ColorSnapper 2 — the macOS color picker app for designers & developers which makes it easy to collect, adjust, organize and export colors of any pixel of the screen. It is activated via a system-wide hotkey, giving you a magnifying glass to easily pick any pixel you need, even from retina displays. The resulting color is copied to clipboard in a format of your preference.

What's new in ColorSnapper 2

● New Magnifying Glass — the original ColorSnapper magnifying glass — introduced in 2010 and adopted by every modern color picker app since then — just got even better! It works perfectly with multiple displays, different resolutions and with different pixel density. You can switch between Spaces and Applications having the magnifying glass on the screen while controlling it with gestures and keyboard shortcuts.

● New Hi-Precision Mode allows you to choose every physical pixel on a retina screen, but also works great on displays with normal pixel density by increasing mouse sensitivity and magnification level.

● Export to Adobe® Photoshop® & Illustrator® — set foreground and background color in your favorite designer tool directly from ColorSnapper.

● Capture loupe image — new magnifying glass can be used as a review tool. Pressing P will copy the zoomed image to clipboard.

● Favorites & History — with ColorSnapper2 you can now organize, adjust & export colors without leaving the application. Add colors you regularly pick to the favorites or go back in time to hundreds of colors.

● Adjust colors — new user interface seamlessly integrates with the Apple’s Color Panel so you can adjust colors before you export them.

● Quick formats filter — just start typing to quickly search through more than 30 export formats.

● Automatic color profile conversion — converts colors picked from native macOS applications, including Safari and Xcode from the monitor’s color profile to sRGB. This means you’ll get the same RGB values as those used in your code.

● Code style — use flexible color values formatters to match your coding style. Along with all new supported formats, including CSS3, NSColor & UIColor, Swift, Android, Java, .NET and many more, this results in even faster developer workflow.

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What's New

Version 1.5.1

• Bugfix: Automatic color conversion on macOS 10.13

Ratings and Reviews

Great app


I’ve found nothing easier to pinpoint a particular color on the screen. This app works flawlessly and is a must have for any web developer!

Incredibly well-designed and highly efficient

Hunter Holder

ColorSnapper lives in the menu bar, and can be activated by using 2 keyboard shortcuts. One shortcut opens the color sampler, where you can click on a color on the screen (and hold down the mouse to get some extra zoom and accuracy) to instantly copy it to your keyboard. The other shortcut opens up a window that allows you to see previously sampled colors, where you can edit a sampled color with Apple’s color picker or copy a color to your clipboard in pretty much any color format you can think of. You can also save favorite colors (and access them from the menu bar by holding the alt key)

My favorite part is that, for everything that you can do with this app, there’s a matching keyboard command. While using a mouse is completely fine, I can do things much faster when I can have my fingers on the keys. With this app, I can very quickly make a collection of colors. There are other apps that are similar to this, but the workflow of ColorSnapper is the best and most refined I’ve come across.

There’s a preview of this app available on the website for this app, and I’d highly recommend trying it out.

Nice new version - definitely worth buying


I used ColorSnapper (the original one) for most of the last 2 years for various printing design, web design, professional and personal needs and I loved it.

Version 2 has a really nice clean Yosemite feel to it with helpful personalization options, particularly pertaining to use of the magnifying glass.

2 features I would love to see are the ability to resize the “Colors and Formats” box and the option to pin this box in front of everything else on my screen for easy reference.


Alexander Danmayer
4.3 MB
Developer Tools
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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