Colourizing certain skins

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  1. Stuart Hemming
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    Posted 03 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Why is it that colourizing some skins appears to have no effect?

    If I go in to VSB and create a skin based on, say, Office2007, pick Grid and colourize (and save) using, as an example, #00ff33 as the base colour, the "Colourization Done" window pops up and going to fine tune shows my Green coloured skin.

    If I do the same thing but base my new skin on the "Default" skin then fine tuning the Grid skin after colourizing it shows a skin that looks identical to the original. I've not been through all the controls but Grid, Menu, ToolBar and PanelBar all seem unchanged. Editor shows changes in the tool icons but not the skin itself.

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  2. Alex Gyoshev
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    Posted 03 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Stuart,

    The colorization algorithm takes whatever colors are in the skin and replaces their hue with the one from the color you provided. This, however, does not change the saturation and value. Therefore, all shades of gray are not colorized. And since the Default skin is all-gray, it will not be affected by any colorization. The editor icons may be affected, if they have colors. This is also the point - You wouldn't want the Black skin to turn green, you might only want to change its highlights.

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  4. Stuart Hemming
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    Posted 03 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    The colorization algorithm takes whatever colors are in the skin and replaces their hue with the
    > one from the color you provided
    Well that explains then.

    > This is also the point - You wouldn't want the Black skin to turn green, you
    > might only want to change its highlights.
    But then again, I might not only want to change the highlights. I might have wanted the Black skin to be green. The point is you have made it impossible for me to make that choice.

    I wonder if the colourization couldn't be done using sliders for all three values; hue saturation and value rather than using the colour picker.

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    Alex Gyoshev
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    Posted 05 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Stuart,

    I understand how you feel about the lack of choice; the problem here is the algorithm, and what it should do with grayscale colors. Indeed, all three sliders might fix the problem -- we will address this for the next upload.

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  6. Stuart Hemming
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    Posted 05 Aug 2010 Link to this post

     Indeed, all three sliders might fix the problem -- we will address this for the next upload.
    Good answer!

    I look forward to seeing that.

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  7. Stuart Hemming
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    Posted 05 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Just out of interest, is VSB updated on the same schedule as the controls - 3 times per year - or do you have your own schedule?

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  8. Alex Gyoshev
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    Posted 05 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Stuart,

    It usually gets updated a few weeks after the official releases (so that it has the official releases in it). We do post also other unscheduled updates when some bugs get fixed (like the ones that you reported). It's more like an "on demand" schedule.

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