Use the iPhone or iPad camera to capture RGB values in real-time and convert them to the closest color name from a dictionary of nearly 900 colors. Also available: RYB, HSL and CMYK values, HTML color code, and the closest HTML color name. Touch a color square to view the information for that sample at any time.
Organize the sample collection on the Edit screen. After organizing your sample collection, email the color samples with color chips, with color chips and a selected photo, or as text only.
On the Options screen, set the sample aperture from 1x1 to 50x50 pixels, and select which color conversions to display.
Touch the "Target" selector then touch the screen to move the sample location without moving the device.
App Store screen shots simulated
Photo copyright E. Huybrechts
Modified and used under license: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
+ NEW: Completely rebuilt in Swift 4 for iOS 11
+ NEW: Launch screen storyboard
+ Change: Add HTML: prefix for both the HTML color name and hex code
+ Change: Increase realtime sample view from 30x30 (and 36x36 on iPad) to 50x50
+ Fix: Delay update of the selected sample until after the animation has been completed
+ Fix: Ensure at least one output is always enabled on the Options screen (when all are switched off, force Simple Color Name on)
Ratings and Reviews
Simple. And it's saving my color samples now!? Even when I quit the app. Nice.
An odd app
I am not really sure where this app is aimed. The live updating of colors using the camera is admittedly brilliant. There is some spatial averaging but it would be nice if there was also temporal averaging, otherwise you need a steady hand if you are trying to determine the color of something patterned. You can determine more than just the RGB code but if you want, say, the html code, you have to write it down or snap a picture and go to the cameral roll and read it off the saved photo. The only way to view saved colors, strangely, is in the edit mode (where you normally go to delete colors) and the only info available is the RGB color. I have no idea what the "lock/auto" buttons do. The website mentions something about organizing colors on the edit page but, besides deleting them, the only thing you can do is email them. That doesn't qualify as organizing to me.
....Even Better Now
My previous review stands. Thank you developers for optimizing for the iPhone/iPod 5. (:
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.