Color Schmere's ColorPix Tool for Website Design

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Color Schmere's ColorPix Tool for Website DesignHave you ever been browsing online and come across a website or a graphic that features a color that you can't live without. Maybe you've found a color that is perfect for the project you're currently working on, or maybe it's one that you want to save for future use. Well, I am happy to report that I have found a helpful tool for capturing colors.

Color Schmere's ColorPix Tool for Website Design

Have you ever been browsing online and come across a website or a graphic that features a color that you can't live without. Maybe you've found a color that is perfect for the project you're currently working on, or maybe it's one that you want to save for future use. I am sure have. Usually, I open up Photoshop and tweak color scales and pallets until I am able to recreate the color, but this can be very time consuming. Well, I am happy to report that I have found a helpful tool for capturing colors.

ColorPix is a very simple and useful little color picker that grabs the pixel under your mouse and transforms it into a number of different color values (CMYK, RGB, HEX, and HSB), allowing users to use that color in their design efforts. For example, let's assume that you wanted to use Coca-Cola's trademark color red in a personal project that you were working on. With the tool active, hover your mouse over the logo on Coca-Cola's logo and you'll find that it has the following color properties:

RGB: 232, 0, 1
HEX: #E80001
CMYK: 0, 100, 100, 9

Color Schmere's ColorPix Tool for Website Design

My Thoughts

I absolutely love this tool, and use it daily! I've tested multiple color-picking tools, but feel that this is the best fit for me as it is easy-to-use and understand. In fact, my favorite features include:

Easy Handling

The tool's unique small size, and its ability to stay on-top of all other applications and out of the way make handling the tool very easy.

Color Lock

When hovering over a desired color, the tool's ability to lock-in colors by pressing any keyboard key is very helpful. This function allows users to find a color and preserve it until their ready to use it.

Easy Copy Function

Users who've capture their desired color can click the color value of their choice thereby coping that value to their clip-board. With a color copied, users can quickly paste the color value into their design programs and editors for easy implementation.

Magnifier

The tool comes equip with a built-in magnifier and has the ability to zoom in on your screen. This makes it very easy for users to snag the precise color they desire.

I 100% endorse this design tool, and encourage graphic and website designers to give it a shot

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