Lightroom: Improved Eye Dropper capability for point sampling.

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Lightroom, please make the eyedropper tool capable of sampling a point within an open picture file! Currently, when I have a color that I want to match in a picture I have to guess at it within the color chart sampler.
If there is already a way to do this, let me know, I haven't found it yet.
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Lee Jay

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Place the cursor in the color chart, click and drag onto the image for the eyedropper to appear.
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You can also select colors of images in the Navigator or Film Strip by using this click-hold-drag method.
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Thanks for the tip... it works! I tried everything except dragging! Things work a bit differently in Lightroom as opposed to Photoshop. I wasn't accustomed to dragging the dropper.
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It does seem a bit counter-intuitive - wouldn't it be better to just have the eye-dropper extend outside the "Select A Color" dialog box until a color was chosen? I mean, once you know how it works, it no long matters what you have to do - you just do it, but lots of people do not discover how it works on their own... maybe a tool-tip or something to give a clue...
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A bit? I've answered the question probably a dozen times.

I think we just need the eye-dropper icon, like in the WB tool.
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I could see a tool tip being of value here but not a behavior change.

The deliberate nature of the tool as constructed prevents many oops for me. Other wise it becomes like the unchecked Auto-dismiss in White balance.
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Yeah. I know what you mean Rikk. Which ever way it gets improved (if it does), they need to assure the continued existence of the current ability to select-a-color, paint, and repeat..., whether that color is selected from the picture or the dialog box.