Pixie


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 46 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1
File Size:
11.5KB
Date Added:
May 22, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
140,733
Downloads Last Week:
86
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Never again will you have to take screenshots or pull up a color wheel to match color hues. Pixie lets you get the color values for any object, including for your desktop or for any window of any application. Once the program is installed and running, all you have to do is point the mouse cursor to a solid or text color. Pixie then displays the color values in a tiny window in several popular formats, including HTML color code, RGB and CMYK codes, HSV, and hex. Various hot keys make your work with Pixie more comfortable; for example, Ctrl Alt C copies the HTML value of a current color to your Windows clipboard. We loved the fact that, for complex images, you can magnify a 32-by-32 pixel area to choose a color from exactly the pixel you want. The program also displays the selected pixel and its corresponding X and Y coordinates. Pixie is a cool little program that makes it easy for users of all levels to instantly reproduce colors in their favorite programs or on their Web pages.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star: 35
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "great program but installed malware on my computer"

    March 03, 2013   |   By skitlem

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    My rating is not for pixie, I love and use this program a ton

    Cons

    my rating is for the fact that after installing my computer had several new items running in the background from "conduit" it also restarted my browser and installed a new search bar. final and most irritating is the fact that it hijacked my browser home page. had to do a computer restore to get fix it

    Summary

    great program just don't install it from this source

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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect Color Sampler with no install required."

    December 18, 2012   |   By bguertin

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    This lightweight non-installing program is perfect for getting the RGB and HTML color codes. It works much like the eye dropper function in other programs but it is more accurate and reports the value at the end of your pointer. When done simply close the program no uninstall required. Useful and very small memory foot print.

    Cons

    I did not have any issues used this program on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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  • 4 stars

    "I love my Pixie!"

    August 11, 2012   |   By Mysticmisha

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    I design pages on the web and the Pixie makes is so easy to match my colours. It is so small you don't even know you have it until you turn it on. So cool!

    Cons

    Careful when you download. Click you are not interested in all the extra crap they want to put in your computer. Click Custom download.
    That's it!

    Summary

    I love my pixie!

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  • 5 stars

    "it's great tool!"

    May 22, 2011   |   By Yuztio

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    simple interface and easy to use, and portable!

    Cons

    i have no comment for it :)

    Summary

    it's very very useful for graphic designer, web designer, and other. otherwise, it's very good tool.

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  • 3 stars

    "cmyk problems"

    March 01, 2011   |   By tanianh

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    The cmyk values I was getting from Pixie did not match the values I was getting from other programs.

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  • 5 stars

    "I'd be lost without it."

    December 13, 2010   |   By Ritergal

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    I've been using Pixie for about five years from XP through Vista to 7. It's one of the first apps to go on a new machine. As tiny as it is, it keeps getting better with new features.

    Cons

    None that I've found. It's clumsy with Microsoft products because they don't accept HTML code input. Microsoft color picker is inherently awkward.

    Summary

    Precise, pixel-perfect color matching in HEX, HTML, RGB, CMYK AND HSV. I especially appreciate the hotkey copy function for HTML values.
    I love that it operates independently, across other apps, so I can grab a color from a webpage and pop it into Photoshop or a web editor.
    The new color mixer and magnifier options rock.

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  • 5 stars

    "FANTASTIC !!!!!!!"

    December 02, 2010   |   By RWHWTB

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    It does exaclty what is advertised - allows you to know the exact color code of any onscrenn object in a millisecond! Never have to guess again - it really simplifies web and print design color code crossover issues as well.

    Cons

    None whatsoever.

    Summary

    Small, easy, delivers, makes design life easier.

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  • 4 stars

    "Just what I was looking for"

    September 09, 2010   |   By epantel

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    It does just what I need.

    Cons

    Has some problem with Show/Hide. If you let it get out of sight (To StatusBar), you won't be able to use it anymore till you restar your computer.
    Also the letters are very small. With a 15' screen monitor I needed to use a lent.

    Summary

    Very necessary and very useful. But tends to disappear just when you need it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works very well with no problems."

    August 19, 2010   |   By jcdecaro

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    Easy to use and works very well

    Cons

    None to speak of.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, easy to use and very small."

    June 17, 2010   |   By Lee Keeper

    Version: Pixie 4.1

    Pros

    intuitive, lots of features for such a tine program. It is perfect and unobtrusive

    Cons

    didn't find any

    Summary

    excellent.

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