The Apple Pencil is one of the most popular accessories for the iPad Pro, and now it looks like it could soon have a new trick up its sleeve.
Apple is looking into allowing the Pencil to sample colors from the real world and replicate them on the iPad Pro’s display.
The patent, titled “Color Sampling with an Electronic Stylus,” was spotted by AppleInsider
describes a system that would enable the Pencil to sample colors from a physical object,
such as a piece of clothing, and then replicate that color on the display.
The system would use a camera and light source to capture a sample of the color, and then apply the same color to a digital painting.
It’s an intriguing idea, and one that could make digital painting even more realistic and enjoyable.
The ability to sample colors from the real world could make it easier to replicate the exact shades and tones of a given object or landscape.
It could also be useful for graphic designers and other professionals who need to incorporate specific colors into their work.