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Old Aug 31, 2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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We some times like to applya colored borderaround our photos.I found a real neat little freeware program that helps you pick a compatible color fromyour photo then use it on the border. It is called DotColor. With the DotColor program activated, a box appears on the screen that tells you the RGB color components of the pixel under your cursor. With your photo displayed in your photo editing program, dragyour mouse cursor over your photountil you find a color that you like for your frame, read the RGB values then duplicate that color in your photo editing software and fill your frame with it. It does some other handy things as well, I love this little program and have been using it for quite a while.

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http://www.inetis.com/freeware.asp

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Old Sep 3, 2005, 7:11 PM   #2
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Just a thought, the popular photoeditors have an eyedropper tool already built in. I believe holding control on Jasc Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photoshop switches between most brush tools to the eyedropper so you can select a color that you're over, and likewise gives you RBG values.

Don't mean to knock the program if it does anything else neat, just pointing out alot of photoeditors already give you that border matching capability.
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 5:53 AM   #3
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While it's true that most image/photo editing programs include an eyedropper tool for identifying and selecting background and foreground colors, they must be used within the editing program itself.

One advantage to using a third party color picker is that you can identify and select colors outside the editing program. I regularly use the free Win32 program, Color Picker, to find the color values of online images, websites, etc. This small program is easy to use and can be used outside (or inside) my copy of Paint Shop Pro 8.

Color Picker picks the color value from selected a screen pixel and converts it to the RGB color values, calculates hexadecimal and hexadecimal in HTML format (#xxxxxx) color values. ColorPicker also can be used as simple calculator, to convert RGB color values to HTML format.

Check out the attachment image to see a screen shot and more info on Color Picker.

You can download the Color Picker app [365 Kb] @: http://www.appcontrols.com/software/...ickerSetup.exe

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 5:21 AM   #4
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As a side note here, if any of you Use Firefox as your Browzer an extension is available called Colorzilla. A right click of your mouse will produce a drop down box with Colorzilla in it. Click on it and then you can right click your mouse to bring up a crosshair to place anywhere on an image to give you the color information you want.
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As a side note here, if any of you Use Firefox as your Browzer an extension is available called Colorzilla. A right click of your mouse will produce a drop down box with Colorzilla in it. Click on it and then you can right click your mouse to bring up a crosshair to place anywhere on an image to give you the color information you want
Hey, thanks for that tip!

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