Colour Picker Preset

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I've run through a number of underwhelming Windows Store apps and browser extensions in my search for a simple way to grab a hex or RGB colour value from somewhere on my screen.

I've taken to capturing the area in SnagIt and then using the colour adjustment effect and the embedded colour picket there.

But it would be so much easier if I could create a preset that instead of capturing an area, allowed you to click on a location and opened the colour picker so you could copy the RGB or hex value.

Or, if you know of a simple windows app that actually works, I'd love to know what it is. :)
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Paul

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susannemistric

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Pixie - be sure to get it from nattyware only. It’s a free little exe color picker that sits on your desktop. Very helpful.
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Cleon McClure

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I love Colorcop  http://colorcop.net/download/   great free tool
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Cleon McClure

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I love ColorCop   http://colorcop.net/download/   Free, works very well
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I have used these three and like all of them.

Depending what options or requirements you need they range simple to more complex.

All are free.

Color Cop
http://colorcop.net/

instant Color Picker
http://www.youngsmarts.com/

Just Color Picker
http://annystudio.com/software/colorpicker/#jcp-download


ColorCop is what I use the most. It's simple and I usually just need color codes quickly.

Dubie

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Pixis is good but I prefer ColorCop.

Thanks folks 
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Rick Stone

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I've been a ColorCop fan myself for a good number of years after a dear friend in the UK suggested it! 

Happy to see it is praised by others.
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Rick Grunwald

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Here is a free and has a portable version
http://annystudio.com/software/colorpicker/