I can't quite remember when I discovered the ChipIt! web app by Sherwin-Williams, but I was hooked. It's a simple idea: upload an image (or direct the app to a web page or web image) and it samples the colors, rendering a list of tones from the image with their corresponding S-W names. I then open this image in Photoshop and sample the colors to get an RGB value to use in some of my design ideas.
|I absolutely LOVE the palette it created here
I was showing a colleague how to use this app today when I discovered that they had come out with an even better application, called the ColorSnap for smartphones and tablets. Seriously, I cannot get enough of this app, I'm so hooked.
|Picking up color tones from random flowers during an outing
|Just plug in the RGB colors and you're ready to go
Ever been out and about and seen a fabulous color and tried to take a picture of it so you can use it later in design? Well, now this app does just that, and provides you with RGB and LRV values. I find that it also works insanely well for color-balancing an image, when I am trying to remember exactly what shade the color was in situ. The app is free, you should download it. You're welcome.