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Old 12-29-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Does pixel color identification software exist?


I'm looking for a software package that will tell me the color of any pixel I select on my screen. That is I want to know the hex RBG code for any pixel on any web page or application that I have displayed on my PC.

Does this application exist?
 
Old 12-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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yes, bluefish can do that when editing css files, you will get the color in rgb, hue/saturation/value and hex
 
Old 12-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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yes, bluefish can do that when editing css files, you will get the color in rgb, hue/saturation/value and hex
I just watched a movie about bluefish. It looks very powerful, though it didn't mention that feature.

If I move my cursor out of bluefish and over another app on my screen, will it tell me the color I'm hovering over on the other app?
 
Old 12-30-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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well basically it has a 'color editor' feature with an eyedropper tool that lets you click on any pixel on the screen and it gives you the color (see attachment)

just open bluefish, type in a random hex color (eg #ccc) into a blank window, right click, select 'edit color', click the eyedropper and pick a spot to grab the color
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #5
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well basically it has a 'color editor' feature with an eyedropper tool that lets you click on any pixel on the screen and it gives you the color ...
The gimp has a similar thing, but when you move the cursor off of any gimp window it reverts to a regular cursor. I suspect bluefish does the same.

So this doesn't do what I want.

I want to see what the color is of any pixel displayed on my screen by any application, not just cooperative applications like bluefish and the gimp.

Does anyone know if that capability exists?
 
Old 12-30-2010, 01:14 PM   #6
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Google Chrome does it out of the box. For Firefox, you can use addons like Firebug to do it.

For other things, I just take a screenshot, load it into Gimp, and use the eyedropper.
 
Old 12-30-2010, 10:09 PM   #7
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You can just use GIMP directly. You can click on the foreground color, where the foreground/background colors are. When you go to the color chooser, it will have a color selector (a dropper), and you can click on that and then choose any pixel on your screen and get the color. Choosing an exact pixel could be a hassle, but it will work on anything on your screen that's visible when you click the dropper icon.
 
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