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A colour picker for humans.

Colordot for iOS is an easy way to create and share color palettes with just a swipe of your finger.

Yup, it’s a smart colour app for anyone wanting an alternative to an expensive Pantone matcher - or simply wanting to work with the best palette available to you: the world around you! Plus - we want to pay our respect to the main behind it, Devin Hunt who also created the existing Run Riot website.

Get it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/app/colordot-by-hailpixel-color/
Check out the developer here: https://color.hailpixel.com/ios/

So, what can it do?

Pick colors with a swipe
RGB color codes are for machines, not humans. Swipe left and right to change a colors hue. Up and down alters the brightness of a color. To make a color more or less intense pinch with two fingers.

Grab color with your camera
It’s like an eyedropper for the real world! Just need to know the color those shoes the person across from you on the bus is wearing? A tap opens the camera picker. Just don't be weird about it.

Phone to desktop with ease
Colordot for iOS works seemlessly with the original Colordot on the web. Move palettes instantly to you desktop with airdrop or share palettes with coworkers with a tap. No account needed.

Share colors anywhere
Colordot allows you to share your palettes on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter.. anywhere really. What kind of mobile app would it be if you couldn't?

Nice app, so how do I pick colors?
Colordot has two modes: finger and camera. In finger mode, swiping and pinching changes the color. In camera mode just point and click to grab colors from the world around you.

So what do the different finger gestures do?
While in finger mode, drag left and right to change a color's hue. Keep dragging in the same direction to cycle through all the hues.

Swipe up and down to change the color's brightness.
To change the saturation of a color, pinch with two fingers. The saturation is how intense the color is. Saturations close to zero appear grey and muted. Vibrant colors have saturation values close to 100.

What are these little gauges that show up while I'm choosing a color?
Neat, huh? They display the HSB (hue, saturation, and brightness) values of the color. The horizontal gauge is hue, the vertical gauge is brightness, and the circular one is saturation.

How do I choose a color with my camera?
Just tap the camera button while editing a color. After a short delay, the viewfinder will open. Then tap the save button (✓) to capture that color. You can also tap the finger / camera mode button to tweak the color.

I made a mistake! How can I undo my changes to a color?
Either shake your device to bring up the undo prompt or press the cancel button (✗) to exit the editor without saving your changes.

I have an exact color I want to use. How can I input it?
Create a new color (with the '+' button) and then save it. Swipe left on that color and choose "Edit values". Within this popup all the color values are directly editable.