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Selection Cursor With Feedback Area for Color Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037475D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Keane, PJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique which allows users to select color from a color bar or an interactive feedback area in order to overcome the deficiencies of conventional color selection mechanisms.

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Selection Cursor With Feedback Area for Color Bar

Provided is a technique which allows users to select color from a color bar or an interactive feedback area in order to overcome the deficiencies of conventional color selection mechanisms.

A conventional color bar with a selection cursor is provided to allow users to make discrete choices in color. The selection cursor provides feedback about the potential color selection to assist users in making a choice. However, the selection cursor is augmented with an interactive feedback area which displays specific attributes about the color that the selection cursor is highlighting. The attributes typically consist of a 3-tuple of non-negative integers ranging from 0- 255. If a user wants a specific color identitied by a 3-tuple, the user merely types the numbers into the interactive feedback area. The cursor automatically positions itself over the color.

The benefits to the user are a simple mechanism for selection of colors in a qualitative manner, together with an advanced technique for selection of color using a quantitative approach. The novice or casual user has a simple technique for color selection, while the advanced user has a simple technique for specific color selection.

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