Graphics Tools

Coloring and drawing used to be fun. Technology has reduced it to a bunch of numbers. Make it fun again with some samplers, mixers, editors, processors and rulers.

Most of these tools will prove to be useful to you at one time or another. The ColorSampler tells you what the RGB or Hex code is of any displayed color. Cook'em with DotColor, survey the damage with ThumbsPlus.

Many graphics applications have some of these tools,
but few have them all.

 

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ColorSampler: Grab it.

A small but nifty tool for identifying onscreen colors. Gives you the color value of any pixel in RGB or hex.

Freeware

 

 

"Calibrate" it on Doug’s Color Chart to amaze and amuse yourself, and use it to build a palette for your web and help décor.

 

 

Displays hex and RGB values with four copy to clipboard options, three levels of zoom in a tiny window with a viewfinder, all wrapped up with the perfect price.

Use it to decide the color scheme of a website or help file. Just sample the primary or dominant image on the page, and choose the colors you want to use for your other design elements. Find the html colors that best match the images. Plan beautifully coordinated pages and have fun doing it.

 

Author:

Damjan Vavpotic Last Know Address: damjan.vavpotic@kiss.uni-lj.si
Note: this address returns a "address unknown" message.

 

URL:

http://www.kiss.uni-lj.si/~k4fe0244/
Note: this link has been down for some time, and we have no other URL.

 

Download:

ColorSampler.zip

 

 

 

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Cooler Ruler: Measure it.

A "Virtual Ruler" to drag about your desktop.

Freeware

 

 

It's the perfect complement to your "Virtual Desktop." Measure objects in pixels. Double-click to change from horizontal to vertical. Dynamic Mouse Tracking. Handy when designing Web Pages, screen layouts, and graphics.

 

Author:

http://www.fabsoft.com

 

URL:

http://www.fabsoft.com
http://www.fabsoft.com/products/ruler/ruler.html

 

Download

http://www.fabsoft.com/pages/Downloads/Downloads.htm

 

 

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DotColor: Mix it up.

Tweak your color choices. A color sampler plus. Screen Capture, Color Mixer.

Freeware

 

 

It's a color sampler with a different set of features. Nifty on-the-fly color mixer will do amazing things to your display! Magnifying viewer to zoom around, great right-click color mixing features, and selective screen captures. If you want to see your HTML page on a different background, the color mixer can change the selected colors on your screen.

 

Author:

nfo@inetis.com

Inetis D.O.O.
Mariborska 86
SI-3000 CELJE
SLOVENIA, EUROPE

 

URL:

http://www.inetis.com

 

Download:

DotColor 3.0 dotcol3.zip (38 Kb)

 

 

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Doug's RGB & Hex Color Chart: Map it.

A very handy chart of all the Internet color-safe colors, and their hexadecimal equivalents

Postcardware

 

 

A gif with the web color-safe non-dithering colors that makes for a handy wallpaper: our Director of Art and Beauty uses Doug's chart as her background image and color table.

 

Author:

Doug Jacobson

 

URL:

http://home.earthlink.net/~jakesan/

 

Download:

http://www.hypersolutions.org/pages/rgbhex.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Logos Inside: A Hard-to-find collection of trademarked logos.

images\logosinsidebox.jpg An HtmlHelp file with 500 internationally known trademarked logos. That's a lot of corporate logos; it might provide some inspiration for your own, or at the least, it's a guide to what's already taken.

These are for logo recognition, education and inspiration only, not for use as source files. The logosbook.com site has been down for a while now, and we thought it would be good to host this file somewhere.

And say, does anyone know where logosbook.com has gone?

Freeware

 

 

 

 

Author:

Jimmy Lee: Logos Book Team

 

URL:

http://www.logosbook.com/ ( site has been down for months )

 

Download

Logos.exe (1300 KB) (zipped)

 

 

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ThumbsPlus: See it.

An excellent file viewer, processor and converter, with a host of other nifty features.

Shareware

 

 

An image and graphics management program; provides thumbnails, batch processing of images, recognizes many graphics formats.

An essential tool for keeping track of a lot of images. Tons of viewing options, export formats, even a few tools to manipulate images. Uses a directory tree and a big thumbnail window. It's only two clicks away to edit the image in MsPaint, or to send it to another directory.

Single-user (version 4) $ 79.95
Single-user (version 3) $ 65.00

 

Author:

http://www.cerious.com

 

URL:

http://www.cerious.com

 

Download

http://www.cerious.com/download.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott's Box Shot Maker 2.0: A great graphics tool for creating images of virtual eBook covers and software boxes.

images\scottsboxshot.jpg A very useful piece of freeware that makes perfect ebook covers and boxes. It has but two box views, and one ebook perspective, but they're high-quality finished images. Add text and graphics in layers until you're satisfied, size the book image, and save to a .bmp, .jpg or .gif file. Easy to use, even easier easy to own!

Freeware!

 

 

 

 

Author:

Scott Swedorski, Tucows Downloads

 

URL:

http://www.boxshotmaker.com

 

Download:

http://www.boxshotmaker.com

or -

http://tucows.com/mmedia/preview/284258.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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