Color Detector 2.0

Simple-to-use piece of software that helps you point the mouse cursor anywhere on the screen to obtain RGB and HEX code of the selected pixel

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What's new in Color Detector 2.0:

  • 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
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C: \ Internet \ WEB Design \ Web Design related
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Color Detector - This is the main window of Color Detector where you can view the color code for any hue you point your mouse cursor to.
If you often need to work with image editors, then you know how important it is to know the exact color codes for the shades you want to use. Color Detector is a small utility that can detect all hues and provide various information regarding them.

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.

Bottom line

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.  

Color Detector was reviewed by , last updated on August 14th, 2014

Runs on: Windows All

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