Unable to get the color wheel in color editor

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  • C-M-B

    That is the new color editor. One of those changes where I wish there was an easy way to go back to the previous version of the tool or at least chose which interface you prefer...

     

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  • Dave R

    All you have to do is click on the Advanced tab and use the old advanced editor, its the same as the one your used to with more sectors.

    Dave

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  • C-M-B

    No, that's not true. The Advanced Tab is for individually selected colors. That's the same as it was before but a different part of the tool.
    The color wheel where you can select and move around the color range for Green, Yellow, Magenta, Cyan and Blue is gone and has been replaced by these weird color selector fields.

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  • IanW

    You can choose a colour swatch in the new colour editor tool. If that gives you the result you want, go for it. If you want to adjust  the colour range, click  on the ... symbol just to the right of the colour swatches to get a colour wheel like the old tool had. One of the advantages of the new system is that the old colour editor tool took up a lot of vertical real estate on the tool tab, and for some users that created problems in not being able to see it all, or open it at all (for example on laptops with small displays).

    The new version gives you something like the best of both worlds.

    Ian

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  • IanW

    This gives me the opportunity to try out posting images in the new forum. It looks like this when you click the ... symbol.

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  • C-M-B

    Yes, that's what the OP already stated. But you can't keep this little window open while editing the image because it disables everything else - and there's not possibility of keeping it as a regular tool.

     

    So it's not the best of both worlds. It's unnecessarily cumbersome.

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  • SFA

    There are 8 colour areas rather than 6 now and the overall selector to adjust Hue and Saturation.

    The colour wheel can be used to adjust the 8 preset ranges much as before.

    Better still there is now a Direct Color Editor facility that means one can entirely skip the swatches and wheel and go straight to the colour one wishes to adjust.

    I cannot recall ever using the Basic Color editor in the past but I have been known to use the Direct Color Editor since it became available. Very useful once one has had a little practise. Highly recommended.

    But if the new functionality really does not suit user requirements than I suspect the Advanced editor would be a better option anyway. (Assuming the user is not using the Express version of course.)

    Grant

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  • C-M-B

    I have often used and relied on the previous Color Wheel editor which gave a nice quick edit for specific areas you want to edit.
    Previously I could just go to the green area, move it around and change settings accordingly and maybe include a bit of cyan or yellow if needed. Very useful.
    Now I'd have to open up the extra window (which disabled all other inputs/controls) and either edit the color range or the adjustments. Can't do both at the same time quickly which is a drawback.

    Using the advanced tool is just as cumbersome as it would require to first pick a color, then extend the range to include all levels of brightness and then extend the range to the sides to include further hues.

    The 8 preset range is nice but it would have been ever nicer to still have the wheel and work on it while adjusting the color.

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  • Arunava Nag

    Seems like I just have to get used to the new color editor, unless capture one chooses to roll back the feature or I can find an archived installer and install a previous version and stop all the updates which do not sound like a great idea.

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  • IanW

    But in the new basic colour editor, when you click the ... you get a check box to view selected colour range (which is checked by default) and then you can move the sectors round until the range you want to affect is selected.

    Ian

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  • SFA

    Arunava Nag,

    Just to be sure you are have become completely familiar with all of the revised functionality  - have you seen this Tutorial?

    https://support.captureone.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002742197-TUTORIAL-Color-Editor

     

    The first one is for V20.

     

    HTH.

     

    Grant

     

     

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  • Arunava Nag

    As I have already mentioned I am aware that of the three dots, and also in the above thread as someone said when you get to the color range tool it deactivates everything, I would like to have that as my color editor. Advanced is completely different, and my question was mostly if I could go back to the previous color editor, or why was I not seeing it. As I figured out from all the answers above, it was because of the update. 

     

    Thanks much for all the help. 

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  • SFA

    You can run V12 if you wish - but that would take you back to V12 functionality for everything.

    The point of the tutorial suggestion was simply that you might discover something in the content that leads you to a new way to achieve what you want to achieve - possibly something that is even more appealing that the V12 way of doing things.

    For example the basic colour editor has never appealed to me but now, in V20 and with the ability to use it on a layer along with the Direct Colour Editor, it seems much more powerful and flexible and so worth considering.

    Grant

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  • C-M-B

    Again: the immediate access to the color wheel was a very useful function and allowed for quick and precise edits of certain color areas (which could then easily be moved around and adjusted).
    Now when you open up the wheel everything else is locked and that's not really an advantage.

    They should have just kept the wheel, maybe as an additional tool/window or as something you could extend the tool to without locking the whole screen up.

    It's still useful, don't get me wrong. But it's not an improvement,

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