I’ve run into what I can only assume is a bug, but would like some confirmation and ideally a workaround if possible.
I've set up an palette in Inkscape (0.92) and have applied it to my illustration. Now I would like to play with the palette entries to see how the illustration looks as colors change.
If I right-click a palette entry, I see an Edit... option:
If I have no objects selected when I click this, nothing happens. If I do have objects selected, it brings up the Fill and Stroke settings for those objects. That's my first point of confusion, since according to this I would expect it to allow me to edit the palette entry via a color wheel. Instead, I seem to be editing the swatch for the selected object.
If I persist and use the Fill and Stroke settings, things get weirder. If I drag the RGBA sliders around, then everything updates as expected. All objects with the given swatch (not just the object I have selected!) will reflect the chosen color. However, if I modify the color in any other way, it does not:
I've not been able to track down any further information on how editing palette entries is supposed to work in Inkscape. Can anyone point me in the right direction here?
I have a clunky workaround as follows:
- Bring up the Fill and Stroke for the palette entry.
- Copy/paste the RGBA value into the text box. This updates all the individual values, but not the palette entry itself.
- Drag the alpha slider all the way to the right (assuming full opacity in the color, which is the case for all my colors). This applies the palette entry correctly.