You probably know the Corel Painter color wheel. I'm sure you'll agree it's awesome, but why isn't there any good color wheel for Photoshop, or even Flash? We have been asking the same question for a long time...
...so we decided to create the best color-picking experience you've ever known.
After several months of coding and testing we have prepared an update which brings a lot of improvements and bugfixes. And even more ideas for the future updates.
Standard RGB and traditional RYB wheel for artists that works better with color schemes.
We have prepared second representation of HSV color space. from now you can choose triangle or square shape.
We have prepared 6 color schemes for you. You will understand the color wheel elements and how to use them.
Coolorus has two modes: full spectrum and simple. The simple mode is created from 12 basic colors.
At this stage Coolorus is faster than any other color picker available for Photoshop and Flash as an extension.
Depending on the software type, you can work with Background or Stroke Color. Added ability to compare 2 colors: new and old.
Thanks to community feedback we have prepared swatch module.
With the arrival of CS6 Coolorus gained the ability to change color theme.
A lot of users asked for that feature, After some UI improvments, Coolorus is now more flexible.
We have added some shortcuts: copy hex color, undo/redo color change and more...
We are hard working to port Coolorus native to OSX. So would be available in Pixelmator, Sketchbook...
Each license key can be used to activate Coolorus on up to two CS installations. You may download for free any updates that will be released as 1.X version.
We've spend many hours designing, coding and testing not only Coolorus, but also a website, server-side logic etc. It was necessary to provide a high quality product that actually works on most of soft and hardware configurations. That's why we charge for it, and we strongly belive that Coolorus is worth paying less than 10 bucks.
We plan to support Photoshop CS3 in the future. In fact, current Flash version should work in Flash CS3 (check zip bundle for instructions in readme.txt file), but think of it as an undocumented feature ;)
If Adobe Extension Manager does not allow you to install CS5 version of Coolorus on OSX Lion ('valid signature' error), installing this patch should help.
Each license key can be used to activate Coolorus on up to two CS installations. To activate it on another machine you have to deactivate it on the previous one. If that's impossible use 'Retrieve/Deactivate' option from the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.
Make sure you have an internet connection, and have this option: 'Edit -> Preferences -> Plugins -> Allow Extensions to Connect to the Internet' checked.
Use 'Retrieve/Deactivate' option from the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.
If you do find a bug, annoying behavior or you simply have an idea on how to improve Coolorus, please don't wait... just e-mail us. We will appreciate any form of support and feedback.