Spectrum
Spectrum 1.6.0
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Easily create beautiful color schemes.   Commercial ($19.99)
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Spectrum is an app for easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes. Inspired by principles of color theory, Spectrum allows you to:
  • Create color schemes based on harmony rules
  • Instantly explore tints and shades for a given color to fine tune the palette
  • Automatically create color schemes from a photograph - great for inspirations
  • Organize your palettes and create a searchable collection of color schemes
  • Capture color from your screen using the built-in color picker tool
  • Export your color schemes to
What's New
Version 1.6.0:
  • You can now select multiple palettes for export (either combined or individually)
  • You can now manually arranging palettes in the library
  • Support for backing up and restoring the entire library
  • Improved compatibility with Spectrum for iOS
  • Minor design tweaks
  • Fixed a bug which could produce inadvertent palette color changes
  • Fixed iCloud issue on OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Fixed a scrolling issue on OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Version 1.6.0:
  • You can now select multiple palettes for export (either combined or individually)
  • You can now manually arranging palettes in the library
  • Support for backing up and restoring the entire library
  • Improved compatibility with Spectrum for iOS
  • Minor design tweaks
  • Fixed a bug which could produce inadvertent palette color more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Spectrum User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+8

robioto reviewed on 07 Nov 2013
I love the UI. I too could just stare at it. It's also simple to use and well priced.
[Version 1.5.1]


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philgr reviewed on 13 Jul 2013
This is the only color schemer I can stare at.
[Version 1.4.5]


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+4

Rdyornot reviewed on 26 Apr 2013
I would have given it a try for $10, but it's $20 on the app store. I have color schemer, which does EVERYTHING - including crash, but i think i can live with that a while longer.
[Version 1.4]

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+3

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Parkerbennett replied on 06 May 2013
So are the 3 stars your review of the video? I don't think it's fair to punish developers for Apple's App Store policies, and I don't think it's fair to give a star-rating without actually using the app.
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+1

+4
Rdyornot replied on 13 May 2013
the rating was actually a mistake - i meant to post as a comment not a rated review and didn't see how to change it.
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+3

+376
B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 02 Feb 2013
Generally I agree that the lack of a trial version is a strong disincentive and one of the major drawbacks of the Mac App Store. In this case, however, the guided tour provided on the developer's web site shows Spectrum to be, in my opinion, head and shoulders above any other color picker or schemeer I've seen - and I've been checking them out since OS 7.x. Putting my money where my mouth is, I went ahead and bought it. I think anyone with a serious interest in color will find Spectrum hard to resist.
[Version 1.4]


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+3

+71

Madmacmad reviewed on 01 Oct 2012
Best Color Schemer for my need's...
look the Video Tour on the Dev's Web side then you see what the App can do ...
P.S. The Dev is very responsive so if you have Questions... ask him!
[Version 1.2]


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+1

+65
NotUsed commented on 04 Jul 2012
Need demo before spending money. There are several other similar tools out there for free or relatively the same price. Without an evaluation period, there's little reason to blow $20 just to see how this app stacks up.
[Version 1.1]

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+7
Bub1200 replied on 04 Jul 2012
It would be nice to "Suggest More Similar Software", please, if there are some similiar tools aout there. Thank!
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+3
Eigenlogik (developer) replied on 04 Jul 2012
Currently, Apple's Mac App Store has no provisions for trials or demos. If Apple adds this feature at some point in the future, you can rest assured that a trial version of Spectrum will be available.

Usually, the next question is "why not provide a non-app-store version?" Unfortunately, maintaining two separate versions of the app is a tedious process and that time that can be better spent on improving the app.

The quick tour video on the website attempts to provide a realistic demonstration of what you can expect from the app. You can also browse through its users' manual for more details.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+267

Gryphonent rated on 20 Apr 2013

[Version 1.4]


Downloads:3,183
Version Downloads:177
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Commercial
Date:30 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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Spectrum is an app for easily and intuitively creating beautiful color schemes. Inspired by principles of color theory, Spectrum allows you to:
  • Create color schemes based on harmony rules
  • Instantly explore tints and shades for a given color to fine tune the palette
  • Automatically create color schemes from a photograph - great for inspirations
  • Organize your palettes and create a searchable collection of color schemes
  • Capture color from your screen using the built-in color picker tool
  • Export your color schemes to CSS and ASE (for use in Adobe's Creative Suite)
  • Import colors from existing CSS and ASE files
  • Instantly preview your color schemes using a variety of visualizations
  • Configure color profiles
  • Switch between two color wheel modes - perceptual and uniform


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