Colorblind Assistant

Colorblind Assistant

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.65
  • Total Downloads:
    2,994
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Identifying the correct name of a color online can be hard, and not only for colorblind individuals. Colorblind Assistant, freeware from Achronism Studios, hopes to make this process simpler and more accurate with a streamlined approach and minimal options.

Colorblind Assistant, once installed, has a small unassuming interface that will provide color information on the spot where the mouse is pointed on. The hexadecimal and RGB (red, green, blue) values are displayed under the name of the color. The application is capable of zooming in for even closer color identification, but you won't find any other settings or options.

Colorblind Assistant has a single purpose and it gets the job done with minimal fuss. In addition to being a tool for those who can't see color, it is also a perfect tool for developers who need to replicate exact colors in their designs. One minor issue we found during the test is that the application installed a desktop icon without permission. Otherwise, the app uninstalled cleanly.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Solid app for colour blind users"

March 14, 2013  |  By epeen

 |  Version: Colorblind Assistant 1.63

Pros

Gives the names of colours in layman terms
Unobtrusive design

Cons

Seems to read the colour of 1 pixel only. Could be improved by adding a feature allowing the user to set the application to read a 3*3, 5*5, ..., n*n etc pixel average to avoid misreading of colours due to single pixel outliers.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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2 stars

"Disappointing Got what I Paid For"

June 24, 2011  |  By VJ_McKay

 |  Version: Colorblind Assistant 1.4

Pros

A nice idea that didn't work in a color sensetive work situation.

Cons

A nice idea until you try it.

Summary

My friend asked me to tell him if this Colorblind Assistant was worth his effort to use in a very color critical job situation. At first it seemed like such a good idea but as I scanned some very normal photos I noticed if a color such as green or purple was in a tiny bit of shadow, the program said it was gray. Not to my eyes! How disappointing it couldn't tell the difference between Purple and a slightly darker shade of the same color. I found the purples and greens to be especially "off" color. I hated to tell my friend because he was very excited to find this. I agree with the owner/developer. If we don't like what it does, hey, it's free. You get what you pay for!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.65
Version 1.65 includes new features including Shift-key to Activate and Discreet mode.
General
Publisher Little Sky Studios
Publisher web site http://www.littlesky.org
Release Date April 05, 2014
Date Added April 07, 2014
Version 1.65
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.2MB
File Name colorblind_assistant_165_install.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,994
Downloads Last Week 22
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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