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problem with colors

Aug 8, 2011, 11:07
Post: #1
problem with colors
I have an intermitted problem

Sometimes I can't draw with any color other than grey

I'll see green (for example) as my foreground color. However, when I apply it, it turns out as grey

I can open up other files and the colors work perfectly. It is exclusive to this file. I pened this file in Ms Paint and it will only paint grey on this file as well.

Is the file corrupt or is this a form of copyright protection?
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Aug 8, 2011, 12:51
Post: #2
RE: problem with colors
(Aug 8, 2011 11:07)phoenix777 Wrote:  I have an intermitted problem

Sometimes I can't draw with any color other than grey

I'll see green (for example) as my foreground color. However, when I apply it, it turns out as grey

I can open up other files and the colors work perfectly. It is exclusive to this file. I pened this file in Ms Paint and it will only paint grey on this file as well.

Is the file corrupt or is this a form of copyright protection?
Likely a color-indexed file (GIF, typically)(*). The file has a palette of colors, and you can only draw in one of these colors. To convert back to RGB, use Image/Mode/RGB.

(*) technnically it could also be a true grayscale image, but this is fairly rare.

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Aug 9, 2011, 00:44 (This post was last modified: Aug 9, 2011 00:48 by phoenix777.)
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RE: problem with colors
(Aug 8, 2011 12:51)ofnuts Wrote:  ]Likely a color-indexed file (GIF, typically)(*). The file has a palette of colors, and you can only draw in one of these colors. To convert back to RGB, use Image/Mode/RGB.

(*) technnically it could also be a true grayscale image, but this is fairly rare.

Thank you. It worked well. Whay trew me off was that this poblem also appeared in MS Paint.
By changing the mode, I fixed the problem in both programs
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