day to day - get web color from graffile to clipboard

2 Jan 2010 - 11:54pm
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mcaskey
2008

For the webby folks in the house... How are you getting web colors from your omnigraffle designs, into your stylesheets?

In Adobe proper, I can just double-click the color and a nice #hexadecimal RGB appears for me to copy.

Thanks!

Mike Caskey (Denver Colorado)

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3 Jan 2010 - 6:29pm
Anonymous

Mike, I haven't yet figured that out. Perhaps the feature is
available in OmniGraffle Pro, but I haven't found it in the cheaper
version.

But here's a workaround: Get the Paciello Group's free Colour
Contrast Analyser for Mac, from http://fwd4.me/A7S. Then use it to
sample each of the colors you need for your design. You can read the
hexadecimal values of the sampled colors in the Colour Contrast
Analyser interface.

It sounds klugier than it really is. Still, I'm puzzled as to why I
can't quickly find a way to read the hex values from OmniGraffle
itself.

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4 Jan 2010 - 9:14am
mcaskey
2008

I have the pro version and still don't know where to grab the hex values.

Thanks for the tip. I'm doing what I think you're suggesting, with the built-in DigitalColor Meter utility on my macbook. I simply hover the color to see its values. Still, this is clunky.

I might need to jump back to Illustrator for my wireframes... even though I love the Konigi wireframe stencils for 'graffle. :)

Mike C.

On Jan 3, 2010, at 4:29 PM, Cliff Tyllick wrote:

> Mike, I haven't yet figured that out. Perhaps the feature is
> available in OmniGraffle Pro, but I haven't found it in the cheaper
> version.
>
> But here's a workaround: Get the Paciello Group's free Colour
> Contrast Analyser for Mac, from http://fwd4.me/A7S. Then use it to
> sample each of the colors you need for your design. You can read the
> hexadecimal values of the sampled colors in the Colour Contrast
> Analyser interface.
>
> It sounds klugier than it really is. Still, I'm puzzled as to why I
> can't quickly find a way to read the hex values from OmniGraffle
> itself.
>
>
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4 Jan 2010 - 3:09pm
Brian Mclaughlin
2008

May not be the best way...but here is what I have been known to do:

- Take the hex # value. However it is that you are getting that.
- Throw it in PhotoShop and look at the RBG #s that are associated to
it.
- Use the RGB #s in graffile

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