Something I keep finding myself really wishing I had access to is a small canvas in a docker I could use as a place to plop down some colors and mix them to give myself a nice palette to color pick from like a traditional painter’s palette. There’s a thread in the forums from about 3-4 years back, but it seems it might of got lost in the shuffle along the way since then. So I thought it would be useful to bring it back up again here and see if there is anyone else who shares my interest in this feature.
My current solution is to use a template that includes an empty local palette that can be saved to just the current file. Then I do my mixing on the canvas on a separate layer, and then manually add colors I like to the palette docker. It works, but its really clunky and cumbersome and really doesn’t allow for the same randomness in choice that comes from picking along a patch of blended color.
For my own purpose, I just want a small canvas in a docker that gets saved along with the file so it stays available between sessions as the bare minimum of essential functionality. That’s all I need to be a happy camper in regards to this feature.
But some other potentially useful quality of life bonus additions to consider would include the option to save and load these as their own separate files, so you can bring in palettes you really liked from previous paintings. This would be really handy when working on a multi-image project, like backgrounds for a game to keep a common color theme throughout the related works.
Another potentially useful feature is setting up some basic paging to save on space and allow grouping together related colors that are likely to be needed at the same time. As far as UI goes, this can be something as simple as 2 arrow buttons pointing in opposite directions on the same stretch of header as the save/load options if they are implemented as well.