Just Color Picker

Just Color Picker

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    17,382
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    635.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    207
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The basic color picker that has been a part of Windows for ages is fine for most uses. It can create any color your PC's graphics can render. Millions of different shades and hues are possible. But graphics professionals, software designers, programmers, photographers, and artists need more than it offers, such as the ability to specify colors by code number in a variety of formats. Anny's Just Color Picker is just the sort of program these users need. It's a compact tool that loads and works quickly. You can select areas as small as a single pixel and fine-tune your selection's values. Just Color Picker can also help you work more efficiently with its hot-key-based selection process. Best of all, it's free.

Just Color Picker's user interface opens in its main view, which is about the size of a minimized media player and displays three small windows: the color, a crosshair-defined selection area, and a file list. We chose a color format. Just Color Picker supports HTML, RGB, RGB (0,1), HEX, HSB/HSV, HSL, and HSL (Win). The selection window displayed a magnified view of whatever we aimed our cursor at, with the raw value in the color window. We simply had to press Alt + X, the default hot-key combo, to select the color and display its numerical value in the Copy Value field and the main file list. At first we worried about typing the hot keys while holding the cursor steady, but the hot keys are easy to activate with one hand, and you can change the key combo if necessary. Pressing Copy Value copied the number to the Clipboard. Small arrows toggled open the color-editing tool, which offered RGB and HSV options and highly accurate sliders with position markers.

Just Color Picker includes an online manual, multiple interface languages, and color wheels. It's portable freeware that works in Windows versions from 2000 to 8. If you need or want a better color picker that does much more than the built-in Windows tool, try Just Color Picker.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"A perfect tool for web-designers!"

May 27, 2014

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 3.3

Pros

Free, easy to use, fast, lots of useful features, neat interface, portable.

Cons

None at all

Summary

This is the best free color picker.
To avoid the unwanted software that comes in the Cnet installer, download Just Color Picker from its manufacturer's web site annystudio.com. It comes as a small portable file from annystudio.com and won't install absolutely anything on your computer.

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

May 07, 2014  |  By killshot71

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 3.3

Pros

Used to determine the code for any color displayed on the computer screen. Whether from a web browser, application, desktop, makes no difference. If you can see it on your screen, you can capture its color code, even on a second monitor. Utility has the ability to report code in hex, RGB, even PDF's RGB 1.0 system. Small program, quick to load, easy to use, so you can put onto a thumb drive and use anywhere.

Cons

The installer here does bundle in additional software; however, you can decline each add-on so no unwanted software is installed. Just read the screen and follow the prompts. The installer here also doesn't create a shortcut or actual executable on your PC. I had to go to the publisher's web site and downloaded the executable, put it into a folder, and create a shortcut for it. Easy to do if you know your way around Windows, but kind of a pain when compared with installations that do all this for you.

Summary

Great utility that does exactly what I needed it to do - determine the precise code of a color. One of my staff is colorblind which makes it a real challenge to design color forms that match a company's logo or existing color documents. However, with this tool, she can pick the exact matching color every time and even select contrasting or similar color schemes. It provides precision in color use and eliminates any guess work.

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1 stars

"Comes with malware"

November 19, 2013  |  By ekamhara

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 3.3

Pros

not much to talk about.

Cons

Full of malware which broke my PC!
Installs unwanted plugins onto web browser which just pop up every time and slows down browsing!
Does not install shortcut.

Summary

Would not recommend.

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5 stars

"Works great, as intended."

October 12, 2013  |  By S1lent Echoes

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 3.3

Pros

No bugs, works great.

Cons

None as of yet, will report back if so.

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5 stars

"Does exactly what I needed it to."

January 22, 2012  |  By K33K5

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 2.6

Pros

Easy interface, customizable "copy color value" hotkey, color pallet w/ similar & contrasting colors, many color format options.

Cons

The window is a little big (but not overly so).

Summary

I LOVE this little program, it does exactly what I needed it to (finding the hex value of any color on my screen) and it's easy to use. Nothing fancy, just a good, simple program.

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5 stars

"Helpful little program, as it's always been"

September 21, 2011  |  By Collision3

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 2.6

Pros

Small, neat, quick, free, lots of very useful functions.

Cons

None at all

Summary

The best color picker of all I tried so far. And believe me, I've tried a lot of them.

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3 stars

"It is ok, but nothing special."

September 20, 2011  |  By bradbigam

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 2.6

Pros

can pick colors

Cons

not real advanced.

Summary

There are probably better options.

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5 stars

"My most frequently used web design tool!"

September 02, 2011  |  By Collision3

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 2.6

Pros

Small, fast, neat and simple program, which, at the same time, manages to incorporate many extremely useful features. Most of all I like the ability to save color schemes and add notes to my colors, and HSV color editor proved to be very handy..

Cons

NONE AT ALL!

Summary

I've been using this tiny and mighty tool for years, since it's first release. It's always been highly functional, but it's getting better with each new version. I have a shortcut for Just Color Picker on my taskbar, because I can't even count how many times per day I run it when I build web sites. I can say for sure that my daily web designer's routine would be more difficult without Just Color Picker. The whole design studio where I work uses it now, and everyone likes it. Our warmest thanks to Anny!

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1 stars

"High Risk Threat?"

August 14, 2010  |  By msmeeks

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 2.5

Pros

None - did not install

Cons

security risk

Summary

This set off my Norton as a high security risk before it even installed. I have installed other software from CNET and other places without Norton reacting, so I am choosing not to let it install.

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5 stars

"I use this color tool more than any other!"

June 30, 2010  |  By AnnieDanny

 |  Version: Just Color Picker 2.5

Pros

Super easy way to get hex colors from anywhere off your screen. I use this tool all kinds of ways. I even create gradients with it by mixing colors and then doing a screen capture. It saves color schemes too. This is a terrific little utility.

Cons

None, it does everything I want and I haven't found anything annoying.

Summary

Easy to install, easy to use. I have a desktop icon because I always need to grab this utility to help me with various projects. If you do any work with HTML, CSS, templates, where you need the hexadecimal codes, this will be your favorite tool.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1
Version 4.1: improved precision of the colour code calculation, new colour scheme generator.
General
Publisher Anny
Publisher web site http://www.annystudio.com/
Release Date October 01, 2014
Date Added October 02, 2014
Version 4.1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 635.2KB
File Name jcpicker.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,382
Downloads Last Week 207
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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