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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