Color Picker Application for Apple Mac OS X

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To create websites and graphics being able to pick colors is important. Many times you see a great color and you want to sample and get the HEX number of the color to use. In the past I’ve used the ColorZilla extension for Firefox. This worked very well, has many options, but one draw back, you can only sample colors in Firefox.

Then I stumbled across a post on Mac OS X Hints. You can make the Mac Color Picker a stand alone application. Great! This allows you to organize colors using various methods.

1. Open the Apple Script Editor (Applications -> AppleScript -> Script Editor) 2. Enter this text: choose color 3. File > Save As. Make sure to choose Application from the File Format drop down. 4. I saved mine under Applications > Utilities

Download the HEX Color Picker and follow the directions in the README file to install it to the Color Picker. Then top it off with a custom ICNS icon to make it look pretty.

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. shanestillwell@gmail.com