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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 1.4.0

- Swift support, generated color code can be Objective-C or Swift.
- Ready for Yosemite.
- Bug fixes and improvements in the overall design.

Thank you for your support.


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Customer Reviews

Great app! But I work with multiple monitors...

Great app! But I work with multiple monitors… and this doesn’t! On my smaller monitor (where all of my design documents live) when I go towards the top tenth of the screen the picker thinks I’ve gone beyond the top of the screen—so the loupe is off by nearly 100px vertically on this monitor which makes it unusable! I’m looking through the settings but nothing seems to remedy the problem. I want so badly to give this app a 5 star rating. It deserves. But I can’t because of this major kink. Patrick, this should definitely be a priority #1 bug fix!

Good idea but broken on multiple monitors

This app is a good idea, but it doesn’t work on multiple monitors, where one monitor has a different screen size than the other.

On the shorter monitor, the eye dropper picks up pixels that are vertically offset by a few hundred pixels from the mouse. In other words, the app picks colors from an area of the screen that isn’t under the mouse - instead picking from an area well above where the mouse is located.

If the eye dropper can be fixed this would be a useful app, but until then it’s just a good idea.

Color Managment

There are a plethera of color pickers. There are few that have the ability to create groups of color for a specific clients or projects. This one does. For that alone it is worth the price. It is also clean and intuative. It allows quick access from the menu bar. Great little app. Does what is needed.

Color Picker
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  • Free
  • Category: Developer Tools
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  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Size: 1.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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