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Get any color with the TechRepublic Color Code Converter

Whether you are designing an application or your Facebook page, it is often necessary to know the hexadecimal value of a specific color. The TechRepublic Color Code Converter can find it for you.

Whether you are designing a sophisticated application or just your Facebook page, it is often necessary to know the hexadecimal value of a specific color. That Hex value is one of the most obscure numbers you will ever have to discover, especially if you do not have the proper tool.

As a service to our members, we have published just such a tool -- the TechRepublic Color Code Converter.

Click the color you are interested in, and the tool will return the hexadecimal value. With that hex number you can code HTML or CSS or whatever asks for it to display the precise combination of red, green, blue you want. Sure, it is a simple little tool, but it works and it's free. Give it a try.

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9 comments
DEK46656
DEK46656

I'm looking for a tool, or more specifically the algorithm's to convert back and forth between RGB and RYB.

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

Which unfortunately tends to reinforce the idea that computer colours are only ever of any use on a computer screen, and bear no resemblance to what is available in the real world. http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=37880 If you wanted to see what was truly available you could widen your scope somewhat by taking a gander at something like this: http://www.cal-print.com/InkColorChart.htm This online system gives as many hues as the previous chart: http://www.colorblender.com/ However, short of using Photoshop & Quark Xpress, I've yet to find an easy access colour rendering tool.

chad.francisco.gnki
chad.francisco.gnki

Decent tool if this pallet has the exact color you need. Microsoft Paint or a similar application can get you the hex value of any color as well by going to the custom color pallet.

martink
martink

It is a simple little tool and it works f i n e and its free

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

The Color Code Converter is a simple little tool, but it can come in handy. What other little tools found in the dark corners of the Internet do you find useful?

k.fuller
k.fuller

www.pantone.com the market leader of all things colour, (that's color to you American's out there).

BlueCollarCritic
BlueCollarCritic

The tool is OK but fails when compared to other similiar free tools widely available that also are far more flexable. More important than just getting a hex value is being able to select the color you want the value for not from eyeing the color but from selecting some existing on screen item like ColorCube (available for free download at Softpedia.com).