The Apple Color Picker is a great wee program. I love the way I can pick up colours and save them — a shade of blue here, a particular green there.
To ‘pick up a colour’ click the magnifying glass at top left of the Color Picker window then click on a colour from anywhere on your screen. The selected colour is displayed in the bar at the top of the Color Picker window.
If you’re doing web work though and want to find a hex value for a selected colour, you’re out of luck. By default, RGB is as good as it gets.
Unless you install the free HexColorPicker, that is (donation welcomed).
The screenshot on the left shows I’ve found a green I like, and I can see the RGB values. None of the panels give me hex values though. The screenshot on the right shows the hex values that are now available.
HexColorPicker does one thing (really well). It adds a panel to the Color Picker that displays the hex value of a selected colour. If you do anything related to colours on the web you’ll want this.
And Apple: with so many web people using Macs, why isn’t this just standard?