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The EyeDropper API enables developers to use a browser-supplied eyedropper in the construction of custom color pickers.
Creative applications built for the web could benefit from an ability to sample a color from pixels on the screen. Many "native" applications, e.g. PowerPoint, have this ability but are unable to carry it over their web equivalents. Even though some browsers
have eyedropper capability built into <input type=color> elements, web applications are limited in their ability to integrate this into their custom color picker UX since the eyedropper is generally accessible only through the non-customizable popup UI of
the <input type=color> control.
Initial public proposal
TAG review status
Interoperability and Compatibility
The new API can be feature-detected by checking for the existence of the EyeDropper interface on the window object. On browsers without support, web apps can invoke the full color
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No special support is needed.
Not yet, but WPT tests will be added during development.
Will this feature be supported on all six Blink platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Android WebView)?
Initially we are planning to support this only on desktop operating systems and will consider bringing it to mobile if there is demand.
Link to entry on the Chrome Platform Status
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