Color Wheel Pro - See Color Theory in Action

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Configuring Color Wheel Pro Options

Color wheel options

To configure color wheel options, choose Options > Wheel from the menu. You will see this window:

Color wheel options window


Mixing Wheel (Red-Yellow-Blue): Allows you to use the mixing color wheel composed of red, yellow, and blue primaries.

Visual Wheel (Red-Green-Blue): Allows you to use the visual color wheel composed of red, green, and blue primaries.

Pure Color: Fills the interior of the color wheel with pure spectrum colors.

Tints: Fills the interior of the color wheel with tints of spectrum colors.

Shades: Fills the interior of the color wheel with shades of spectrum colors.

Tones: Fills the interior of the color wheel with tones of spectrum colors.

Shaded Interior: This checkbox enables shading of the color wheel interior. When shaded, the inner part of the color wheel looks darker, but the areas within the hue ranges remain unchanged. This allows you to see the color scheme not only in the Preview area but on the color wheel as well. Use the Shaded Interior trackbar to adjust the percentage of shading.


Preview options

To configure preview options, choose Options > Preview from the menu. You will see this window:

Preview options window


Low quality (fastest): Sets the preview quality to Low, increasing the refresh rate of the preview window. Use this option if you have a slow PC.

Medium quality: Sets the preview quality to Medium. This option is recommended for most users.

High quality (slowest): Sets the preview quality to High. This option is recommended for fast PCs.

Real-time Preview: Causes the Preview area to be updated immediately when you change a color scheme or adjust saturation ranges or lightness. When this option is unchecked, the Preview area is updated after you finish adjusting. Turn the Real-time Preview off if you have a slow PC.


Palette options

To configure palette options, choose Palette from the Preview As drop-down list at the top of the Preview area, then choose Options > Palette from the menu:

Palette options window


Saturation Subdivisions: Sets the number of saturation subdivisions.

Lightness Subdivisions: Sets the number of lightness subdivisions.

Hue Subdivisions: Lets you choose how many hues of each color are represented in the palette.

Cell Size: Sets the size of the palette’s color swatches. If you cannot see the whole palette on your screen, you can reduce the cell size.









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