I wanted a simple app for determining the colour values of things I photograph, so I could steal colours from nature to use in web designs.
Although intended primarily for colour-blind users, I’ve found that ColourBlind Avenger does exactly what I want, simply and quickly. As a bonus, it also gives you the plain English name for many shades, which is fun.
The developer describes the genesis of the app here:
The basic idea is that you can take a picture of anything and then tap anywhere on the image to get color values and more importantly color names for that point. I first found out that I’m colorblind when I colored Santa Claus brown in Kindergarden. Those darn crayons with labels torn off.
Rating: Recommended app. Excellent for people with colour-blindness, web designers, decorators.
Developer: Brian Wardle | Version: 1.1 | Size: 0.3 MB
For extra fun, run the HEX value of your chosen colour into Kuler from Adobe, and voila, a fun swatch:
Review by JimbobC
ps if you want something a bit more full-featured, for a higher price, check out cliqcliq, which looks slick.