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What are some good color identifiers?

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The Color ID Free app for Apple devices and the Color Grab app for Android are two highly rated color identifier programs. Both programs let users scan a color with the phone or another device's camera and then calculate the name of the color based on the given image.

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Color ID Free centers on a desired color, picks it out from a color database and provides the name of the color to the user. This app is easy to use, and reviews on iTunes.Apple.com state that it works very well.

The Android Color Grab app performs a similar function, while allowing the user to export colors to image-editing software. One function of this app allows users to check the color's parameters in various formats, such as CMYK, Lab and hexadecimal. This app provides stats such as lightness and darkness, as well as a greyscale percentage. It also provides Web-safe hexadecimal values that are easy on the eyes.

A Windows program called Colorblind Assistant provides the same general features. After analyzing the color of a spot on which the mouse is resting, it provides the name of the indicated color. It also provides hexadecimal and RGB numbers for the user to identify the color.

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