Colorblind Assistant

Colorblind Assistant


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

Version:
1.65
File Size:
1.2MB
Date Added:
April 07, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,584
Downloads Last Week:
14
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • 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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