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Antiseptic Switch

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By starvingartist   |   Watch
Published: December 10, 2004
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I needed a small, fully-featured and easy-to-use color picker with an efficient user interface for my web design work. Switch's wonderful skinning ability is extremely flexible and enabled me to modify it to my needs. I've been using this daily now, and it makes my life so much easier. Maybe you'll find it useful too.

The program's color picker and zoom functions have been reordered and are main focus now. RGB, HSL and HEX values also get full attention below. Gone are the space-hogging and hardly-used OLE values. In the main title bar are "Options" (the Switch icon), "Stay on Top" toggle and "Close" respectively. Also included are eye dropper and magnifying glass cursors.

(Download Switch 1.7.0)
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DRSDavidSoftHobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! I wish the links would be still alive so I could try the things you made!
florosus's avatar
These links should work forever, I hope.

Switch dl: web.archive.org/web/2006051012…
Switch info: web.archive.org/web/2012032015…

Skin: still up, if you get a 404, go back to this page, reload it, and try again
If it disappears: web.archive.org/web/2019090917…
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kyanos Interface Designer
Hey nice little application, but all of those links are dead and i did try to google it and nothing came up...

Could you give me another link?


Nice Skin by the way!
goku87's avatar
Hey, none of those links work... :(
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starvingartistProfessional Interface Designer
Try this one: [link]
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sarkastik Photographer
Ok here's the link to the program Switch 1.7 :)
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Aliasz Digital Artist
It seems very nice, I use Pixie for a while, but this one seems a lot better. But, does it have to be installed? And do you know a mirror? The site is dead :'( Or do you want to mail me? Please?
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achfooProfessional Photographer
Yessss. Been looking for something like this for a long time now. :) Thanks for making it known to me.
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splatProfessional Interface Designer
Switch, eh? I've been using ColorPic myself, which is also free, and supports zooming too. But ColorPic has 10 "chips" for saving previous colors, a feature I use quite often. Does Switch have this?

At any rate, it's a nice looking skin. Simple, minimal, with everything you really need right there at your fingertips. Nothing fancy, just good old usability in mind. Excellent.

Good to see you submitting again too Stanley. It's been too long. :thumbsup:
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Blade707Student Photographer
thats awsome, thanks for shareing it :nod:
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starvingartistProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks =) You'll need Higher Tendencies' free Switch program: [link]
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attilaHobbyist Photographer
I've been looking for a tiny color picker... where can I pick up switch? Hey, remember hundreds of years ago when the Software Database was useful? :)
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NarfmasterProfessional Interface Designer
Dude that's awesome. What do you open it with, though?
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