The picker is the tool you use to pick colors. When you pick a color, it adds the color to the Color History and also to your clipboard, so you can quickly paste anywhere you want.

Color Picker activated.

You can access the picker in different ways:

  • Selecting the icon on the Menu Bar
  • Selecting the icon on the Menu Toolbar
  • Using the P shortcut

The picker’s dimension can be customized to serve your needs best.

  • Change picker’s diameter + / -
  • Change picker’s grid size Option + / Option -
  • 2 finger swipe up/down (trackpad or magic mouse)
  • Option Key 2 finger swipe up/down (trackpad or magic mouse)

You can move the picker freely with your mouse or trackpad. Alternatively, if you need to be more precise, use your keyboard arrows to move pixel by pixel, or at a 10-pixel interval by pressing shift when using your keyboard arrows.

You can pick multiple colors sequentially. To do that, press and hold Shift Key on your keyboard. When you are done picking, release the Shift Key.

Picking multiple Colors.

You can Also create a new palette with the colors you are picking, by holding the Ctrl key.

You can pick a color and send directly to the software you are currently working. To do that, hold cmd when picking a color.

Picking and sending a Color directly to a software.

It currently works with:

  • Atom
  • Chrome
  • Coda
  • Espresso
  • Firefox
  • Framer
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Safari
  • Sip
  • Slack
  • Sketch
  • SublimeText
  • TextEdit
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Xcode

For software like Sketch or Photoshop , you can use Cmd + Click to send to fill color and Shift + Command + click to send to border color.

Tip: you can also send a color from this list of software to Sip, with a simple shortcut:

  • Get Fill Color
  • Get Border Color