[Chimera-users] HLS color adjustments?

Oliver Clarke olibclarke at gmail.com
Wed Dec 30 11:21:28 PST 2015

Hi Tom, thanks for that. Makes sense. Happy new year!


On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Tom Goddard <goddard at sonic.net> wrote:

> Hi Oliver,
>   I added a feature request to our database for ChimeraX to allow
> modulating colors.  I agree this would be useful.
>   Exporting images with text, pseudobonds and silhouette edges as vector
> graphics is not easy.  Text labels could be done.  Currently we use dashed
> cylinders in ChimeraX for pseudobonds instead of dashed lines as in
> Chimera.  Silhouette edges are not computed as lines, they are just a set
> of pixels on boundaries where a depth change occurs so it would be
> difficult to turn those into lines.  Much more feasible would be to save
> each of these things as a separate bitmap image so they could be used as
> layers in a photo editing program.
>         Tom
> > On Dec 23, 2015, at 11:28 AM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Suggestion for ChimeraX: Allow tweaking (not replacing) color of
> selection, to adjust hue, lightness or saturation of selection (which could
> contain multiple colors).
> >
> > This would be handy when creating duotone images, where one selection is
> one color and another selection is a lighter (or darker) version of the
> same color; Or for creating Goodsell-style images where carbons are one
> color and heavier elements are a darker version of the same color.
> >
> > In general this would also be useful in cases where you want to edit a
> color that is close to but not quite the desired one - currently, launching
> the color editor defaults the selection to black, and it can sometimes be
> difficult to locate the exact color one had previously, so a way to edit
> colors in place would be useful for this purpose.
> >
> > Another suggestion to consider - would it be possible to allow exporting
> to a format (perhaps SVG?) where both vector and bitmap information can be
> edited separately? Specifically, I’m envisioning a three-layer file, with a
> bitmap + text and lineart, where lineart would include pseudobonds and
> potentially silhouettes. This would allow easy adjustment of the thickness,
> style etc of silhouettes and pseudo bonds post-Chimera, and
> editing/reformatting of text labels. I am not sure how practical this is,
> but if it is feasible to implement eventually it would certainly be useful.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Oliver.
> >
> >
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