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Additional Color Applications For Maps And Design

Here’s a few additional color applications that might prove a useful complement to the application Kuler (from yesterday’s post) in designing map color schemes.

An online color application: Name That Color. Select a color from the color wheel, and Name That Color will … name that color. Also gives you the RGB and hex numbers for it.


Open source; Javascript and php code available at the website.

Via Download Squad.

Color Cop: A Window desktop application that lets you:

  • Determine the color code for a color anywhere on your desktop
  • Single-pixel sampling, or 3×3 and 5×5 averaging
  • Automatically generates a 42-color palette of complementary colors for your select color
  • And more …

Via Lifehacker.

Colorzilla: A Firefox extension that shows the color codes (RBG and hex) for the point under the cursor in the Firefox browser.

Via Lifehacker.

KML Color Converter: Mix and match R, G, B and black, set transparency, and get back the KML color code; gives other color codes as well (like RGB, CMY, CMYK, HSL). Also has a color picker to select colors from anywhere on-screen.

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Color Palette Generator, Color Hunter: Online apps that create a color palette based on those found in a graphic or image file. You enter the URL of the image, and get back a palette with the colors in that image.

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2 Responses to “Additional Color Applications For Maps And Design”

  1. 1 Igor Asselbergs

    Check this out:
    A great website full of resources and tools for information graphics.

  2. 2 Leszek Pawlowicz

    Thanks – that’s a great resource!

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