfly)Dragonfly wallpaper, and use them.
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    Something I have learned while creating my themes is, for a mostly dark wallpaper lighter theme colors show up much better, and the reverse, a lighter wallpaper should have darker theme colors. Otherwise the theme is "lost" on the paper.
    Windows drop shadows show up better this way and it makes better use of other Aero items:
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  10.    16 Jan 2016 #1060

    The colour definitely goes well with this wall.
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