Color Cop

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  • Version: 5.4
  • Publisher: www.prall.net
  • File Size: 368.51 KB
  • Date: Sep 07, 2006
  • License: Freeware
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This is a very helpful and handy utility for all kinds of users, such as web designers, art designers, web engineers, teachers and game developer etc. I am a web master and with this tool I can pick any color values that I need. This is Color Cop which was published by Jay Prall. It is an ideal solution for any users who need to convert RGB to Hex values. If you have the same requirement as me, Color Cop is just for you. Following is the detailed presentation of this great application.

Color Cop is a multi-purpose color picker for web designers and programmers. It features an eyedropper, magnifier with 1 to 16x zoom, 3 by 3 and 5 by 5 average sampling, 42 color complementary color palette. It can output color codes in the following hex formats: HTML, Delphi, Powerbuilder, Visual Basic, Visual C++, RGB float, and RGB int. The RGB Float mode is used with Renderman. Color Cop can convert RGB decimal values to RGB Hexadecimal Triplets. It has a built in color picker, color preview, auto copy to clipboard, and an eyedropper to choose colors anywhere on the screen. We can use pixel precision or choose to select the average color within that area. Color Cop works with Windows95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP. The key features and functions of Color Cop include: Magnifier - The Magnifier control will allow us to magnify any part of the screen. Once an area is magnified, we can then be used to select colors. This will improve the ability to select colors from areas with lots of colors or from small icons. Variable magnification levels - This feature allows us to change the power of the magnifier. There are 16 magnification (1x - 16x). We can change the level by spinning the mouse wheel while magnifying, or clicking on the clicking on the plus and minus buttons in the window. Magnify while eyedropping - This option is on by default and allows us to see a magnified area while eyedropping. The pixel that is being selected will appear in the magnifier window with a black square around it. 3 by 3 and 5 by 5 average sampling - Instead of sampling just one pixel, a 3 by 3 or 5 by 5 area of pixels will be averaged to get a color. This is important when sampling colors from photographs because we can get closer to the color the human eye sees. Snap to WebSafe color - Some designers are forced to use the 216 color websafe palette. When this options is enabled, only websafe colors can be selected. If a color is selected and it is not websafe, it will be converted to the nearest websafe color. Websafe colors have RGB decimal values which are multiples of 51 or zero(0, 51, 102, 153, 204, and 255). Detect WebSafe color - With this option enabled, color cop will indicate if the color selected by the eyedropper is WebSafe or not. Relative position measurements - If we press the Control key while eye dropping the coordinates will be set to zero (0,0). When we drag the mouse to a new location the coordinates values will be relative to the point where we pressed control. This is very useful if we want to measure how pixels a certain object is. Note that if we get a reading of 8,8 the area we just measured is really 9,9 because the zero row and column are included. Minimize to systray - This will give us the option to minimize color cop to the system tray, rather than to the taskbar. Multi-language hexadecimal color support - the selected color can be displayed in either HTML, Delphi, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic, or Visual C++ format. It will also be sent to the clipboard if the option is enabled. RGB Int and RGB Float modes are new in v5.3 RGB Int mode will output the color as 128,64,0 (R,G,B). RGB Float mode will output the color as 0.50,0.25,0.00 Alt+[ will decrease floating point precision and Alt+] will increase floating point precision. Upper and lower case hex - gives us the option of having uppercase or lowercase hex output. Omit the # or $ symbols from hex - we will have the option to leave out the # or $ marks in the hex output. This is only available in HTML and Delphi hex modes. Use Cross Hair cursor - the standard windows cross hair cursor can be used in lieu of the eyedropper to select colors. Persistent custom colors in the custom color dialog - The common windows custom color picker dialog has 16 custom color locations. Color cop will remember the custom colors from session to session. In previous versions, the custom colors were only saved for as long as the program was open. Popup Menu configuration - Version 4.0 used dropdown menus, but now that there are more options a different system will be implemented. When a user right clicks anywhere in the dialog, a popup menu will appear with options. Hotkey support - For advanced users, there will be hotkeys as an alternative to the menu. Collapse/Expand dialog - Since the magnifying glass will not be used all the time, there will be a button to collpse and expand the dialog. This will prevent the application from taking up too much screen area. Mouse wheel support - We can alter the red, green, or blue decimal values by spinning the mouse wheel. The control in focus will be decremented or incremented. Spinning the mouse wheel will increment or decrement by 1. Holding Control at the same time will increment or decrement by 5. Holding Shift at the same time will increment of decrement by 2. If the Snap to Websafe mode is on, it will increment or decrement by 51. We can also zoom in and out by spinning the mouse wheel while magnifying. Allow Multiple Instances - This is an option which allows us to restrict only one instance of color cop from running at once, or allow multiple copies to run. Easy Move - Most applications can be moved around the screen by dragging on the title bar.

This feature allows us to click and drag the application by left clicking anywhere in the client area and dragging. This option is enabled by default, but can be disabled using the menu or hotkey. Color History - This feature remembers the last 7 colors selected by the eyedropper. We can then revert back to any of the colors by clicking on them. This feature will be hidden if the dialog is in the collapsed state, but the colors will still be stored. Colors can be pushed onto the color history by right clicking while eye dropping. Complementary color palette - Color Cop uses the RGB color model to describe colors. This feature first converts the RGB color model into HSL. HSL is a color model that describes colors based on Hue, Saturation, and Lightness. Once RGB has been converted to HSL, the values are shifted many times to produce a complementary color palette. There are 42 colors in the palette, which can be selected by clicking or dragging. Window help file - If we presses F1 a standard window help window will come up. Install / Uninstall support - allow us to install and uninstall Color Cop. Minor features and bug fixes - minimize bug, system menu font problem, memory leak, add cursor location in status bar. Double-clicking in the magnification window will prompt to copy bitmap to clipboard. In addition, Color Cop is free for us and it does not contain any adware or spyware, so we can use it safely and undisturbed. It is a standalone software and does not need any extra software and hardware requirement. It works with most recent variants of Windows and its current version is 5.4.

Color Cop converts RGB decimal values to RGB Hexadecimal Triplets. It has a built in color picker, color preview, auto copy to clipboard, and an eyedropper to choose colors anywhere on the screen. You can use pixel precision or choose to select the average color within that area.

The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this image utility software.

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