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Color picker tool doesn't work
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System Information
Operating system: macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Graphics card:Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB

Blender Version
Broken: 2.81

Short description of error
I can not use the color picker while I am texture painting, because of some bug that I can't run. I tried 2.8 and 2.81 but it's still there.

When I press S to select color picker, it manages to change mouse cursor as c.picker. But it can't pick any color. And the most annoying thing is, cursor stucks with the c.picker and doesn't change anything neither if I left click nor right click or ESC to cancel.

Is there anyone who can understand the situation? As you can imagine it's so hard to work with texture paiting without eyedropper tool!

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on the default startup or an attached .blend file (as simple as possible).

Event Timeline

Blender Version is 2.81 - i don't know what broken means...

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.Thu, Feb 13, 5:07 PM

Hi and thx for the report.

Having a hard time reproducing.
(also I seem not to find a message like Pick a custom Color from the Screen - like in the screenshot you provided - in the sourcecode)

  • Where exactly do you use the S sampling from (the 3D view, right? Or Image Editor?)
  • Could you check if this still an issue in a current build from
  • Assume you also tried this with Factory Settings? File → Defaults → Load Factory Settings? Maybe this is from an Addon?