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   Last updated: August 18, 2011








Mac software Color2Code




Color2Code is a quick and easy solution to choosing colors and their associate values.  There are so many great graphic applications out there, starting with Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop.  But doesn't it take too many steps just to get the RGB values of a color you pick?  Creating a new document, choosing a color, maybe swiching panels for RGB...  Using Color2Code, it will be just the matter of clicking on a color swatch to get its hexadecimal code, RGB and HSV values.  Or it will be just the matter of dragging and dropping a file onto a drop box to scan a color and return its associate values.






  • Four color panels (collections of color swatches) to choose from.
  • Pick a color swatch just to get its hexadecimal code, RGB and HSV values.
  • 764 color names to uniquely identify
  • Drag and drop an image file to scan for a color at specific coordinates.
  • Export a color list as a text file including hexadecimal code, RGB and HSV values.
  • Export colors as image files at any dimensions.  The supported exported formats are BMP, JPEG, PNG, PSD, SGI.
  • Switching to Pixel Scan, scan any number of image files to read color values at specific coordinates.
  • Let Color2Code find swatch files sharing the same color with Pixel Scan.
  • Rainbow gives the user access to a swatch list covering 3,072 colors.  (Version 1.1)
  • Save the color list as an application file (.c2c), which can be opened at any time.  (Version 1.1)
  • Use PictView to open a picture file where you can pick a pixel with the Mouse pointer, and Color2Code will return its color information.  (Version 1.2)
  • Use Code2Color to get a visual color for a hexadecimal value or RGB values you provide.  (Version 1.2)


Mac software Color2Code



3 basic ways of choosing colors:

    1. Clicking on a color swatch: Click on a color swatch, and Color2Code will immediately return its information.
    2. Using Color Picker: Click on Color Pick on the Toolbar menu to open Color Pick and simply pick a color.
    3. Importing an image file: Drag and drop a picture onto cPicker, and Color2Code will immediately return its information.

Mac software Color2Code

Simply clicking on a color swatch


Mac software Color2Code

Using Color Picker to choose a color


Mac software Color2Code

Dragging and dropping a picture file onto a drop box





Mac software Color2Code

Selecting a collection of color swaches


Mac software Color2Code

Picking a color with Color Picker

Mac software Color2Code

Importing an image to scan for a color at specific coordinates


Mac software Color2Code

Exporting colors as image files


Mac software Color2Code

Having successfully exported color swatches as PNG files


Mac software Color2Code

Importing 216 image files at a time to scan


Mac software Color2Code

Scanning image files for the color at coordinates {6,6}


Mac software Color2Code

Having exported a color list as a text file




Trial version:


A demo/trial version is available.


  • Click on the button to download a demo/trial version of Color2Code for Mac OS X 10.6.  Mac video tutorials



System requirements:


  • Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 with Intel Mac (Intel Mac) only




Purchasing Color2Code license:



Purchasing a single license of Color2Code


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Version History:


1.2.2 to 1.3.0 (August 18, 2011)

  1. Fix: The application could crashed when the user clicks in the Close button of the main application window while the Rainbow and Colors windows are open.
  2. The application now displays the corresponding RGB color value in real time as the user places his/her mouse pointer over a swatch.
  3. Preferences: Users can now set their default color panel to start the application with.
  4. Colors: Choose Colors > Open with Color Picker to send the selected color to the Color Picker window.
  5. Rainbow: As the user places his/her mouse pointer over a color swatch, they can see the color values of the current color swatch in real time.
  6. Several other minor changes have been made.


1.2.0 to 1.2.2 (August 13, 2011)

  1. PictView now accepts GIF-format images.
  2. When the user saves export settings, a short-lived reminder message will appear at the bottom of the window.
  3. The frame type of the export settings windows is changed to Modal Dialog.
  4. A few other minor changes have been made.


1.1.0 to 1.2.0 (to be announced)

  1. The user was able to use the commands under Colors only when the main window was at front. Now, the user has access to those commands while using Rainbow.
  2. Fix: The user is now able to overwrite to an existing application file with no problem after choosing File > Save As.
  3. The frame type of the Colors window is set to Global floating.
  4. The user can open/hide Colors by pressing Command + Shift + C.
  5. The current color that the swatch pointer points to will appear below the swatch box in real time.
  6. A new feature is available. PictView (Click on its button on the Toolbar menu.) allows the user to open a picture where they can pick a pixel to return its color.
  7. The user can now drag and drop a clipped piece of text with a hexadecimal value with or without it proceeded by the pound sign (#), and Color2Code will return the corresponding color in the Color code section.
  8. A new features is available. Code2Color (Click on its button on the Toolbar menu.) will return a visual color for the string value provided by the user.
Mac software Color2Code


1.0.1 to 1.1.0 (to be announced)

  1. The name of a Toolbar button is changed from Pixel Pixel to Pixel Scan.
  2. Pixel Scan's window is resizable to some extent.
  3. The user can now save the color list as an application file. See File > Save, Save As.  Only File > SaveAs is available under Pixel Scan.
  4. The user can now open saved files.  Choose File > Open.
  5. New feature: Rainbow gives the user quick access to 3,072 colors.  Click on its toolbar button to open Rainbow.
  6. Color panel 'Additional 216 colors #1' is renamed '216 web-safe colors #3.'
  7. Other numerous minor changes and fixes have been made.


1.0.0 to 1.0.1 (May 25, 2011)

  1. The positions where the Preferences window, the Pixel Picker window and others (except Colors) are adjusted, depending on whether or not the Toolbar menu of the main window is enabled.
  2. Color swatches were previously arranged such that it was possible for the user to click on two.
  3. The red top-left Close button on the Pixel Scan window is disabled, and the user can only close this window by closing on the Close button at the bottom.


Color2Code is a product of MacHouse.