DigitalColor Meter Alternatives

    DigitalColor Meter is described as 'utility built into Mac OS X for measuring and displaying the colour values of pixels displayed on the screen'. There are more than 50 alternatives to DigitalColor Meter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Just Color Picker, which is free. Other great apps like DigitalColor Meter are gpick (Free, Open Source), Pixie (Free), Instant Eyedropper (Free, Open Source) and gcolor2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. Just Color Picker is a tool that captures the colour of any pixel in any screen area and displays its code in a variety of formats.
      show more
    2. A color picker and color scheme creation tool.
      show more


    3. Small utility that can show you coordinates and color of any pixel on your screen in different formats (HEX, HTML, RGB, CMYK, HSV). It's staying on top, displays a color of that pixel under mouse cursor, the program can magnify that zone w/ hotkey.
      show more
      Almost everyone thinks Pixie is a great alternative to DigitalColor Meter.
    4. Instant Eyedropper is a free color detection tool for webmasters that will identify and automatically paste to the clipboard the HTML color code of any pixel on the screen with just a single mouse click.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      gcolor2 is a basic colourpicker utility that allows you to select any colour on your screen, and, well, grab it's colour. It also allows you to save the colour you create to a file, which shows up as a list in the application.


      • Mac
      The refreshingly simple color picker for developers that instantly samples and encodes any color on your screen. Just one quick click to savor the flavor and you're set! See what’s on special with Sip below.
    5. Color converter, screen color picker and color palettes for Windows. Colora is a small but powerful color converter and screen color picker for Windows.
      show more
    6. With Instant Color Picker (ICP), you can quickly pick colors from screen and store them. Pick colors from any part of your screen.
      show more
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Color Cop is a multi-purpose color picker for web designers and programmers. It features an eyedropper, magnifier, variable magnification levels, 3 by 3 and 5 by 5 average sampling, snap to websafe, color history, and a 42 color complementary palette.

      Discontinued

      The project isn't being developed anymore. Last commit was from 25 Sep 2015.

    7. Ever tried using a color picker on a high resolution monitor? Its impossible. Thats why this color picker has a magnifier attached. Grab palettes of up to 16 colors at once and use four advanced color mixers to select a spectrum of possibilities.
    Showing 10 of 56 alternatives