A simple colour picker utility to grab colours from any of your windows screens.
Supports multiple monitors (including 4K)
Supports monitors at different scales
Records a history of colours grabbed
Copy Grabbed Colours to Clipboard
Available from the Windows Store
No Bundled Software
Records a hostory of colours grabbed
Works with 4K Monitors
Tested on high
Multiple Monitor Support
Tested on multi-monitor systems with different scale settings
Support, Questions & Feedback
Credit where credit is due
The Colour Picker app must be active, then press Ctrl-G to grab the colour.
If the app is not active, then click on it to make it active.
After pressing Ctrl-G, the colour will be selected and the scanning will stop and preview will show the area selected.
Press the Copy button to copy the HTML HEX value (click the # checkbox to include the #)
Press Ctrl-G again to start scanning.
Your History will show in the History Boxes and you can click those to copy those values
Would a feature to choose your own hot-key be useful or is there a better key to use? Let us know.
Better handling of Multiple screens, where any screen could be the primary screen
Better handling of hot key ctrl-g
Fixed Magnification drop-down list no longer takes keyboard input
A couple of the history Items required a double click to select, all are now single click
Fixed memory issues, causing application to crash
Version 22.214.171.124 (First Version Available)
Available in Windows Store from 23/06/2023
If you have any issues please let us know and we will try get this fixed/updated asap.
At the time of writing the application has just gone live in the Windows Store today (23/06/2023)
We have had some reports of the application crashing, with a "Hard Error" we are looking into this.
We might add a switch to switch off the preview (we think that is the issue) to help but any feedback would be helpful. [This has been fixed and should be available when version 126.96.36.199 is ready in the store]
If the colour picker colours don't match up to known HTML colours on different screens, this is probably due to monitor calibration or display settings.
Known issues / Fixes
Known issues that effect the accuracy of colours grabbed from the screen (this includes screenshots)
If you system has 3rd party display software/drivers, eg NVIDIA, with settings like 'High Contrast' this may effect the colours.
If your system display settings has "HDR" switched on, this can effect colours.
If your display uses its default colour space that comes as standard, this might effect the colours, try changing this to an sRGB Colour Space, or use the Windows screen calibration, this will help set your monitor up to display correctly and set the Colour Space.
There are also specific tools to calibrate monitors
for viewing accurate colours on screen eg:
Please contact support if you need any help installing or using the application.