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Pro Picker
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Pro Picker is the ultimate color picker for Mac OS X. In particular, it is designed for those that crave an efficient color picker and know their way around basic color theory. If you ever wished having something like Photoshop's color picker available system-wide in your Mac, then your wish has been answered!

What's more, Pro Picker is completely, 100% free! (but donations are very much appreciated)

Take a look at Pro Picker's features:

  • Work with RGB and HSB values in a single, effective panel; just like Photoshop's color picker. No need to dig in submenus to find the adjustments you're looking for!
  • Pro Picker is a native Mac OS X color picker plugin, which means you can use it in almost all apps that use the system picker: Pixelmator, TextEdit, ColorChooser and more.
  • Display fixed hue, saturation or brightness spectrums at the push of a button.
  • Color sliders with live previews show you at a glance the effect they would have on the current color.
  • Color spectrums are drawn manually (in opposition to using pre-rendered images like Mac OS X's image-based color picker) for maximum color fidelity at any palette size.
  • Click or drag on the spectrum to choose a color. The sliders and fields update in real-time to reflect the current color values. Change a value and the spectrum updates accordingly.

Installation Procedure:

  1. Download Pro Picker by clicking the "Download" button above.
  2. Open a Finder window.
  3. Press Command-Shift-G or in the menu bar, click the "Go > Go To Folder..." menu item.
  4. Type "~/Library/ColorPickers" (without the quotes) in the box that appears, then press Enter. To install for all users, type "/Library/ColorPickers" instead.
  5. Move ProPicker.colorPicker from your Downloads folder to the folder you just opened.
  6. Restart the app you want to use Pro Picker in.
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Pro Picker is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and later. The host application must be 64-bit for it to load Pro Picker.

Need help? Jump to the support page to contact me.