How to Use Instant Eyedropper

Instant Eyedropper is a very cool tool for anyone who wants to change colors or experiment with different colors on their website. I’m sure you’ve seen websites with colors you’d love to have on your own website. Maybe you’ve seen a color that you’d love to match up but didn’t know how to get the color code for that color. With Instant Eyedropper all you have to do is click on the color you like on any web page and you will get the HTML code for that color.

How Does Instant Eyedropper Work?

Once you install Instant Eyedropper, simply double-click on the icon to open it. I use it frequently so I have the icon in my taskbar so I never have to look for it.

  • Using your left mouse button, click on the Instant Eyedropper and hold. You should see the eyedropper display different colored pixels and give you an HTML code for your color. This color will have a hashtag (pound symbol) in front of the code. You can then write down the code or copy to your clipboard.
  • To copy the code to your clipboard, hold down the left mouse button, select the color you want and with your other hand, hit the Print Screen button on your keyboard. This will copy the code to your clipboard.
  • To paste, use CNTL-V. It’s not as difficult as it sounds!

Change Website Background Color

You can use Instant Eyedropper to also change the background color of your website using the technique outlined above. All you have to do is find the color that you love on any website. Click on the Instant Eyedropper tool. Hold down the left mouse button and move your mouse over the color that you want.

Use Instant Eyedropper in Photoshop

This code can be also be used in the Color Picker in Photoshop. Find the color you want with Instant Eyedropper, write down or copy the code to the clipboard, and paste into your Photoshop Color Picker.

Download Your Free Copy

Some people are worried about downloading executable files (exe extensions) but this file is a small utility application and is safe for downloading provided you download from the link I’ve provided below. You can download Instant Eyedropper for FREE. Just click here. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Download Instant Eyedropper link.

How to Put Instant Eyedropper in Your Taskbar

If you would like to put it in your taskbar, click on your Start button. If you have just installed Instant Eyedropper, you will see it in your list as a newly installed application. Right click on the icon and click Pin to Taskbar. Click below to watch the video tutorial.

How to Customize Instant Eyedropper Settings

You can customize how you want your color codes to display. The different codes are:

HTML: hyper text markup language; this is the most common way that color codes are displayed

Hex, Delphi Hex and VB Hex: hexidecimal; uses decimal notation to represent colors.

RGB: Red, green, blue; RGB colors are various combinations of red, green and blue.

HSB: Hue, saturation and brightness

The most common is HTML. You can learn more about colors by clicking here.

To use this feature, simply right-click on the Instant Eyedropper icon and select Options from the drop-down menu. You will see the screen below open up. From here, you can select the type of color format you prefer by clicking on the drop-down box under the Color Format section on the right side as you can see in the screenshot below.

Color, Color, Everywhere!

And if you looking for some great places to find yet MORE COLORS, check out the free links below:



Color Scheme Designer

Finding great colors for your website or any project where you can add your own color, couldn’t be easier using the Instant Eyedropper tool. It’s easy to install and it’s FREE! Always a winner in my book! These tools really come in handy when I’m working on my own online business. (If you’d like to know how I got started with affiliate marketing, click here.) I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. It’s very simple and fun to use this tool and I know you’ll have a lot of fun using it. Use it once and you will use it often! There are so many cool colors out there! I use it a lot! Thank you for checking out my tutorial. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment below and don’t forget to like and share! Thanks!

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