Here you can see a list of all functions available in the program pipette, ordered by the position of the corresponding function. The first section deals with all functions in the main window, the second sections includes all functions available in the menu.
- Color Field: The current color is always shown in the color field in the upper left of the main window. If the pipette is active and in use, in the color field the color under the cursor will appear. If a color from the color list is chosen, this color will appear in the color field. Even if the values in the color models are changed, the color will be ajusted automatically. A double-click on the color field adds the current color to the color list.
- Pipette: A click on this button activates the pipette. As long as you hold the mouse button after the activation, the color under the cursor appears in the color field. Once you release the mouse button, the current color is locked and can be processed.
- Color List: In the color list, colors can be saved, for example to recall them again. Behind a small box with the color, there are the absolute values from the RGB Color Space. When you select a color from the color list, it is shown in the color field and as values in the color models automatically. With the key DEL you can delete single colors, with the function "File > Clear Color List" from the menu you can clear the whole list. It is also possible to move colors with the mouse.
- Representation in the Color Models: In these boxes, the selected color is displayed as values in the various color models automatically. All values can be adjusted either with the keyboard manually, with the top-and-down buttons or the mouse wheel. In the settings you can determine how many steps the value should go down or up during adjusting. For using the mouse, just click in the appropriate box and begin rotating the mouse wheel. Behind each row, there is a button with which the values of the corresponding row can be copied to the clipboard automatically. In the settings you can both adjust how many decimal places should be used for this and if there should be copied units or other characters with the values at the same time. The values for xyz are often not considered as a triple but in the form Yxy. Again, you can adjust this in the settings under "Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > Customize" (see also XYZ-Color Model for this issue).
- File > Use Windows Dialog to choose a Color: With this function, you can use the standard Windows Color Dialog to select a color. After the selection, the color is displayed in the color field and translated to all of the color models. In the color dialog, automatically the current color of the color field is pre-selected. So it is possible to modify a choosen color by using the color dialog again.
- File > Clear Colorlist: Deletes all colors from the color list
- File > Save Colorlist: Stores the color list to a text file. The colors will be saved as RGB values, one per line.
- File > Load Colorlist: Loads colors from a text file to the list. The colors must be represented in the RGB format with one color per line. The colors will be added to the current colors in the list.
- File > Close (ESC): Quits the program Pipette
- Settings > Decimal Places > Numerical Values: Here is terminated, whether and how many decimal places are used for all values
- Settings > Add Color to Color List > By Double-Clicking on the Color Field: Enables or disables the function, that the current color of the color field is added to the color list when you doubleclick on the color field.
- Settings > Add Color to Color List > Automatically when moving the Pipette: Enables or disables the function, that with every movement of the cursor, the underlying color is added to the color list automatically when the pipette is active.
- Settings > Add Color to Color List > Automatically when grabbing with the Pipette: Enables or disables the function, that the current color under the pipette is added to the color list when releasing the mouse button.
- Settings > Increment > Values: The values indicates how many steps the value of an input field is increased or decreased when using the mouse wheel or the up-and-down buttons behind the input fields. In addition to a custom indication of this value, there are available some preset values from 0.1 to 20.
- Settings > Increment > Custom: In the new window, you can enter a custom value, which is used to indicate, how many steps the value of an input field is increased or decreased when using the mouse wheel or the up-and-down buttons behind the input fields. Therefore, both integer and decimal values with any accuracy are allowed.
- Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > On: Enables the function that individual units, characters or strings are copied in front or behind the values from the color models automatically, when copied to the clipboard. The relevant units, characters and strings, can be adjusted with "Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > Customize". If this function is turned off, a space is used as the seperation between the individual values when they are copied to clipboard.
- Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > Off: Disables the function that individual units, characters or strings are copied in front or behind the values from the color models automatically, when copied to the clipboard. The relevant units, characters and strings, can be adjusted with "Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > Customize". If this function is turned off, a space is used as the seperation between the individual values when they are copied to clipboard.
- Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > Customize: Adjusts the characters, units or strings that are copied with the values from the color models to the clipboard automatically. In the new window, you are able to specify for each color model exactly, which strings or units should be used before, between or after the values. The default setting is the percent sign for percent values, the degree (for hue), the diamond in the hexadecimal notation and spaces between the individual values. You can reset the default setting with the button "Standard". Remember no to forget spaces if they should be between the individual values. The characters between the input boxes in the window indicate the position of the respective values in the color coding. For example the line "HEX: InputField1 H InputField2" means that the string from InputField1 is written before and the string from InputField2 is written behind the hexadezimal code, if it is copied to the clipboard. This feature can be turned on with "Settings > Copy to Clipboard with Units > On".
A peculiarity arises when copying the values for xyz. With these values, it is customary not to copy all of the three values but taking Y to the values. Usually the values Yxy are used, because z results from the values x and y. So in this window it is possible to choose to copy xyz or Yxy by using the button behin the line xyz. Simply click on the appropriate line at the bottom of the window. For details on the specifications of this color model, see the section XYZ color model.
- Settings > Language > Deutsch: Changes the language of the whole program to German.
- Settings > Language > English: Changes the language of the whole program to English.
- Online > Internet Addresses: Here you can find some interesting Internet Addesses on the theme. They will open automatically when you click on the corresponding menu item. If you would like to open the web pages manually, you are also free to enter the address in your browser by your own. For example, on this pages you can get some background information about the used color models and the used termes.
- Information: On the one hand, this buttons takes you to the online representation of the pipette, where you can find the help section for example. On the other hand you can find a brief summary on the functionality, the licence and some other information.