Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

With its magnification area (for precision), this light-weight application will inform you of the exact color of the exact pixel that you'd like to know.
Just select the pixel, store the color, and then you are easily able to copy it.  Great for precise color matching!

ColorPic 3 features:

    :bulletgreen: Easily pick any color from the screen.
    :bulletgreen: No popup adverts or spyware, it really is free.
    :bulletgreen: Colors shown in hex and decimal.
    :bulletgreen: Easy to use with any other program.
    :bulletgreen: Resizable magnification area.
    :bulletgreen: Overlay a grid for quick pick alignment.
    :bulletgreen: Use arrow keys to nudge mouse pointer.
    :bulletgreen: Save multiple palettes of colors automatically.
    :bulletgreen: WebSafe Colors are displayed.
    :bulletgreen: Snap to nearest WebSafe color.
    :bulletgreen: Web color names displayed.
    :bulletgreen: Edit color values after selection.

ColorPic runs on all Windows systems: 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP.  There is no setup, just unzip and use!

Add a Comment:
 
:icondelivi:
delivi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
this is a great utitlity that I was searching for, saves a lot of time
Reply
:iconmoloko:
moloko Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I have been unable to SAVE pallettes with this. Frustrating.
Reply
:iconhalfliquid:
halfliquid Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004
Quite a lot like Pixie from NattyWare.com. Well, sorta.

:lol:

Nice app!

I :chew: it.
Reply
:iconchibifrank:
ChibiFrank Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004   Digital Artist
wow, sounds like a great program to use! *goes to check it out*
Reply
:iconm-crackaz:
M-Crackaz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i liek the sound of this software!
Reply
:iconm-crackaz:
M-Crackaz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds pretty cool!
Reply
:iconichigo-mewmew:
Ichigo-MewMew Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
ColorPic 3? Never heard of it....
Reply
:iconthe-disposessed:
the-disposessed Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
"Have you ever wanted to pick an exact hue from an image, to know what the exact color information of a certain pixel is?"

No!

:D
Reply
:iconlrz:
lrz Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
Thanks, gonna use this instead of colorpad.
Reply
:iconxandaman:
XanDaMan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004
All these incresing lame people who won't shut up saying 'I use photoshop, I R l33t. ph34r. Hush up.

The world doesn't revolve around photoshop. I use this for nabbing colours for themeing etc.
Reply
:iconmoloko:
moloko Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
nice little program. I like this better than color pad. it keeps a nice palette of colors on the screen. thanks.
Reply
:iconlostgears:
lostgears Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004   Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
Reply
:iconryan-gfx:
ryan-gfx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
Sounds pretty useless. Why the hell would you need an entire program for one simple little task that I can easily do in PSP. All I have to do is press Prt Scrn, open in PSP, (PSP opens super-fast, unlike shitty Adobe) paste it in, extract the color, and close it out all in under 10 seconds.

I could see why an adobe user would download this, what with Photoshop taking fucking FOREVER to load. Like the first couple of people said though, definately overkill..

we may as well have a full-featured program that is used for the soul task of magnifying images.

:roll:

NEXT.
Reply
:iconshocks:
shocks Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
sounds pretty handy
Reply
:iconmick-mick:
mick-mick Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I use Pixie and it has done me good for a long time.


I must say that this program you spotlighted has enough features I might one day want to be worth a download.
Thank you for the tip. :thanks:
Reply
:iconthe-definition:
The-Definition Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Photographer
actually this could be usefull, for those times when you dont want to have photoshop up and youre working in.. say dreamweaver for example, it doesnt have a color picker like that :)
Reply
:iconnapster4every1:
napster4every1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Will this program also work in CMYK colorspace?
Reply
:iconnemoorange:
nemoorange Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
I've been using ColorPic for 6 months now & I've really enjoyed it. I just tried out Pixie, & it didn't have the cool zoom-in window that ColorPic. Plus ColorPic can save colors & whatnot. Truly a good little app.
Reply
:iconoffering:
Offering Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Nice, but i think i'll stay with ColorCop, which is a freebie as well..
Reply
:icondigital-tuner:
Digital-tuner Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Good for the lazy peeps o0
Reply
:icondaylight-dancer:
daylight-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Nice program, for people who don't know how to use the eye dropper in PS. :nod:
Reply
:iconkittiquin:
kittiquin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
... it's mainly for people in pixel art.

people who can't afford PS -.-
or just couldn't be bothered with photoshop (it's not very useful for pixel art).
Reply
:icondaylight-dancer:
daylight-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
Yeah, totally isn't very good..PS that is..with PA. (:
Reply
:iconavegen:
avegen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
It's the same thing either way... using Photoshop or whatever to find the coding... you'd still have to open an entire application just to find it out, then close the application again. I'd rather just keep the stuff I use, because it's just as fast.
Reply
:iconalchemism:
alchemism Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Seems like a program that only a selected few will use. And to the pixel? damn.....
Reply
:iconteardr0p:
teardr0p Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
ya, it's nice for sure! tried it but a little too big for me - currently i'll stick to colorpad which has a niffty skin database here on devart. and if you run into problems geting the prog cause it's nolonger developed you can find it somewhere on orpahn.de - there are lots of usefull old progs


edit: ok, site seems to get a new design or somethin, here the direct link:
[link]
Reply
:icongurnard:
gurnard Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Thats pretty cool.. I have always used Huey for this task.... might give it a bash.. and to the non believers.. it is a damn site easier than doing a screen grab and sticking it in PS.. particuarly if you are just coding, don't want to go to far from your code, just want the colour code NOW... they are handy apps.
Reply
:iconleliathomas:
leliathomas Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Well, I'm one of the ones that thinks this is a little silly. It's not all that hard to take a screenshot and get the color you want. If you feel it is...whoa, well, that's just a wee bit lazy. :lmao:

I'd like to mention something though, that may or may not be true, since I haven't downloaded and installed this. It has no setup? Seems weird. Does that mean it does or doesn't have a uninstall then? I don't know...at least in my experience, it's seemed like most of the things that didn't go into the effort of putting an install/setup application also didn't go to the trouble of adding a uninstall application, which makes for some tricky program removal when they happens. Hopefully it does have one though. :)
Reply
:icongamma:
gamma Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Generally if there's no install, the "safe" uninstall is to delete the folder you put the program in. I, personally, am a big fan of programs like that, for a bunch of reasons... No registry keys everywhere, no miscellaneous files everywhere, actually a lot faster to delete then trying to find the uninstaller, can delete without Admin privlages, usually easier to run on a keychain drive if the need arises... etc.
Reply
:iconhazadess:
Hazadess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
It has no setup because you don't have to install it. Just unzip, and you'll get a standalone .exe, just lunch it, and it lunch the program.... No install so, no uninstall. 100% risks free :P
Reply
:iconleliathomas:
leliathomas Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Ah, okay, thanks. Still won't use it, but I thought I'd bring that up in case. :)
Reply
:iconjsnfwlr:
jsnfwlr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Its not that I am lazy, its that I don't have time to run a memory intensive application such as photoshop every time I want to find out what the 6 character hex code is for a certain pixel in a browser window/image etc etc ... Mac OS X comes with one of these by default, because Apple realized that it was better to have a small program do a small task quickly, than to have only one huge program cover every task...

When you consider that the system I use for my graphics is a 233 Mhz laptop, with 64 meg of ram, you can understand why I wouldn't want to wait 15 minutes for photoshop to load, just so I can find out the same info Colorpad can tell me in 15 seconds ...
Reply
:iconimbjr:
IMBJR Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
> better to have a small program do a small task quickly, than to have only one huge program cover every task...

Don't you just end up with 100s of little programs and no easy way to find/run them?
Reply
:iconjsnfwlr:
jsnfwlr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
nope ... thats what buttonbar is for ... link: buttonbar another small application that I couldn't live without.

Also, installing your software in a certain way helps - making sure the directory structure they are in is logical - eg:
c:\software\graphics\photoshop
c:\software\graphics\illustrator
c:\software\design\colorpad\
c:\software\design\inedita\
etc etc ...
Reply
:iconimbjr:
IMBJR Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. I'm not familar with the Apple side of life, so I thought I'd ask.
Reply
:iconastrophel:
Astrophel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
I would say that response makes it clear that laziness is not an issue. :)
Reply
:iconjsnfwlr:
jsnfwlr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
*nods* I just like programs that do what I want them to. I'm the same with my music software too, I have one application for converting to mp3, one for playing it, and a third for burning it. I know winamp can do all three, but I still have dba Power amp and nero anyway ...

I also like having a clean and oerderly file structure, makes life so much easier when Windows decides it wants to renovate your hard drive by forcing you to format. If all you important files are in the same place every time, you have a .bat that does a snatch and grab on them before windows wipes them ... there is a method to my madness ...
Reply
:icondiamondie:
diamondie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Writer
I prefer Pixie. It's about four kilobytes in size.
Reply
:iconasilverycolt:
ASilveryColt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Heheh, I always found easy enough to press print screen, paste and use the color picker... :D
Reply
:icondanielrabjerg:
DanielRabjerg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
I dunno, it has a lot of nifty features, and the palette is very useful and all.. but imo the app has too many features for a color picker. Personally I use ColorPad - it's so light and easy to use and has exactly what I need. A screen of reference, the ability to get the hex code and that's it.
Reply
:iconjsnfwlr:
jsnfwlr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
you forgot an awesome feature ... skins ... it can be skinned to match your system :)
Reply
:iconsteve0:
steve0 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
wierd.

You know what would rock? A Live Network Overlay where you could add Project Palettes so Anyone, Anytime could just go to the overlay on there creen. Choose the Project and they allready know HEX CMYK etc. Beat emailing or shouting Hex codes etc :D

I think im onto somthing!!!
Reply
:iconadedos:
adedos Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
it's a great idea, rock on. :headbang:
Reply
:iconsteve0:
steve0 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
awsome :D hope you think so!
Reply
:iconredknight:
RedKnight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
aka eye dropper tool in photoshop

i don't see why an entire different application is needed for color choosing
Reply
:iconhazadess:
Hazadess Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
The difference between ColorPic and Photoshop ... around 400Mb and 2000$ .... :D
Reply
:iconpoo-on-you:
poo-on-you Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
Actually, Photoshop is closer to 160 mb, but I agree with the point you were trying to make ^__^
Reply
:iconjebuz:
JeBuZ Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004
Not that you can apply filters and all the other stuff in ColorPic ;)
Reply
:icondanielrabjerg:
DanielRabjerg Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
So if you want to have only ONE color from a picture, for lets say when you're coding some css. You'd go though the entire trouble of taking a screenshot, opening PhotoShop, pasting it in, extract the color and shut the whole thing down again?

This is a much easyer method, not overkill at all. ;)
Reply
:iconjenniferstarling:
JenniferStarling Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2004
Yeah, I kinda got that. This is a step-skipper, kinda useful, not superimportant for the average deviant probably but nice.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconhazadess: More from Hazadess


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
September 21, 2004
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
1,221
Favourites
0
Comments
53