The Color Sampler tool, hidden under the Eyedropper tool, is too often overlooked when a user is making color corrections. Next time you need to match colors or remember before and after colors, take it for a drive. However, before you do, you might like to read up on some of its dark secrets.
Color samplers used on their own aren't particularly useful. They really shine when used in conjunction with the Info palette. Fortunately, when you place a color sampler, the Info palette is brought to the front automatically. What's more, you can also select it from the Window menu at any time (even if you are in a modal dialog box).
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