Color tools are available in every Mac graphic and design tool or app. There’s a color tool in the Mac’s Utilities folder called Digital Color Meter. Many color management tools are free, the better ones have a price tag, but there’s just no shortage of tools which let you select a color, manipulate a color, and save color values. Here’s another one.
Dialing For Colors
ColorDial is free. What it does is exactly what you would expect of a color sampler or color management app for the Mac. As best I can tell in my limited experience as a Mac graphic app collector ColorDial doesn’t blaze any new ground, but it has a unique way of creating a specific color.
The selected color sits at the top of the app with RGB and HSL values below, each beside a slider bar with a numeric value field. That gives you finite granular controls over the colors.
Take a look.
The built-in eyedropper tool so popular in most Mac color tools helps you grab the color you want from any pixel on the Mac’s screen. The colored slider bars help you fine tune the hue and tint of the color, but the built-in color wheel to the left lets you find complementary color schemes. Then, just grab the CSS color definition and drop it into your graphic app, webpage, or wherever you need it and you’re officially good to go.
ColorDial is free but it’s also a work in progress despite the just below next to nothing price tag.
The work in progress part is obvious. There’s only a single color wheel though many varieties exist. There’s no way to save a color combination to be used again later (unless you use the Mac’s color picker which accepts drag and drop colors onto a palette). But using the magnifying loupe is easy, just click. And grabbing a color value and copying it to the Mac’s clipboard is easy, too. Just click.
Not bad for free.