Pipette: this eyedropper operates across applications

screenshot of Pipette

So what the heck is that color? Whether it's on a web page or in a document, there's going to come a time when you have to match a color that you see on-screen, but you have no idea what color it is. Sure, it's easy to match a background color in Word or Excel, for instance, if the document creator used one of the canned preset colors. But what if they chose a different one? Not so easy now.

Pipette is a slick little tool that you can use to figure out just what color you're looking at. Fire it up, drag the little eyedropper tool to the area of your screen in question, and it displays the hex value (e.g. #3190C7, a nice aqua color) of the pixel at that location. You can drop that number straight into your HTML or CSS code and you've matched that color.

Pipette is a Mac application. It runs under OS X versions 10.2 and later. You can download it as a Universal Binary, or a platform-specific version for PowerPC or Intel machines.

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