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Color Picker in Flash CS6 Changing My Picked Color

Aug 28, 2012 1:54 PM

Tags: #flash #cs6 #colorpicker #color_sampler #flash_cs6

Program: Flash CS6

OS: Mountain Lion

Hardware: Intel MacBook Pro 2012


Steps to recreate issue:

1. Paint a color on the stage (brown seems to have the most dramatic results)

2. Use the color picker to sample the (brown) color from the stage

3. Use the paint bucket to apply the selected color to the stage


Result: the color painted from the sample color is not the color that has been originally sampled.


If you then sample the new color you have just applied, it again changes the color. Repeating this process over and over again eventually turns the color into the brightest red on the color palette.


Is anyone else have this issue or know how to correct it?


UPDATED: Attached is a link to the video of the issue in progress. For whatever reason my cursor doesnt show up correctly in the video, but what I am doing is using the color picker to sample the color and then painting the sampled color. As you can see from the video, the color becomes more and more red until it maxs out, even though I am just sampling the same color over and over again. The color on the left is the control color (the one that I originally sample) and the color on the right illustrates the bug.


video link:

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    Sep 4, 2012 2:38 PM   in reply to rryanhayes79

    Did you resolve this issue? I'm having a similar one.

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    Sep 5, 2012 9:05 AM   in reply to rryanhayes79

    Hey Ryan, my problem was solved for my monitor. Perhaps it may work for your laptop screen:




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    Feb 26, 2013 11:11 AM   in reply to rryanhayes79

    I'm updating this thread mainly because it's the only thread I could find that describes my exact issue. I am having this problem. When I select a color using the color picker, it settles on a different, lighter color. THIS HAPPENS EVEN WHEN I ENTER THE HEX CODE VALUE. It's like Flash is auto-correcting a problem that doesn't exist. Help? This is becoming a serious problem for me!


    Also Flash CS6, Mac OS X (10.8.2). The monitor I'm using shouldn't be relevant; Flash is literally changing the hex code value after I type it in or select it.


    EDIT: Just did some research, found out that Flash isn't 10.8 compatible. When is that going to be fixed?

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    Aug 28, 2013 2:12 AM   in reply to rryanhayes79

    Same with me, in both Flash and FW CS6.

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:36 AM   in reply to stduerr-swa

    This could be because the System Color settings on MAC OSX 10.8 is set to a value other than sRGB. To reset System Color Settings, do the following:

    1. On MAC OSX 10.8, go to System Preferences > Displays > Color.
    2. Select the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 display profile.


    Please check if changing this setting works?



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