Color Detector 2.0
Clean and simple looks
The app has a simple interface that should be quite easy to figure out, thanks to the intuitive layout.
Check out the mouse coordinates and RGB values
Thus, all that is needed for this program to work is a mouse. You can move the cursor around the screen until the exact shade you want to use is located. Color Detector then lets you know the coordinates of the mouse, as well as the RGB code (Red, Green and Blue).
In the same frame you can view the name of the color. However, not all the hues are named. Additionally, the program provides the HEX code, which is also used by a large number of image editors.
Support for preset hotkeys
Furthermore, Color Detector comes with shortcut support for a few actions. For instance, pressing the F5 button freezes and unfreezes the current color stats.
This could help you copy the desired codes into the editor despite the fact that you’ve moved the mouse cursor. Also, pressing the F6 key copies the HEX code value to the clipboard, while F7 copies the RGB code instead.
The bottom line is that Color Detector is a small tool that can come in handy. Less experienced individuals should find it quite easy to handle, thanks to its overall simplicity.
Reviewed by Gabriela Vatu, last updated on August 14th, 2014
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- Added support for copying the RGB color values to the clipboard in a format compatible with
- Windows programming (eg. RGB macro from the Windows API)
- Improved the detection of color names
- Redesigned the UI a little bit
Application descriptionDo you ever see a nice color used on a web site, picture, graphic, application, etc... and want to know the RGB or the...