Alternatives to Instant Eyedropper for all platforms with any license




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  • Pixie icon


    Pixie is a utility made especially for webmasters and designers. It is a color picker with few extra goodies. Run it, simply point...

    Free Windows

  • gpick icon


    A color picker and color scheme creation tool. Features: Create palettes from images , Color scheme creation tools , Fast color...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Color Cop icon

    Color Cop

    Color Cop is a multi-purpose color picker for web designers and programmers. It features an eyedropper, magnifier, variable...

    Free Windows

  • ColorPix icon


    ColorPix is a useful little color picker that grabs the pixel under your mouse and transforms it into a number of different color...

    Free Windows

  • ColorZilla icon


    ColorZilla is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and the Mozilla Suite. It assists web developers and graphic designers with color...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome Firefox

  • gcolor2 icon


    gcolor2 is a basic colourpicker utility that allows you to select any colour on your screen, and, well, grab it's colour. It also...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • Sip icon


    The refreshingly simple color picker for developers that instantly samples and encodes any color on your screen. Just one quick click...

    Freemium Mac

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1....

    Commercial Windows

  • Just Color Picker icon

    Just Color Picker

    Free color picker and color mixing tool, including harmonious colors finder, RGB and RYB colour wheels, gradient and code to colour...

    Free Windows

  • ColorPic icon


    Ever tried using a color picker on a high resolution monitor? Its impossible. Thats why this color picker has a magnifier attached....

    Free Windows

  • KColorChooser icon


    KColorChooser is a simple application to select the color from the screen or from a pallete.

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • delicolour

    delicolour is a lightweight colour finder. The goal of delicolour is to have a straightforward interface for choosing a colour...

    Open Source Linux

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  • ColorMania icon


    Colormania is an advanced color picker utility, especially created for web-designers, graphic artists and application developers. ...

    Free Windows

  • Pipette icon


    With the pipette you are able to edit, convert and pick up colors from your screen. Pipette also supports a lot of standards or color...

    Free Windows

  • Chroma icon


    Chroma is a wonderfully simple color picker that simplifies the task of finding usable colors.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

  • colortypist icon


    colortypist is a very simple Windows program that allows you to type in a color code and see that Color fill your entire screen, in...

    Free Windows

  • ColorImpact icon


    ColorImpact is an interactive color scheme designer that lets you easily create stunning color schemes for any design project. Create...

    Commercial Windows

  • DigitalColor Meter icon

    DigitalColor Meter

    DigitalColor Meter is a utility built into Mac OS X for measuring and displaying the colour values of pixels displayed on the screen.

    Free Mac

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  • Color Selector icon

    Color Selector

    Color Selector Open Source Color Picker, originally by KOY Software

    Free Windows

  • ColorSnapper icon


    ColorSnapper — the missing color picker for OS X. ColorSnapper is an easy-to-use tool for quickly finding out the color of any...

    Commercial Mac

  • Pochade icon


    Pochade easily allows you to select any color from your screen, save your collection of colors, and get the color value the way you...

    Commercial Mac

  • Visual Color Picker icon

    Visual Color Picker

    Visual Color Picker is very easy to use and powerful RGB-HSV-HSL-CMYK-HEX color selector. The program allows you to easily capture...

    Free Windows

  • What The Hex? icon

    What The Hex?

    What The Hex? is a free and open-source colour picking tool, just like the eyedrop tool in image editors such as GIMP. But unlike...

    Open Source Windows

  • ColorGrab icon


    A cross-platform color picker. Select any color from screen, manage palettes, convert colors, etc.

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Windows Color Picker Pro icon

    Windows Color Picker Pro

    Pick single or multiple pixel colors anywhere on your screen in more than 25 formats! Convert colors from one color space to another....

    Commercial Windows

  • Instant Color Picker icon

    Instant Color Picker

    *Currenly Locked* With Instant Color Picker (ICP), you can quickly pick colors from screen and store them. Pick colors from...

    Free Windows

  • Developer Color Picker

    A custom color picker designed specifically for developers. Makes getting colors out of Photoshop/Acorn mock-ups quick and easy....

    Free Mac

  • CPick icon


    Program to get colors from your screen with the build in magnifier. Zoom 1 to 10. Modify colors with the RGB or HSV slide bars. Copy...

    Free Windows

  • ColorPad icon

    ColorPad Discontinued

    A very lighweight yet powerful color picking tool. Skin support.

    Free Windows

  • Plastiliq PixelPicker icon

    Plastiliq PixelPicker

    Plastiliq PixelPicker is a useful color picker tool that gets the pixels color under your mouse pointer on the screen and translates...

    Free Windows

  • Pickard icon


    Pickard is an open source color selection tool, licensed under the GNU General Public License, that has many features of the color...

    Free Windows

  • Pixeur icon


    Never be curious about any color you see on your screen. With Pixeur you can easily view the color, RGB, Hex, and Long value of any...

    Free Windows

  • MouseZoom

    MouseZoom is a nice but small utility. It zooms the current mouse position (50x) and show the color value and the absolute + relative...

    Free Windows

  • HEX RGB color codes icon

    HEX RGB color codes

    HEX RGB color codes is a small application that allows you to easily find out a color's HEX code. You simply have to select the...

    Free Personal Windows

  • LifeDropper icon


    LifeDropper is point and shoot colour analysis for graphic designers, interior designers, artists, and everyone in between. It...

    Free Android

Instant Eyedropper Comments

Simple and great but…

Positive Comment by RustyH
about Instant Eyedropper Mar 2013

I have yet to find a better version of this. My only complaint is that it only works on one screen. Having a three monitor set up, makes this difficult to use if the color you are trying to grab is on any screen other than the primary. You need to move the window to the primary to grab the color.