When Web Developers, Web Designers, and Graphic Artist see a color they like, they ask themselves “What is that color?”
They either need to know the Hex #, the RGB #, or other types of information about the color.
Installing a color picker, either on your computer or in your favorite browser, is easy; however it might take you awhile to figure out which color picker you like.
Below I’ve listed some that I’ve used, and some that I discovered for you to check out.
For Windows and Mac Users
Windows: Color Cop is a free multi-purpose color picker for Windows. Color Cop offers 11 different languages to download to Windows. Can be used on your PC and on the Internet. Will give you the RGB # and the Hex # and also offers a magnifier.
Mac: I found 37 color pickers for Mac – some free and some for a fee. Since I do not have a Mac, I was unable to test any of these for you – check them out if you have a Mac and let me know by leaving a comment below which one you liked.
Windows and Mac: Just Color Picker has a great number of features! Just Color Picker offers 32 different languages to choose from.
Color Pickers for Browsers
Mozilla (a.k.a. Firefox): There are many color picker add-ons for Mozilla and the one I have installed is ColorZilla , which is quick and easy to use. PLUS you can add this color picker to Chrome browser.
If you need something a little more sophisticated check out Rainbow Color Tools which is not only a color picker as it had some other interesting features, such as: Analyzer – Extracts the color scheme from the current website’s images and CSS, Inspector – Retrieves the color of any pixel on the browser. Copy color on click. Save color on right click, Library – Filter through saved colors by tag or the url of the page the color was found on. Sort by hue, date saved, and other metrics. Colors can be tried out on websites by dragging a color area from the picker or library to webpage content, or by selecting an element to paint with the color picker. Color values can be viewed in Hex, RGB, and HSL CSS formats.
Chrome: As I mentioned above you can add-on ColorZilla to your Chrome browser; however there are many color pickers add-ons to choose from for Chrome. Just type in your favorite browser Chrome Color Picker add-ons and you’ll discover plenty to try.
What color pickers do you use? Tell us in the Comment section below.