System Color Picker 4+

The built-in color picker

Sindre Sorhus

    • 4.9 • 1.7K Ratings
    • Free



Pick colors from anywhere using the built-in color picker.

■ Features

- Palettes
- Recently picked colors
- Quickly copy, paste, and convert colors in Hex, HSL, RGB, LCH format
- Show as a normal app or in the menu bar
- Pick a color or toggle the window from anywhere with a global keyboard shortcut
- Make the window stay on top of all other windows
- Launch it at login (when in the menu bar)
- Hide menu bar icon
- Shortcuts support

■ Tip

Press the Space key while using the color sampler to show the RGB values. The color sampler is a system component and it can unfortunately not show other kinds of color values.

■ Keyboard shortcuts

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts in the app:

- Pick color: Command+p
- Copy as Hex: Shift+Command+h
- Copy as HSL: Shift+Command+s
- Copy as RGB: Shift+Command+r
- Copy as OKLCH: Shift+Command+o
- Copy as LCH: Shift+Command+l
- Paste color: Shift+Command+v (In the format Hex, HSL, RGB, or LCH)
- Reset opacity: Control+Shift+o

■ Support

Use the feedback button in the “Help” menu in the app.

■ Open-source

The app is open-source on GitHub (see the website).

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

tqwhite ,

Use This One

I do not use this every day. I have tried a zillion color picking tools. Usually, I can't figure out how to use it when the need arises two months later. This one I can. It responds to 'color' in Spotlight so I can find it.

Also, it does exactly what I want. Click the eyedropper, click anything I can see, click next to the representation I want. DONE.

AND, if that's not enough, it contributes to the system swatch library so I can add an unusual color to my email if I want.

cscottyb ,

It works better than the stock app

The Digital Color Meter, a default MacOS color picker app, is not useful for graphic arts, and the default color picker app doesn't that other apps have to use doesn't show all the color spaces you need to work on design rapidly. I am able to see the values of RGB, HEX, LCH and HSL through 1 interface, which reduces the friction that was there before. Highly recommend if you work in multiple colorspaces.

wcp1000 ,

A Rainbow at Your Fingertips!

Color Picker is a fantastic tool for anyone in need of color inspiration or precision. Its user-friendly interface makes it a breeze to identify and save any color you come across. Whether you're a designer, an artist, or just someone who loves colors, this app is a game-changer. It's like having a rainbow in your pocket, ready to use whenever inspiration strikes. Highly recommended!

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Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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