Old 01-01-2019, 07:59 AM   #41
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I've tried change colors of meters and that has worked, but I can't get rid of that brown and dark brown bg almost everywhere.
There is no brown in the Default theme; the backgrounds are dark grey. This could be because the colour calibration on your monitor is off, but the most common cause I see with users is that you are using OSX and have the wrong color profile assigned for your display.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:16 PM   #42
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Unfortunately I have a bad news for you.

I'm not on a MAC.

I have used 3 different monitors and I always use NVidia cards (I'm ex IT expert) and I've never use any special settings in NVIDIA s/ware.

On all 3 monitors Reaper is dark brown.

I have 3 computers and 3 monitors and... it's still dark brown.

So that's bad news for you. You may have some problem with your monitor.

Or... your eyes are not working properly. You can test them on special on line tests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWyrp3hu4KE

I just have past all tests! :-)

Many people have these problems, mainly men.

Nothing to be ashamed.

Another thing you may consider as well. I'm an expert on colors.

I had panel and pain shop for 14 years and I was matching colors all the time. Than

I was employed for 8 years for... matching colors.

So I have 22 years of matching colors.

I'm not trying to be disrespectful or unkind. I'm telling you what I know and I know well with a huge experiences.

Many people have such problems, at least 1 in 10 so don't be surprise.

Since you are working with colors, better know these things and be prepared for some surprises.

Also, you can find someone almost totally colorblind.

Kind regards...
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:27 AM   #43
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Hello,

There are no browns in the default theme. Open up the the Theme Tweaker and you can see the RGB (red / green / blue) values for the backgrounds. Unpack the theme and have a look in the image folder and you can have a look at the RGB values for any image by opening the image in something like paint.net using the color picker to check the RGB values. Or, simply take a screenshot of the theme and open that in paint.net and use the color picker to check the color (RGB value) of anything...
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:07 AM   #44
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I have used 3 different monitors and I always use NVidia cards (I'm ex IT expert) and I've never use any special settings in NVIDIA s/ware.
If you've not set it then it possibly won't be using the correct colour profile for your monitors. But if your computer is displaying #333333 as brown, the problem is on your end.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:23 AM   #45
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You're right!

I just made a pic form Reaper, put it into Photoshop and checked it out.

rgb all 51 and #333333

Coding is showing grey, but it looks brown.

I have added a jpg and not sure if will show it.

But on three monitors LCD ASUS 27", LG 21" and Samsung 21" looks brown.

I don't know why, some flicker or angle... looks... brown.

When I just made a pic with rgb all 0 0 0 than it looks really black.


Especially when you looking from some angle, looks really brown.

Just checked Rado V4... looks grey and black.

Janno Albinos looks grey.

FremaFM and FremaAM look bluish grey

All Default 5.0 version are looking brownish or brown.

Most likely it's such specific shade which despite REAL color looks brown.

Hmmm... I'm working sometimes with web pages and some colors looking different in

BlueGriffon and when I put them in Chrome or Firefox, they are looking different.

I was investigating it but I could not find any answer.

Since #333333 coding or rgb which is web coding as well, that would be the answer.

Numbers and colors are not always matching.

That looks like coding is correct but the display is not perfect IMHO.

So no one is wrong and no one is right. There is some problem which I have spotted in CSS coding and I don't have an answer for it!

One thing I'm sure. That 'grey' look brown for my eyes and my 3 monitors.

Sorry White Tie!!!!
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:28 AM   #46
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I saw the first number...the rest is a completely mess to me. But I'm also one-eyed since I was 2 years old and I think (believe) that's why I'm so colorblind, seeing with one eye. But I don't know anything else so it's ok.

So, all dark colors: Brown, Green, Blue are very differcult. Purple is 9 times out of 10 blue to me. Same goes for pink, light pink is white.

I need strong color tracks to see it. If they are faded och not sharp enough I don't see if it is brown or green, orange or red.
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:24 AM   #47
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That one is easy. That below is a little harder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZp_6NZGc08

But I was able to make it without a single mistake.

However I was doing much harder tests and on two or three last ones I've made mistakes.

I don't think your one eye (sorry my friend!) make MUCH difference. But on longer run it can make a difference.

With matching colors the problem is not so much your good vision, but the knowledge what to add (or take out) from the color you're trying to match.

It's so complex, that a big book could be written about it.

Some examples.

You matching color and next car to your sample is red and you are matching different color.

No chances of matching. It's like matching in red color lamp.
In sun light in the noon it's the best time to match colors. Before 11:00 AM and after 16:00 PM don't match, especially gold, yellow or brown colors.

No chances of matching.

In artificial light is the same or... worse.

But... that will not solve the brown problem with Reaper.

But if someone can change and all of those brown make into more blue, I would love it and maybe many others.

With a current Default 5.0 theme I can see 2 problems. To make version 6.

1. Of course brown, but that's my personal preferences. Just make 2 options, please! :-)

2. Writing on sends, inserts, etc are almost perfect on RADO-V4. You can read and can see properly the volumes. Current one is BAD! I'm forced to type numbers.

3.A little 3d graphics. And will be IMHO perfect for most people.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:10 AM   #48
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Calibrate your monitors.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:28 PM   #49
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Which one?

If you thinking that I have no idea how to use Reaper....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABQqFbIKM8o

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Which tweak? Almost certainly yes; Reaper themes are mostly OS independent.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:47 AM   #51
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He is right about a certain 'cast' to the colors. For example, if you edit a track color, the actual color is all washed out compared to the preview in the color selector. I bet it is a transparency issue.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:29 AM   #52
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Just few days ago I have solved one problem regards colors for web designed.

There are problems with proper display colors in different browsers.

I have no idea, how works color system in Reaper, but since we're talking #444557 it

sound like the same system. In web design it's css.

Playing with code until the display is as planned and differences can be significant.

I was playing with code until I got right color in Chrome.

I’m suspecting the same thing is happening with Reaper.
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I have no idea, how works color system in Reaper.
It doesn't. Browsers use color profiles, Reaper just uses the system color space just like almost everything else. Here's what has probably happened: Either your screen is uncalibrated or your system color settings have been messed with, you have now corrected this in Chrome when you should have corrected this on your monitor or system color settings.

I'm trying to help you, please allow yourself to be helped. Anyway, this is a theme tweaking reference thread, so if you want to continue this discussion please start a new thread.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:40 AM   #54
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How do I get my midi cc bars to display with a gradient?

Like in here:
https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=218346
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