Kickstarter For A Real-Life Photoshop Color Eyedropper

September 23, 2013


That's not the same blue!

This is a Kickstarter for Nix, a $99 Bluetooth enabled smartphone accessory that can identify the color of anything you rest it on, so you can paint your office the exact same color of that coffee shop you really love. Granted it won't look as good in your place, but that's because you forgot to take the coffee shop's natural lighting into consideration. Trust me, I dated an interior design major in college before she got into meth and dropped out.

The sensor's Canadian creators say their device is much more accurate than using your phone's on board camera to grab colour data, firstly because it's purpose-built for accurate colour scanning and is "calibrated to return exact/specific colour values". And secondly because it blocks out all ambient light -- meaning the true shade can be captured, i.e. unaffected by shadows or changes in lighting conditions.

As well as allowing Nix users to view data on the colour they just scanned, the apps will include the ability to save a scanned colour swatch and add notes to it; view a colour in RGB, HSL, HSV, Lab, XYZ, HTML, or CMYK; convert the colour to other media such as wall paints, oil paints, make-up, watercolour, wood stain, automotive paint etc; select a particular brand associated with the media type you're after and get directions to the nearest store where you can buy the paint.

It doesn't just work on painted walls though, it will also work on fabrics, and, presumably, my penis. "GW's Pecker Purple" the color swatch at Home Depot will read. Move over, Martha Stewart Collection!


Thanks to Photoshop Guru, who's so good at Photoshop that Adobe wanted to make his face their mascot like Colonel Sanders but he refused.

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