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Color Picker

By Patrik Tomas Chamelo

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Color Picker, the utility application, designed for all Cocoa developers and application designers. An efficient color picker, for professionals, who care about optimizing their workflow and speed up their process.

With Color Picker, you can choose any color from everywhere in your screen using the magnifier and selecting your desired pixel. Then a preview of the color, its Hexadecimal, RGB value, NSColor and UIColor is displayed.
You can copy the code with a single click, drag 'n drop or use the new shortcuts to paste it into your source code.

Color Picker has now become even better.

- With the new Menubar option you can quickly access your recently copied or recently saved colors.

- The magnifier tool is instantly displaying a preview of the color. (HEX or RGB)

- Drag and drop your code from the application to any program you are working on. (e.g. Xcode)

Additionally, the app can read any HEX or RGB values that you might type and show you the corresponding color and code.

Last but not least, Color Picker gets you out of trouble remembering the colors you used, as it contains a library, where you can store the colors for any use in the future, simply by dragging the preview box to the library.

Especially for developers is now given the chance of Zero suppression, where they can remove redundant zeroes from the float numbers, as well as appending a semicolon in the source code.

Key Features:
- Added menubar icon
- Added recently saved and copied colors
- Code is draggable to other apps (e.g. Xcode)
- HEX or RGB value showing in the magnifier
- Retina support
- Pick up any color using the new built-in magnifying glass tool
- Save as many colors in the library for future use.
- Copy the format you need for your source code (e.g. NSColor, UIColor, HEX, RGB)

Color Picker requires OSX 10.7 or later

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What's New in Version 1.4.1

- Fix window dragging for El Capitan
- Lowercased hex value
- Remove .f since CGFloat is a double on 64bit


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Customer Reviews

Use it all the time

I love this app! A quick command+shift+m and bam you’re picking a color, copying the value and pasting in your code/design! You can also save swatches as groups. Really handy if you follow brand guidelines or reuse certain color values often. It’s a must have!

Not working for me

I use it at home on my Mac + a thunderbold display with no issues. On my El Capitan MBP It does not capture values from Chrome and a few other apps. But does capture values from other programs hidden behind. Not sure what the issue is, I otherwise never had an issue with it.

Multiple Monitor Issue

I have the multiple monitor issue that others have mentioned. Position on the monitor appears to be offset vertically (making it impossible to select pixels near the top portion of the screen). Otherwise its been great, but unfortunately I’ll have to find a replacement :(.

Color Picker
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  • Free
  • Category: Developer Tools
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Size: 1.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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