Color Schemer Studio
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Color matching solution.   Shareware ($49.99)
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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
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 COLOURlovers integration
  • Transform a single color into a complete color scheme
  • Build custom LiveScheme formulas
  • Find similar or related colors
  • Preview colors on a variety of layouts
  • Analyze contrast, readability, and accessibility
  • New import/export formats
  • Organize sets of colors into Color Groups
  • Drop colors from the app right into your HTML
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...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Color Schemer Stud... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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burypromote

+2

Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
The best of its kind! Please keep developing it!
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote

+136
Neil_m commented on 25 Nov 2013
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.
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+2

+269
Gryphonent commented on 20 Apr 2013
Non update in 3 years?
[Version 2.0.1]

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burypromote

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Facupuig replied on 24 Jun 2013
It looks like, and the problem is that theres is no application like this updated.
burypromote
+1

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Jonbo reviewed on 12 Feb 2010
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!
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+4

+235

Maclover1.1 reviewed on 08 Feb 2010
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
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+4

+90
Beige commented on 21 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+2

+35

Dameian reviewed on 16 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+6

+14
esanoche commented on 04 Jan 2010
This is free on the web: http://colorschemedesigner.com/, a pretty nice color scheme designer.
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote
+3

+141
Klagreca commented on 12 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]


burypromote
+9

+9
Handycam58 commented on 02 Dec 2009
I normally do not quibble on price with small devs, but I agree with the other commenters, $50 for this is insane. It's a good app, but for what it does $15-20 would be more reasonable.
[Version 2.0]


burypromote

+153
hced had trouble on 29 Jan 2012
This entry (v2.0.1) needs to be updated to the current version (right now that's v2.1 released March 1, 2011).
[Version 2.0.1]



Helangen rated on 06 Aug 2011

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Mark Swinford rated on 13 May 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



+218

Yoshinatsu rated on 14 Apr 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



+3

Batgirlshops rated on 23 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



-1

Majesty30 rated on 06 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



Tizeka rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



-1

P-Crossbow rated on 19 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



+3

Paul-Mullins rated on 07 Dec 2010

[Version 2.0.1]


Downloads:22,198
Version Downloads:8,070
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Shareware
Date:04 Jan 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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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 colors
  • Preview colors on a variety of layouts
  • Analyze contrast, readability, and accessibility
  • View colors through colorblind eyes
  • Grab colors from anywhere on your screen
  • Print your color schemes
  • Import colors from websites or swatch files
  • Export colors to many popular apps and formats


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