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    SitePoint Evangelist winterheat's Avatar
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    when we design for color, is colorZilla a good color detector or an Win / Mac one?

    I wonder usually when we are styling a page, we want to find a color that will match a logo's color, or sometimes we just want to use a color we saw at another website, in that case, we can find what that color is by using some tool.

    So by moving the mouse around, we can find what color it is at that pixel. We can capture the screen or window and then use the color picker on Paint or Photoshop to find the color code, like #FFFA50... but it is kind of troublesome to always needing to capture the screen.

    so I found that on Firefox, colorZilla can do that right there on the webpage... I wonder if it is as trustworthy and reliable as firebug? Also, is there one for IE? Or it will be nice if there is a Win or Mac version that doesn't have ad or doesn't have spyware. Thanks.

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    I can say confidently that Colorzilla is trustworthy!

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    I use ColorPic from Iconico.com - it's free.

    You can test any colour picker very easily - make several divs with background colours that differ by only a few numbers eg ffffaa vs ffffab, 222222 vs 222122, and check that they report the correct values.

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    I use colorpicker from AllGraphicTools. I've found it nice and easy to use + it gives me both the HTML and RGB values for the selected colour.
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    Since you do all your design work with Firefox as your browser, use colorzilla. Nothing to startup, no shortcuts to keep on your destop, always available on any OS, and it works very well. Forget about all those other programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    Since you do all your design work with Firefox as your browser, use colorzilla. Nothing to startup, no shortcuts to keep on your destop, always available on any OS, and it works very well. Forget about all those other programs.
    thanks for your info. since for example, I use my company's gmail on IE, personal gmail on Chrome, and the usenet's gmail on firefox, so sometimes I get an email on IE (or Chrome) and it includes a snapshot, and I'd like to find out the color info as well. I can forward the email to the other accounts but sometimes sensitive email cannot be forwarded, so an OS version of color detector is still the best and convenient.
    Last edited by winterheat; Nov 1, 2008 at 20:42.


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