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Capture colors anywhere with Benjamin Moore Color Capture®. Snap a picture of any color inspiration that catches your eye and instantly get its match from Benjamin Moore's more than 3,300 paint colors.
Color Capture® Features
•Save your pictures with their Benjamin Moore coordinating colors.
•Create custom color combinations and tag them to your inspiration.
•Share your colors on facebook®, twitter® and e-mail.
•Save colors to your Favorites and add notes.
•Explore color combinations
•Access our color collections to find you favorite Benjamin Moore Color
•Locate your nearest Benjamin Moore® retailer
•Explore Benjamin Moore's product catalog to find the right paint for your project
•Built in QR code reader
[Note: On-screen color representations may vary slightly from the actual paint colors due to variance in displays and light sources. Bring the color chip numbers of the colors you like to your local Benjamin Moore retailer to match and/or order the exact paint colors.]
What's New in Version 3.1
Paint Calculator addition
QR code reader update
Capture mode update
Minor bug fixes
Just for clarification, I have an iPhone 4S and I've been working in Benjamin Moore dealers off and on for 15 years. I match and correct colors by eye.
The technology Behind this app is awesome. I love seeing all the color collections in one place, and I definitely appreciate what they were trying to do with the pocket spectrometer on the phone. However, on my phone at least, the colors wind up being far too brown. My immediate thought was that it was my phone – or my camera. However, when I first see the picture it looks true to life, more or less. Then, when I tell The app that I do want to use that image, it collects the image and turns it browner. See if yours does the same thing – watch it change when you say yes to the image. It's not exactly a small change, either, when light slate blue becomes light taupe. That shift – at least on my phone – turns the colors and often eliminates those that are really options.
So what can be done? Maybe some kind of calibration option? Maybe a reset/update? As I said, maybe it's my phone, but I'd love to hear others' thoughts.
Good in Theory
The intended functionality is a fantastic tool, however, the colors are not true. The colors are much darker in reality than how they are presented in the app or online (I would think they use the same assets.) I cross referenced the colors in the app to the swatches in store, and they were very different. The final paint on walls was much closer to the physical swatch than the colors in the app. I even tried to adjust my brightness / contrast levels to match the colors in order to be able to use the app, but it wasn't just a matter of the colors being xx percentage darker. Theoretically great, but basically useless since the colors aren't true. I also tried repeatedly to do a color match using the functionality, but the camera in the phone wouldn't capture a true representation of the color, even with adjustments in exposure and white balance so... basically useless. Great in theory though. I wish the colors were a better match. If they were this would be a great tool.
Good for somethings, not so much for others.
I find the app generally helpful. Though I know the colors on my iPhone 4s are nowhere accurate to the real thing, I do find it very helpful in the fact that the colors are all very relative to one another. This gives me a good idea if I'm matching colors relative to others I'm already familiar with. Though in the end, I would still use my actual fan decks. I do also wish, the app would allow you to pull in more then five personal colors in your Favorites pallet. As it is, you have to generate multiple favorites groupings.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Feb 04, 2013
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 40.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Benjamin Moore & Co
- © 2013 Benjamin Moore & Co.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.