Can't set colour by RGB

Asked by Steve Primarolo on 2018-03-09

When using the bucket icon, paintbrush, etc., in Inkscape 0.91, the only way to select a colour appears to be from the colour bar at the bottom of the screen. I need to use the same colours as I've used in other applications, which I would ideally set using RGB. The option may be there. I couldn't find it. This should be straightforward and in good software, intuitive.

According to the manual at under "Flat (solid) colours", it says " Setting up color management can be done under the Color management section in the Inkscape Preferences dialog.". I can find no such "Color management section".

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TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

Sounds like you might be interested in custom palettes and swatches:

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

Or maybe you'd like to double-click on a tool icon and set its color using 'this tool's own style' (only useful if you mostly use the same color).

Or you can make a file that contains all the colors you need to create your own palette.

Save it as .gpl into the 'palettes' folder in your Inkscape user preferences directory.

More detailed instructions with intermediate steps available by web search.

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