Pixie

Match colours easily with Pixie

Pixie is a simple application that allows web and graphic designers to match colours. To use it, you simple mouse over a colour on your screen. Pixie will tell you the values of that colour in a range of different formats, from the CMYK values used by printers to hex, HSV, HTML and RGB values. View full description

PROS

  • Simple minimal user interface
  • Small download and fast performance

CONS

  • Function is useful in limited circumstances
  • Dated visual presentation

Pixie is a simple application that allows web and graphic designers to match colours. To use it, you simple mouse over a colour on your screen. Pixie will tell you the values of that colour in a range of different formats, from the CMYK values used by printers to hex, HSV, HTML and RGB values.

Simple and useful

Pixie is a very simple tool that does one thing and does it perfectly. It is available in several formats: you can download it either as a simple app or as a ZIP file. Both of these files are free, but you can also purchase a download of the app's source code. This is a very slim piece of software, with a download of just over 10 kb. If you're looking at an image and just want to match one part of it, you can use this tool to magnify an area of your screen to match the colour of just one pixel. This tool runs in a small, separate window that displays the colour information of the selected pixel. You can map some of this app's format to keyboard shortcuts for improved convenience.

A handy tool for graphic designers

If you've ever struggled to match a colour exactly when designing a web page, logo or piece of artwork, Pixie will solve your problem. It's small, simple and very easy to use.

Pixie is an easy-to-use, fast and tiny utility designed especially to fit the needs of Webmasters and Designers. Its a colour picker that includes a mouse tracker.

Run it, simply point to a colour and it will tell you the hex, RGB, HTML, CMYK and HSV values of that colour. You can then use these values to reproduce the selected colour in your favorite programs.