Hex color codes has FF in front of its real value

CandyFaceCandyFace Posts: 620
edited June 2015 in Bug reports
A quick bug report:
The hex color codes, has ' ff '  in front of every color value, making the code itself invalid because its 8 instead of 6 in length.

An example:
The real color: ba4f38
PyxelEdit: ffba4f38

I discovered the bug while doing some 3D modelling in Blender, and tried to reuse my colors from something I made in in PE, though it either gave me something completely different or nothing at all. 

This has not been fixed in the pre-released version either, at least not the version which i have received. 


  • 0101011101010111 Posts: 10
    Does the FF represent the alpha channel?
  • CandyFaceCandyFace Posts: 620
    edited June 2015
    Ahh yes of course that's it, the first two characters represent the alpha channel. 
    Well then it's not a bug, however it still makes it problematic to copy/paste and use its color code in programs that does not use the ARGB color space. 
  • 0101011101010111 Posts: 10
    It actually makes my life a lot easier because I usually work in 0xAARRGGBB format, but I can totally see what you mean, and it might be inelegant to have two boxes - maybe a couple of tiny boxes directly adjacent to the AARRGGBB feild that quickly copy the color in a couple of different formats?
  • CandyFaceCandyFace Posts: 620
    edited June 2015
    Yes buttons could easily fix the problem, the issue with this however is the elegance which you mention too. 
    I've never personally seen ARGB hex being used in context with artistic programs, so I wonder if it really should be used, and not just get rid of. A possibly more elegant solution could be to have have a tick box in the settings panel, giving you the option to choose whether you want to use ARGB or RGB.
  • 0101011101010111 Posts: 10
    Yeah, ARGB is hardly ever used in pure art programs, but I use it a lot in game dev. An option in the settings would be pretty useful, but I think some people using Pyxel Edit are making use of the alpha channel (although it looks like they're using the slider and not inputting it manually in the AARRGGBB field).
  • DanikDanik Posts: 788
    That is indeed the alpha of the color. I guess most of the time people want to input/paste/copy RRGGBB so maybe it should be changed. Or maybe pasting is uncommon and a small drop down with options for copying the color in different formats would be a better solution. The list might include other formats too, for example with opaque red:
  • CandyFaceCandyFace Posts: 620
    edited July 2015
    A dropdown menu with various other formats sounds like a superior solution, that indeed would be a better. 
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