Pixel perfect apps using xScope
April 27, 2008
Creating applications that mimic another type of app’s look can be time intensive – figuring out all the right colors and measurements of widgets is tedious. I’ve found Iconfactory‘s xScope to be extremely helpful for this task.
The xScope loupe has proved the most useful tool in the suite for me. This tool lets you mouse over anything on screen and see a magnified version, to include the hex, RGB, and HSB color values of the pixel directly under the cursor.
To get a color like this in my old workflow was much more painful. I had to do the following:
- Open Grab
- Take a screen shot of the window
- Copy the image
- Open Fireworks
- Create a new image from the clipboard
- Sample the color
Now, I need only open xScope! This tool is well worth the $26.95.