Color picker is a color picker function to detect a tone displayed on the PC screen. The tool can be used to choose, create color schemes or even adjust color values. The colored nuances tend to vary widely, so the color picker function has the role of helping the user to find the right color in a practical way. The Chrome extension store offers several free plugins with the color picker function. Here are five options to find out the exact shade of a website or image.
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Colorzilla is one of the most popular extensions for Firefox, with over 5 million downloads, and is also available for Chrome. It allows the user to obtain a color reading from any point in his browser, or to make a quick adjustment in the color and paste it in another program. In addition, it is possible to analyze the page and inspect a color palette and also create advanced multi-stop CSS gradients.
Among its offered features are: dropper; pre-installed palettes; Advanced Color Picker, a feature similar to Photoshop; Color History of recently chosen colors; function to copy chosen colors to the clipboard; display of element information such as tag name, class, size, among others.
With Colorzilla the user can obtain a color reading from any point of the browser – Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes
The Color Picker extension is ideal for those working with Photoshop or web design. It reports the exact color number in hexadecimal and RGB so that the user can use accurate colors in his work.
To give the purest form of a color, just choose a number from 0 to 360, with saturation at 100 and luminosity at 50. When reducing saturation, the color moves towards gray. Increasing the luminosity, the movement is towards white and, when decreasing, the movement is towards black.
Color Picker offers the exact color number to use in any software – Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes
Eye Dropper is an extension for Chrome and Chromium that allows you to choose colors on any web page or an integrated, advanced color picker. Each color chosen can be copied to the clipboard or stored in the history for the user to find and use at another time. It is a tool especially aimed at web developers.
The Eye Dropper has an integrated and advanced color picker – Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes
Color by Fardos allows the user to choose website colors, save colors and gradients and even obtain corresponding tones to create their own color combinations. The extension also follows design rules, such as mixing complementary or similar tones, to suggest combinations.
It has different integrated tools to generate an image of the site with the exact location of the cursor to find the selected color, obtain matching color combinations and save what was found, and build your own gradients using the colors already saved.
Color by Fardos allows the user to create their own gradients – Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes
ColorPick Eyedropper is a fast and easy to use color dropper. It features a preview of dragging with zoom so that the user can make a more precise adjustment. Features for expanding the region of the web page can help you see the accuracy of pixel alignment during development adjustments. ColorPick uses PNG quality to avoid losses when detecting colors.
ColorPick Eyedropper – Photo: Reproduction / Carol Fernandes