Color Cop helps you pick colors out of a lineup

runs on Windows
screenshot of Color Cop

Back in the day, you were limited in the number of colors you could display on your computer monitor. In the beginning, there was green on black. Eventually it morphed into different levels of gray, or a limited color palette. Nowadays you can display zillions of colors. Did you ever have to pick a color on screen and match it? Lots of folks' eyes just can't do it. Interestingly enough, though, there's somebody sitting right next to you who knows what those colors are: your computer. In order to light up those pixels on your screen, your system has to know what those colors are, If only you could ask it. Enter Color Cop.

With this tool, it's easy to get the color of any pixel on your screen. Use the eyedropper tool to pick up the color you're interested in; add magnification if that helps. Now you've got the color information you need, and you've got it in formats you can use, including RGB values in hex for your web page, decimal form for apps that like that, or even that odd format that Visual Basic uses to keep track of things.

Color Cop is a free download. It runs under Windows.

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One Response to “Color Cop helps you pick colors out of a lineup”

  1. Pedro Cotilla says:

    This is a very useful tool. It’s good to have it. It makes easier to work with imaginery