Cool Linux Tool: gcolor2
Posted on 2010-03-19 (Updated on 2019-01-24)
Just a quick post to highlight a great package I found in the Ubuntu Repositories: gcolor2!
gcolor2 launches one of those color-pickers with the hue/saturation triangle embedded in the color rainbow ring. It has a bunch of boxes for RGB values, hex name, etc. and so on.
Where this really shines is the eye dropper; if you click the eye dropper tool, and then go to another window, you can grab a color right out of another program. Window borders, web pages inside your web browser – even your desktop background. Pick whatever you'd like to use as your source, and it will give you the hex value and all of the other information for it.
This is perfect for use in combination with a program like Agave, which generates color palettes. Enjoy!
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