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A tiny color picker tool for free download

Colorpad is a tiny (81Kb) portable application designed to assist graphic designers of all sorts, from beginner to expert in their development of computer graphics. ColorPad can capture colors from the screen, or generate them on the fly.

How to use it? Just download, unzip and run the program. To get any color currently on the screen, left-click on the color screen (program window) and hold down the left mouse button until the cursor turns into a crosshair (+). At this point, you can now move your mouse over any part of the screen while still holding down the left mouse button.

The bottom part of ColorPad's color screen will be updated with the color currently under the crosshair, and that color's value will be displayed in the text fields. Once you find the color that you decide (hex, decimal or floating point), let go of the left mouse button and the color will be successfully loaded.


Program Features: Supported Color Format: Hexadecimal (RR GG BB, mainly for webpage), Decimal (108 117 142, useful for working with .ini files) and The Float format will copy colors in the 'r.rr,g.gg,b.bb' ( 0.42,0.46,0.56, useful for working with OpenGL or DirectX colors).

[By default ColorPad displays both hexadecimal and decimal formats. ColorPad will automatically figure out which format you are trying to paste from. However, you will need to specify which format you would like to copy with. To do that, right click on program window, select Tools- Color Format and chose one.]

Other feature is Anti-Dithering that allows you to get an "average" of the surrounding pixels when you are getting a pixel from the screen using the eyedropper tool.

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