Pixel grabber color picker apps are nearly a dime a dozen. Many are free, some only a couple of dollars, and a few are expensive, complex, and packed with features only a designer needs.
What’s the easiest and fastest way to grab a pixel’s color on your Mac’s screen?
My Mac’s Menubar seems full but I found another way to add an app I need and use regularly. ColorSnapper grabs the color of any pixel on your Mac’s screen and saves it, ready to paste the color’s code into a document.
Setting up ColorSnapper takes only a minute. Set the Global Shortcut keyboard combo. Set the Clipboard Format and an alternative. 14 different color formats are available, from HEX, RGBs to NSColor, RGB/HSB.
As much as I love using Icon Factory’s famed xScope, one of my favorite Mac tools because it does so much (measures, captures, etc.), ColorSnapper does only one thing. It captures a color value from a pixel on your screen.
The magnifying loupe can be adjust for size, which makes it easier to grab a pixel.
I use the Menubar option more than the global hotkey combo. Click, then select the Pick Color option.
That brings up the magnifying loupe. Click on the pixel and the color code is captured and stored. ColorSnapper remembers recently captured colors, and gives you multiple alternatives for code style. Even the loupe’s magnification can be adjusted.
Even better, ColorSnapper is downright cheap (even though it’s mostly a single trick app).