A Color Picker that really selects all colors from everywhere.
It would be very useful to have an eyedropper able to select any color or tone from the "Color Picker" window itself. The eyedropper should also be able to select not only Illustrator file colors, but also interface colors, or from websites that are visible in the browser, photos opened in Photoshop, or any other open application. Corel Draw is able to perform these functions.
I checked again. The eyedropper tool disappears once you move the cursor outside of Illustrator.
Does work form on Windows. Although the cursor is flickering (unlike Photoshop does)
It's one of the most important tools I need in my workflow. But the current eye dropper tool often doesn't work (for picking colors). Also, it can only pick colors from Illustrator (when it works). It would be great to have a (dedicated) color picker than can pick up colors from anywhere on the screen, no matter what app, desktop or open browser page you want to take the color from.
I have the same issue - I'm on PC - Windows 10 Pro v 1909
Derek Jenkins commented
At least you have an eyedropper tool. Mine is COMPLETELY GONE!
L Coyle commented
I have always been able to drag the eyedropper tool outside of the illustrator window to sample colors - until v25.1
Now, all colors sampled outside are black or greyscale. I am holding shift to override the Appearance setting in Eyedropper options. This is a new bug.
I'm on MacOS 10.15.7
Yes ! Please ! Fix this ! Only illustrator behave like this, it doesn't happen in XD or Photoshop. It makes me mad every time I use illustrator.
Jeff D commented
When click-dragging within the color picker, the color selection resets if the cursor leaves the confines of the Color Picker window. This makes selecting white, for example, an inordinately precise interaction.
Every other color picker I've ever used follows cursor mousement outside the window. Instead of being flexible to imprecision, Illustrator penalizes its users.
It's embarrassing that Adobe can't get the basics right. Please fix this.