Photoshop: Eye dropper doesn't sample outside document window

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In previous versions you used to be able to sample colors outside of PS. In the latest release this feature is broken.
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John Maguire

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R Smallenbroek

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In my case it is n't. Open a image first. Start with the eyedropper tool on the image and drag the mouse outside Photoshop. Windows 8.1 Adobe Photoshop Version: 19.1.3 20180323.r.293 2018/03/23: 1163761  x64
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Howdy John,

I believe this changed when we added the HUD to the color picker.  It also better respects standard software conventions.  As above, activate the Eye-Dropper tool, click within the PS window so the color HUD appears, now drag outside the PS window.  There you go.

Have a good one,
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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