Color Detector is a freeware to detect color names of pixels on screen. From this free color picker software, you can get to know the exact color name of a pixel on monitor, along with its RGB value and Hex code. It also gives you the option to copy the RGB color value and Hex code to the clipboard. It has a minimal interface and is pretty easy to use and fast as well. You just have to hover your mouse over your monitor screen and this free color identifier software will display its color name on its interface, as shown in the GIF below. It continuously changes the color values as per the position of your mouse cursor but it also gives you the option to freeze the current color values. Another good feature of this free color picker is that it always stays on top of a window. So, it doesn’t matter on which part of Windows your are working i.e. web browsers, image editors, etc you can use it to identify the color name of a specific pixel on your screen.
Note: For some colors, it can’t identify the names but it was quite a rare scenario during my testing.
There are many other free desktop color picker software for Windows that do the same job, i.e., display the RGB value and Hex code of a pixel when you hover your mouse over it. But what separates this color picker from others is that it also tells you the color name of the pixel, instead of just giving RGB value.
Apart from Windows, you can find color pickers for Firefox as well.
How to use this free software to detect color names of pixels:
Getting started with Color Detector is quite easy, just download its EXE file from the link provided at the end of this review and install it. After that, open the software and you will see it in action. It will display the color name, color RGB value, and the color hex code on its interface, as shown in the screenshot below. As I mentioned, it always stays on top of other windows. So, you can use it anywhere to identify a pixel color. In addition to the color parameters, you can also get to know the exact coordinates of your mouse cursor.
It also gives you the option to copy the RGB color value and its hex code to the clipboard. To copy the RGB value, press the F7 hotkey and to copy the color hex code, press the F6 hotkey. Apart from this, you can use the F5 hotkey to freeze the current pixel color attributes.
Color Detector is a free software to identify color names of a pixel. It is very lightweight and easy to use by which you can identify the color names of a pixel from anywhere on Windows. In addition to this, you also get other color values like RGB and hex code. I really likes it feature to stay on top of all windows. So, check it out if you want to know and grab a favorite color from any screen on Windows.