Can you make the color picker have an eyedrop tool that can select any color on the screen when you double click the swatch. Similar to Photoshop. Also have the default in any way you reach a color picker be hexidecimal so it is easier to copy and paste the color to other programs, etc. It defaults in this section, but I cannot select any color on the board while this is open.
Rob Hutchings commented
Just posted this in a specific eyedropper request (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/38115490-eyedropper-tool-usable-during-color-picker) but this one has more support so will add here as well.
When re-writing the code for the eyedropper please look to make it available for selection from within the colour panel (it's already there on the gradient panel), and also the pop up dialog when creating a colour swatch. The reason for the later is so that it is easy to edit a swatch that is already in use in an existing file and replace the colour with something else sampled from elsewhere on the screen, be that inside the Illustrator app, or otherwise.
PLEASE DO IT
Color Picker in Illustrator is a nightmare. The whole swatch system is 1990s. When will you guys finally give us a 21century color system we can work with. I agree with previous comments, taking screenshots just to get colors is pathetic. Why can't we FINALLY get a color picker that grabs a color from anywhere? From gradients, swatches, even from other apps. If I have photoshop open and illustrator, I want to be able to grab a color through the picker from the other apps as well. Your current concepts of swatch and cloud library is totally counter intuitive and slows down my work flow immensly. It's way to slow and chaotic. If I can take a sreenshot from any image on my screen and grab color from that, why can't you dev people just implement that by design and finally make our lives in Illustrator a little more easier. I am really disappointed on how backward and unflexible Adobe has become. Where is the innovation? Designers use colors every day, every hour and every minute in the design process. Focus on the essentials first. Thank you. [rant end].
This would help so much
Jeff D commented
"Under review" since October 2017. Embarrassing.
yes ,I would like the color picker box to be hanging anywhere while I scan still picker color from my canvas.
Yes! How can devs ignore something like that??? Right now I'm using Snipping Tool to do cropped screenshots of my work, pasting it to my Ai canvas so I can easily pick colors for my vectors. Ridiculous!
Another sign of who actually uses Adobe's software and who is just developing it blindfolded...
Neil Patrick McMillan commented
Would be better if you could eyedrop from anywhere on any screen (eg: from an internet browser window).
Cinema4D eyedropper allows this.
Jack Mortensßak commented
This would make my work so much better and easier. I love the way it works in After Effects
Mani Singh commented
Improve the color picker from the gradient tool.
Also, insert a radial color palette and allow us to use the picker to get colors to insert into the gradient.
I have to admit the current color picker from Illustrator is far the worst tool I ever see.
Obviously was not made by a designer or someone who knows about design or by some one that uses the own Illustrator.
The way the current tools works is absolutely terrible!