What’s New

Version 2.0.1

This major update relocates and simplifies several settings.

New installations of Classic Color Meter will disable the following infrequently-used color spaces and conversions. They can be re-enabled via the check boxes in the Advanced preference pane.

- RGB, decimal, 16-bit
- RGB, hex, 16-bit
- Show as Generic RGB
- Convert to main display
- Y'PbPr ITU-R BT.601
- Y'PbPr ITU-R BT.709
- Y'CbCr ITU-R BT.601
- Y'CbCr ITU-R BT.709
- CIE 1931
- CIE 1976
- Tristimulus

Additional changes and fixes:
• Support for Dark Mode and several compatibility fixes for macOS Mojave.
• Improved energy efficiency and CPU usage.
• The "Aperture Color" preferences is now "Aperture Outline" in the "View" menu.
• The "Show guides when locking position" preference is now "Show Lock Guides" in the "View" menu.
• The "When Classic Color Meter clips a color" preferences are now "Highlight out of range components in red" and "Clip out of range components to nearest value", located in the General preference pane.
• The "When the system clips a color" preferences have been removed. This feature is no longer accurate in recent versions of macOS.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Adrian Perez Rivera ,

Must-have for videographers, photographers, web designers, and anyone working with color

I work a lot with RGB video archival and have relied heavily on the built-in Digital Color Meter for accuracy verification. Classic Color Meter takes that concept and supercharges it, giving you a bunch of extra features that significantly enhance the tool’s effectiveness. You can convert between multiple monitor profiles, view 16-bit RGB, hold a color and convert it to another space, float the window above everything else, see when a color conversion is happening, and a lot more. It even uses less CPU than Digital Color Meter. If you’re wondering if it’s worth using over the free built-in utility, the answer is a solid yes.

Value_Arb ,

Excellent utility

Every developer should have a copy so you know exactly what color that designer wants you to reproduce. A bargain at $3, should cost more like $30.

Chyp ,

Ricci > Apple

Although I'm against Apple profiting 9 cent per buy, I'm glad this is available for only 99 cents! Found that the Lion version doesn't allow you get HEX anymore, which is a downgrade. Not only that, but there is only one way to downgrade from Lion on new systems - and you have to have another Mac to do it.

This verison is almost like the original, which is great. The only thing I think is missing is the ability to keep the ColorPicker on top of all other windows, which I used that quite a bit as well (oh, and they took that out of Lion too).

Thank you for putting this out there and not charging $4.99 for it (like the others).


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