On Wed, 4 Apr 2007 08:20:00 -0700, KFloyde
>Ever since I migrated to a Vista Business computer, the eye dropper tool has
>stopped working in several applications, including FrontPage 2003, Adobe
>Photoshop Elements, and even my old standby, Image Composer. When I use this
>tool in any of the programs, it immediately displays black as the selected
>color (before I even click on another color) and won't change.
>I'm currently using a third-party utility (Colourificator) as a workaround,
>but that takes several additional steps to accomplish the same result that
>one click with the eyedropper used to handle.
>Is there anything that can be done to fix the problem in Vista itself?
>Perhaps a registry tweak? Vista is the only common denominator I have found
>since all of the programs still work properly on my WinXP machines.
Interesting, I see the same kind of malfunction with the Vegas
eyedropper tool as well. Vegas is a pro grade video editor. If I try
to select an area with the eyedropper tool, it just shows a black
area, and the color wheels in the filter it is suppose to effect don't
change, so it don't automate a black or white point correction like it
used to in XP. However if I just click on a single pixel with the
eyedropper tool in Vegas, it still functions correctly.
I was thinking it could be a video driver issue, maybe something wrong
with Vegas (doubtful), maybe it is Vista itself. Don't know yet.
Interesting others see it also in other applicatons with a different
eyedropper tool. The one I'm referring to is build-into Vegas.
Just curious, what video card and driver are you using?
I'm using NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT driver 126.96.36.19946. I tired a later
driver that crashed so went back to this one.