Have you found the perfect color for a part of your website on someone else’s website? Color Detector is a free tool that provides a quick and simple way for you to get the Hex and RGB codes for any color you see on the screen.
Download Color Detector at http://www.cosmin.com/colordetector/.
Installing Color Detector
Color Detector is quick and easy to install and does not require you to reboot your computer afterwards. To start Color Detector, select Color Detector 2.0 | Color Detector from the Start menu.
The Color Detector main window displays.
Using Color Detector
Position the Color Detector main window on the screen such that it is not blocking the color you want to grab.
Move the mouse cursor around on the screen and look at the various fields on the main window. The values in these fields are updated as you move the mouse over the various colors on the screen.
Color Detector displays the RGB (red, green, and blue) components, the HTML hex code, and the color name of the pixel over which the mouse is currently hovering.
NOTE: Sometimes the color Name will display as “not found” but that does not affect the functionality of the program. You can still copy the values.
Color Detector provides an easy way to copy the color values of a desired color using function keys that are described on the main window.
When you have found the color you want and the values display in the main window, press F5 to freeze the current values and then press either F6 or F7, depending on the format of the color code you want to use (Hex or RGB).
The Hex color code is useful for specifying colors in HTML and CSS files in websites. To allow the values to update automatically again, press F5 to unfreeze the values.
NOTE: The three function keys mentioned above will only work if the Color Detector main window is the active window. If you have another program active, these function keys may invoke an unwanted action in that program.
by Lori Kaufman