The Pipette

Each designer, webmaster or friend of good photos or pictures knows how important is choosing the right color for web pages, graphics, pictures and photos. The right color supports the image of a product, creates a recognition factor and lets something appear elegant or cheap.

Therefore, the selection of the right color requires a special skill, expertise and the necessary software that helps the operator. Often, one would like to use a color from a photograph or an image in another context, for example for a font next to the picture or to adapt the color in its nuances.

Fetch and Convert Colors

Precisely for these tasks our program, the pipette, available for Windows, macOS and Linux, is made for. Because the tool is portable, you can also use it without an installation.

With this application, it is possible to pick up colors from somewhere on your screen - for example from other applications or photos - and to transform them to many color models such as RGB, CMY, CMYK, HSV, TColor or XYZ. Moreover, it is possible to convert a color from one color model to the others or change the color in its nuances with many opportunities. The Pipette automatically saves the grabbed or otherwise generated colors in its color list, so that you can create a color portfolio and the colors can also be available to you the next time you start the program if needed.

On this website you also get an introduction to the necessary theory behind colors. For example, in the section Color Models, all color models used in the application are explained and in our little color lexicon you can find lots of other useful information on the subject. In addition, you can find some color charts on this page. Here you can find some color codes even without using the program. If you want to work with the colors from the color tables, we recommend to use the Pipette to pick up the respective color directly from the window of your browser.


Download the Pipette for free in the download area for Windows, Linux or macOS and learn in the first steps how you can benefit from this application. Additionally, we are collecting frequently asked question about the Pipette on the FAQ page for you. The Pipette is portable, you can use the program directly without an installation.


You want to first see what the Pipette looks like? On the screenshot page we have compiled some screenshots of the Pipette for you.