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.