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ColorSchemer Studio is a professional color-matching application that will help you build beautiful color schemes quickly and easily.

  • Work with RGB and CMYK colors in a color-managed environment
  • Create and save color palettes
  • Identify color harmonies
  • Access over 1 million pre-made color schemes with COLOURlovers integration
  • Pull unique palettes from photos or images
  • Transform a single color into a complete color scheme
  • Build custom LiveScheme formulas
  • Mix colors and create gradient blends
  • Find similar or related more...

What's New

Version 2.0.1
  • Fixed: intermittent "empty blue window at startup" bug
  • Fixed: error message when opening some .CS files in 10.6
  • Fixed: dragging image from Web browser to PhotoSchemer

Version 2.0:

  • Work with RGB and CMYK colors in a color-managed environment
  • Access over 1 million pre-made color schemes with more...


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Nova-Bossa-Nova Member IconReview+35

The best of its kind! Please keep developing it!

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Version 2.0.1
Neil_m Member IconComment+179

Color Schemer Studio is beginning to feel like "abandon-ware" I've written off the $50 easily, it really helped in my work.
I'd have trouble recommending it now though.

- I found a bug in the XML import/export during July 2012
and emailed back and forth with developer. Both Mike and Aaron.
I was told the bug would be fixed in the next update........Nothing.

It's a real shame, it really is pretty complete, but I'm finding it more unreliable after each OS X upgrade. Disappointing.

Spectrum looks interesting.

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Version 2.0.1
Gryphonent Member IconComment+444

Non update in 3 years?

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Version 2.0.1

It looks like, and the problem is that theres is no application like this updated.

hced Member IconComment+171

This entry (v2.0.1) needs to be updated to the current version (right now that's v2.1 released March 1, 2011).

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Version 2.0.1
Jonbo Member IconReview+7

As a website designer, sometimes I need a little help with color schemes. Recently, I discovered this nifty little application and have fallen in love ever since! I am still learning all the features. But thus far, this product is simply amazing! I would recommend for any designer out there!

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Version 2.0.1
Maclover1.1 Member IconReview+740

This is THE color tool... The price ? Er.. well if you work in graphics.. get serious.. is this really "expensive" ? Considering it can analyze colors in images, makes lists, give you various wheels, pick colors onscreen, let you to quickly see how type might look in various color schemes.. What do people want today.. everything for a buck ? Try the useless object at Walmart... lol

The other color tools I really like are Painter's Picker and Spot Picker (for InDesign users.. it allows you to get all of the InDesign palettes directly in the Mac selector..).

Back to pricing.. how much does a Pantone paper specifier cost btw ?!!! mmhh Now that's expensive and we buy them anyway don't we ! Either you are serious about your work.. or else you don't even need Schemer.. the built-in Mac has "crayons" lol

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Version 2.0.1
Beige Member IconComment+178

Good God - the price. I thought - "sure, this will save me a trip to Illustrator CS4's colour wheel so maybe I'll pick it up." Then I saw the price. Drop it to $15 and I'll consider it.

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Version 2.0.1
Dameian Member IconReview+42

I own a license to Color Schemer Studio 1.6 and couldn't stomach the upgrade price for so few new features so I decided to look around and try alternatives. For the past week I have been using Painter's Picker from Old Jewel software and find it to be as useful to me as Color Schemer ever was at a fraction of the price. These guys have been solid Mac developers for years (remember Lazy Mouse?), tends to be very responsive, and their color picker does a lot of what Color Schemer does in a much smaller (and more Mac-integrated) package.

Color Schemer did its job well for a long time for me, and I am not at all saying anything negative about it... I am just saying that if you are looking for a good color picking software package that can define help you choose excellent color schemes; you can do it at a fraction on the cost with Painter's Picker.

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Version 2.0.1
esanoche Member IconComment+20

This is free on the web: http://colorschemedesigner.com/, a pretty nice color scheme designer.

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Version 2.0.1
Klagreca Member IconComment+182

Completely agree. I don't see enough features to warrant the upgrade price from 1.6 to 2.0 I'm thinking $14.95 to upgrade is reasonable for the new features.

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Downloads 22,362
Version Downloads 8,234
License Shareware
Date 04 Jan 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $49.99
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