Every developer aims to create an attractive and good-looking software or website, because, as the saying goes, you catch more flies with honey (even if its just in appearance). However, this eye candy is only achievable with the best use of color combination and a perfect blend. That’s where gradient applications jump in. They let developers create an indefinite amount of color combinations to produce the most suitable combinations they want to use on their software and webpages. We have covered various color picker apps in the past, such as ColorHexa and Gradient (for Mac), just to name a few. Gradient Actualizer is yet another portable color picker utility that can help you create a gradient image of your choice, then use it on your projects or photo editors to make any further enhancements. Read on for more details.
The application lets you pick two different colors to create a gradient image. The interface is nice and simple, with a sufficient number of choices to work with. You can set Gradient Direction to any of the four given types (Vertical, Horizontal, Middle Horizontal and Middle Vertical). Image size is also adjustable by using Height and Width sliders, though the maximum you can set them is to 246 pixels each.
To create a new gradient, you first need to pick Start Color. There are various basic colors to choose from, but for better color accuracy, you may choose Define Custom Color, which lets you define the RGB values as well as color Hue, Saturation and Luminance. You can also control color brightness if you desire, with the brightness slider to the extreme left of color picker.
Once done, apply the same procedure in picking your End Color, while there isn’t anything to tinker with the Middle Color rather than reversing the color blend otherwise. Once you have finished making up your selection, click Draw Gradient to get a preview of your gradient image. You can also rotate the color pattern or erase gradient to start over. The final selected gradient can be saved or copied to clipboard if you want to move it to your photo editor.
Gradient Actualizer is great way for producing various gradient images to use on whichever project you’re working. The application can come in handy in a number of ways. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It was tested thoroughly on Windows 7, 64-bit OS edition.