13 September 2010

Pixie: A Portable Basic Pixel Color Picker

 Pixie logo                       

Pixie is a portable basic pixel color picker widget-like app from Nattyware. It allows you to see the color along with its color value, in 5 different color value formats, of anything below your cursor.

Run it, simply point to a color and it will tell you the hex, RGB, HTML, CMYK and HSV values of that color. You can then use these values to reproduce the selected color in your favorite programs. Pixie will also show the current coordinates of your mouse pointer.


As one of the portable apps with the smallest data footprint (11k)), you could possibly stumble with, don’t expect anything but the bear basics. Beyond taking the reading of pixel color values, It only can do 3 other things:

  • 1.-Copy HTML color value to clipboard  ( Ctrl + Alt + C )
  • 2.-Open a system color mixer window ( Ctrl + Alt +X )
  • 3.-Open a captured color selection are in a magnifier window ( Ctrl + Alt + Z )

But while Pixie is a simple and basic portable app. It is also one of the easiest to carry along thanks to its tiny data size. You don’t even need a USB drive to carry it around. Put it in a zip and you can even save it in your E-mail or Skydrive and redownload it if needed. Finally, it is also a “universal” Windows App as it can be used with Windows 2000, ME, XP, Vista and 7.

If you are looking for something similar, but more featured, check out ColorPix.


Pixie Info

Pixie                                                  <— Direct Download Link 





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