Damn cool. Adobe’s new point-and-shoot app for the iPhone allows you to instantly pull a color palette from whatever image your camera snaps.
FREE & AWESOME | Have you seen Adobe’s new Kuler app?” my friend Giorgio Verzoletto of vanhit.com asked when we met up for coffee last Monday. “Watch this,” he said, waving his iPhone camera at the Frugalbits website displayed on the laptop screen in front of us. As G gestured with his phone, five circles on its screen bounced around like metal balls in one of those old-fashioned handheld puzzles, changing colour repeatedly depending on where the phone was directed.
When he snapped a shot, the circles turned into rectangles forming a band of the dominant colours in the image and creating what Kuler calls a colour theme on his phone screen. “These themes can be used, modified and shared in so many ways,” G said. “Anyone who works with colour is going to love this.” Or anyone who loves to play with colour, I added.
Among the myriad cool things Kuler can do, my favourite is being able to take an image of an interior I love, translate it into a colour theme and then turn that theme into actual colours of paint. Each Kuler colour has a hex code number made up of three components: an R number, a G number and a B number. Type these numbers into the appropriate boxes on the EasyRGB website, and they will convert them into the colour equivalent from some well-known paint manufacturers. —Carolann Rule