Color ID Free
By GreenGar Studios
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Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time. It's an Augmented Reality app for discovering the names of the colors around you!
The color names are fun and specific: Paris Daisy, Lavender Rose, Moon Mist, and many more. The app also supports Simple Colors. Tap the color square at the top left corner to toggle between Simple Colors and Exotic Colors.
It can be a useful app for the blind and visually impaired, but I think it's fun for everyone.
It will also tell you the hex value of the color, so you can identify exactly what color the camera sees.
It's fast, easy, and fun! Try it today.
"Best App Ever" - JJ Sutherland, NPR
"How wonderful! This could also help me avoid arguments with my wife about what color something is. I have such a restricted color vocabulary." - Brumley Gap
* You can also switch to Simple Colors mode by using the Action button in the toolbar at the bottom.
Color Identifier will appear as "Color ID" on your home screen.
Color names are from Chirag Mehta, who used Wikipedia, Crayola, and Color-Name Dictionaries like Resene.
This is an updated version of Color Identifier that includes simple color names. It uses new APIs introduced in iOS 4.
This app originated from the Project:Possibility SS12:USC 2010 event.
What's New in Version 2.3
- Support 4-inches Retina display
- Localization in Spanish for simple color mode
- Known issue: there might be an issue with saving photo on iPad 3. Please let us know if you run into problems at ColorID@greengar.com
This is really useful for collecting pallets of natural colors, especially ones that fire our fancy, for remodeling, or art/graphic projects. I'm not sure what the exotic naming convention is, but it must have been fun with 16 million possible.
I'd give it a 5, but if it's possible, it's not intuitively obvious how to use this on an existing image, and there is one bugaboo that when using the camera, I find a color I like, then try to capture it, but it captures an adjacent pixel which is sometimes not even close.
Dream come true
I though of this app. I said "I wish there was an app that did this, this and this". Here it is!
The color is very touchy and the only feature I can think of this app needing is a history of the last few colors because when I get into exotic colors there are so many it's often difficult to get that same lighting of the most accurate.
The app is difficult to use, especially for those of us who have never been able to see color. I contacted the developers concerning a tutorial, if one exists. Not only have I not receive a response, but now I can't get the app to even open. Furthermore, I tried again to contact the developer, I was alerted that the Support page--which I needed--is currently off line. Is this just another case of an app that would increase the independence of a fairly small but growing number of people, has been forever put out of service?
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Dec 26, 2012
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 22.6 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: GreenGar Studios
- © 2011-2012 Greengar Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.