White balance neutral color picker not working (wayland)

What is your operating system?

ubuntu 22.04.01 (wayland)

What is your Shotcut version (see Help > About Shotcut)? Is it 32-bit?

22.10.25, installed from flatpack

Can you repeat the problem? If so, what are the steps?

  • open a video
  • add a white balance filter
  • click on the tool to pick up a neutral color
  • no matter where I click on the video, the color picked is black

I read about related problems on wayland with color pickers, so might be related? let me know if you want me to provide more information or install test things


Works fine on Windows. (Shotcut: v22.10.25)


for what I read, the newer versions of most linux distributions have switched to wayland, that - I’m not sure why, seems to make it difficult to read colors (at least I had the problem with sharing windows on calls)

and you seem to confirm it’s a problem specific to linux