Those working with colors need to create different palette of colors. For this, they normally choose colors from the mixer of colors to make a desired palette. Also, if they like a color at any place on their monitor then, they pick it up from their to use it later. But, picking a color on a high resolution monitor is just near to impossible so, it requires a magnifier to achieve it.
Considering this problem, there is a freeware called ColorPic which has a magnifier attached with it and allows you to grab palettes of up to 16 colors at once easily even from a high resolution monitor. ColorPic uses four advanced color mixers to select a spectrum of possibilities. The tool is compatible with windows 7, vista, xp and 2000. After installation, when you will run it, its main window will appear like this.
Here, you can see that a magnifier is attached at the bottom of the window in which you can see the area where your mouse is moving. The magnifier provides up to x36 zooming option which is really good. There is also an option of point sample – 3×3 or 5×5 pixel color sampling which helps you to pick the color easily.
You can choose to see the area either in grid or using hi-lite by enabling the options.
The tool is very simple to use. You just have to first select the name of the palette. For this, click on the ‘new’ option and enter the desired name. You can also edit the saved palettes in the ‘edit’ option. After that, just select the chip by clicking on one of the box and take your mouse to the area of the desired color. Now, you can just have to press ‘Ctrl+G’ for grabbing the color. You can ungrab the color by again pressing the ‘Ctrl+G’.
The color chosen will be shown in the ‘color’ box with its code shown in hex and decimal which can be copied to use in other applications. The Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black percentages are also shown for convenience. You can also adjust Hue, Saturation, Value, Red, Green and Blue values accordingly. If your selected color is not web safe then, click the ‘WebSnap’ button to change the color to the nearest safe value.
Also, read about similar tool on Make Color Palettes Online Easily.