I am using this script bellow to get an RGB color from color picker. Any idea how can I do the same thing but using Photoshop's color piker instead of system's one?

var hexToRGB = function(hex) {
    var r = hex >> 16;
    var g = hex >> 8 & 0xFF;
    var b = hex & 0xFF;
    return [r, g, b];

var color_decimal = $.colorPicker();
var color_hexadecimal = color_decimal.toString(16);
var color_rgb = hexToRGB(parseInt(color_hexadecimal, 16));

I have found something like this, var cP = app.showColorPicker();, but it just returns a boolean value...

PS: Newbie to Photoshop scripting!!!


app.showColorPicker(); returns true if OK button was clicked and false if it was cancelled. To get the selected color simply get a foreground color after color picker window was closed:

var myColor = getColorpickerColor(); 

if (myColor !== false) alert(myColor.rgb.hexValue);

function getColorpickerColor()
    if (app.showColorPicker())
        return app.foregroundColor
        return false
}; // end of getColor()
  • I did a test as it is and I got this ... "Illegal 'return' of a function body"!!! – Simonetos The Greek Jun 24 '19 at 10:56
  • 1
    well, return only can be used inside of a function. I updated my answer – Sergey Kritskiy Jun 24 '19 at 10:59

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