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Peacock Color Picker

By Reohix Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 31, 2012

Web designers and graphic artists know that when it comes to matching colors, guesswork won't do; to ensure a perfect match it only makes sense to use a program built for the task. Peacock Color Picker is not the most user-friendly option we've seen, but it's not a bad choice if you're looking for basic color-picking features.

The program's interface is sleek and attractive at first glance, but upon further exploration it turns out not to be particularly intuitive. The fact that there's no Help file means that users have to spend time playing around with the program to figure out how it works. We finally realized that when we clicked a button labeled Capture Color From Screen, the interface disappeared; we placed our cursor on the area of the screen that we wanted to capture, and Peacock Color Picker reappeared, displaying our selection in the interface. We were then able to click on the captured area to select specific colors. The program lists the characteristics of the selected color, including RGB, HSV, HSL, and CMYK, and the color's code is given in a variety of formats, including HTML, hexadecimal, Photoshop, Java, and more. Overall, Peacock Color Picker worked, but we would have liked it if it had included some documentation. Users seeking more advanced features will likely want to explore other options.

Peacock Color Picker installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.1.9

Version 3.1.9 fixes HSL Color Values are no longer displayed as percentages.

General

Release April 16, 2012
Date Added April 15, 2012
Version 3.1.9

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,095
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Peacock Color Picker allows you to retrieve the color of any pixel on your screen. It is the perfect color picking solution for professional graphic designers, webmasters and home users. Thanks to the revolutionary fade-out user interface you will be presented with an unobstructed view of your screen, and you can immediately start picking and mixing the color scheme of your choice.