One of the things enthrall graphics designers the most, is the perfect combination and blend of colors. For this very reason, HEX and RGB values of colors help them out. Inputting a determined HEX color value is easier a job instead of manual adjusting the colors. In addition, HEX values make it lucid to import and export color palettes between various tools. We have covered tools to help you extract HEX and RGB values of colors from images, for instance, both Pictures to Color and Color Finder provide HEX value extraction and a lot more. However, if you want a simplified solution and only require to find the values of a random color, give ColorToy a try. It is a portable application that allows you to select and preview a color by defining its RGB values in Floating Point, RGB or HTML syntax, or through separate sliders for each. Once the required color is selected, ColorToy enables you to view formatted results of the value of colors in Floating Point, Decimal, RGB, HEX, Delphi, C++ Builder etc, form. You can copy any value to clipboard by simply clicking it from the list. More details to follow after the break.
The application sports a minimalistic interface design. There are 3 sliders at the top for adjusting the RGB values. The sliders are pretty much accurate, providing equal notches to extract the exact value you are looking for, ranging from 0 to 255. There is also preview pane available below the sliders that changes in-real-time according to the selected color. The fields in the center allow you to enter formatted data to view a color in Floating Point, RGB or HTML data, depending on what type you have. Values are displayed in a number of different formats, including Floating Point, Decimal, RGB, HTML, Delphi, C++ Builder and Integer. The check boxes at the bottom allow you to change case of text, define decimal display option of values, and toggle spaces between values. The values can easily be copied to clipboard by clicking them.
ColorToy is an excellent application and works as it should. It supports both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Testing was done on Windows 7 Ultimate.