Tuesday, September 09, 2008

FREE software to see color information

Instant color data!
Have you ever tried to match the color of something you saw on your computer screen? It usually involves having to either do a screen capture or downloading the image and bringing into Photoshop to use the eye dropper to sample and see the color information. Not a simple thing to do.
I found and downloaded this great FREE program called "Instant Eyedropper" that allows you to get color information off your screen with a simple click of the mouse!
Download and install this software and you'll get a little icon in your system tray like below.

  1. Move the mouse over the icon in the system tray
  2. Press and hold the left mouse button and move the pointer to the pixel of whose color you want to identify.
  3. Release the mouse button.

Not only is the color information displayed on the screen, it's also copied into the computers clipboard so you just need to paste this information into your html, Photoshop or where ever you need it.

If that isn't cool enough, you can also specify the format you want the color information in. To download this software go to http://instant-eyedropper.com

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