Ever find yourself in the situation where you find a perfect color for your website but don’t know it’s Hex or RGB code? You might blubber out something like “if you cross the Green Lantern’s costume with Batman’s tool belt, the color would be perfect” when describing what you need. If you’re either a web designer or you’re having something designed, you probably know that in web design, colors aren’t red, blue and green; they are actually alphanumeric codes. Chroma
is a Chrome app that makes it easier to find the right color and its shade for whatever it is you’re designing. The extension lets you pick any color from a color disc and shows you corresponding shades of it along with the colors’ Hex and RGB codes.
Even though Windows Phone 7 has now come up with the beta version of its latest release Mango, that update is currently available for developers only (officially at least, as you can hack your way to Mango
as well). So this means that most of the WP7 users are still on Nodo. However there has been an issue that has been spotted that relates to updating to Nodo. Nodo update might degrade the display quality of your phone. Specifically speaking, this update might result in reduced color depth and gradient display for some users. As most smartphone owners are really picky about their phone’s display, this might be a big deal for some. And this is the reason a bug fix for this issue is available now.
Bored of having the same old color scheme on you WP7 device? Need a fresh look for your phone? It is sometimes impossible to get a theme that exactly matches your taste and requirements. The color might be just a bit too bright or the contrast might not be right. What you need is a way to customize your themes, font colors and other settings to make the appearance of your WP7 exactly the way you want it to be. This sort of customization can get pretty complicated in WP7, so here is an easy-to-follow guide for accomplishing this modification of your theme colors.
When it comes to creating professional graphic designs, showing what the client really wants is not only difficult but hard to imagine in the first place. Picking up colors from defined range of shades gets mind numbing when you’re working on initial prototype which must contain all the required color shades and effects. If you’re having a hard time picking up colors and shades that suit your designing project, Instant Color Picker
is what you probably need. As name suggests, it’s a color picker, having unique shade extraction tools to help you find the exact color shade you’re looking for. Since the application was particularly written for graphic designers, it contains 6 different color picking tools to find & extract color shades and paste color codes in graphics editing suites, such as, Abode Photoshop, GIMP, etc.
Our life is full of colors, with each color appearing in umpteen different shades. The problem, however, arises when you're required to correctly identify between any two shades. The perplexing combinations of RGB and CMYK make it even more difficult to come with an exact match of the color that you have in your sights or mind. Developed by XDA member sudo.adam
for Android is a simple, handy tool that lets you capture and identify colors from your surroundings. The app uses your device’s camera to capture the color within a user-defined area (number of pixels at the center) of the scene in focus, displays its RGB
values and hexadecimal
code and lets you save said info to your device. LifeDropper is particularly useful for graphic designers who often find themselves looking for a quick and simple way to collect real-life colors on the go and replicating them in their work. Hence the tagline, “the eyedropper tool for real life”. The app is in beta as of this writing, and we'll be reviewing it past the break.
Linux/Unix based system's real power lies in their terminal. If you have to work in the Ubuntu's terminal and you are not comfortable with it's default color, you can change it easily. Both background color and text color can be changed.
I covered a post on extracting colors from websites. But what if you want to extract colors from an image? CSS Drive's Image to Colors Palette Generator is a free online service that lets you generate colors pallete instantly. You can either upload the image from your computer or enter an image link. Only png, .gif, .jpg and .jpeg images are supported and they must not be bigger than 1MB in size.
I uploaded a very unique multicolored art image, the end results were astonishing. Read More
Did you come across an awesome website and wondered which combination of colors they are using? I Like Your Colors is a free online tool by Owen Winkler that extracts the colors of any website or blog. It actually reads the website’s stylesheet(style.css file) to find the colors and the end results are surprisingly accurate. Read More