Mostly no. Politicians still lie. Bread still falls jelly side down. And you can never have enough graphic apps and utilities stored on your Mac. Today’s Friday Freebie follows an age old, time honored process. If you don’t have an app like this one then you’re not serious about doing graphics on your Mac.
It’s free so why not take a look?
What’s The Color Of That Pixel, Boss?
Today I’m talking color pickers. They’re that not-so-rare-breed of Mac app that finds a specific color on your Mac’s screen and converts it to a hand alpha numerical format of some sort.
The cleverly named Pick is a free app that grabs those colorful pixels, converts the color to something your other apps understand, and does so quickly, easily, without a bad aftertaste or chemical residue.
Can you say loupe? Pick is a color picker with a loupe. Bah humbug. Big whoop, right? Don’t all color pickers have a loupe?
Well, yes, mostly. But it’s the loupe part that’s utterly important as that helps to magnify the screen under your Mac’s mouse pointer so you can capture the exact pixel that’s been hiding from you.
There’s not much going on with Pick, hence the amazingly low price of zilch, nada, zero. It sits in the Mac’s Menubar and pops up on the screen when you hit the hotkey.
Pick is not without useful features beyond the obvious.
First, it grabs the pixel’s color and provides it to you in one of 16 different color specification formats.
These range from the various and sundry versions of Hex, HSL, RGB, CSS, even NSColor. Pick is so good that it has Preferences. Set the preferred color format, or use a right-click menu to select one on the fly.
Oh, and Pick works on Mac notebooks, Mac desktops, and Macs with multiple displays. And, one more thing. Pick can be invoked without clicking the Menubar by using the hotkey combo of Shift-Command-L.
If your friends start bugging you incessantly about that cool new app you downloaded from the Mac App Store and installed on your Mac, tell them it’s a color picker with a loupe and an attitude.
And it’s the Friday Freebie from your friends at Mac360.