Pixolor - Live Color Picker

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About this app

Pixolor is a circle floating over your apps showing a zoomed view of the underlying pixels, including color information and coordinates of the central pixel.

One of Android Police's 20 Best Android Apps of 2015

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QUICK FAQ: if you want to copy the code to clipboard please use the Share button in the notification. Alternatively, tap just outside the circle overlay (bottom-left or top-right corner).

This app is mainly for designers to know technical pixel-level information. It is also useful for people with poor eyesight who want to effortlessly zoom in on parts of the screen (e.g. to read text more easily).

Requires Android Lollipop (5.0) or higher.

Note: For Xiaomi (MIUI) devices, please enable the overlay permission in the app's system settings.

Known issue: On some devices (e.g. K3 Note running Android 5.0), when the circle overlay is shown, the rest of the screen is auto-dimmed and this can cause the recognized colors to be darker than they actually are. There is no way to rectify this unfortunately.

Your iPhone friends will be jealous when they realise this technology is not possible on their devices :)


★ Know the color code (RGB) or coordinates (DIP) of any pixel on the screen
★ Know the size (DIPs) of any region of the screen - before you release the circle you will see the x/y distance dragged
★ Know the nearest Material Design Color to the focus color
★ Study pixel arrangement
★ Share screenshot or circular image to another app (e.g. send by email) - long press on thumbnail
★ Enlarge hard-to-read text. Very handy for those with not so perfect eyesight
★ Generate color palette from latest screenshot or latest circular zoomed section
★ Share a cropped area of the screen - focus overlay on one corner, then drag overlay to opposite corner. You will see thumbnail of the dragged region in the main screen. Long-press to share the image!

Other features:

★ Pinch-to-zoom
★ Fine panning using two fingers (thereafter, free to release a finger)
★ Tap outside circle (bottom-left or top-right) to copy color RGB to clipboard
★ Quick Settings Tile to toggle on/off
★ Hue Wheel color picker
★ Notification allowing you to: hide/show overlay; quit application; share latest color code with other apps

Please note: this app shows ads after an initial ad-free period. You have the option to disable ads by making a small one-time in-app payment. Thank you for your support.


★ Pixolor takes a single screenshot each time you place your finger on the circle. This is indicated by the brief appearance of the Chromecast status bar icon. When the Chromecast icon is not visible, you can be sure no app is reading the screen.
★ Captured screenshot data is never sent (in full or part) from your device or made available outside of the app. The only exception to this is when you explicitly share the image (long-press on thumbnail), in which case it will be shared in the way you request.

Here is a list of known unsupported devices (they are unable to capture screen contents properly):
* Any device running pre-Lollipop (5.0)
* Cm_Micromax Canvas A104 (HOL-U19) userdebug 5.1.1 LMY48W
* Huawei P8 (GRA-L09) (5.0)
* Samsung Galaxy S3 (m0) (5.1)
* Samsung Galaxy S2 (CM 12.1) (5.1.1)

Launcher Icon (v1.0.8 and later): Vukašin Anđelković
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Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

1.64T reviews
Hazel Baumgartner
19 May 2023
Way too many permissions. App runs in background at all times and can turn off power saving mode? Practically a virus. Edit because the developer is being rude: app requires WAY more than two permissions, including the two that I mentioned. I don't know why a color picker app should have access to my battery settings. I don't know if it's a bug yall need to fix or what but it's not on my phone anymore.
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27 May 2023
Some devices kill "background" apps. Even though Pixolor is an overlay, it is considered a "background" app because it runs when other apps are in the foreground. Pixolor launches your Battery settings screen so that you can tell your device not to kill Pixolor when it is running. This is only necessary on certain devices. Kind regards, Mark
azavier a
8 December 2021
I struggled to find a good color picker app for a while, and then I found this! The other rates seem fake, too positive? But really, this app is perfect! It has everything you could ever need in a color picker app, and all you have to do is allow it to show over other apps. It can scan any color, and you can even zoom in to get more precise about the color you want. It has very intuitive controls, and no app-breaking bugs, I would say its stable enough that it will never crash. 5+/5 stars
17 people found this review helpful
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8 December 2021
Thanks very much!
Jeremiah Walter
28 January 2022
#1 BEST color picker app available in the Google PlayStore. I absolutely love the easy convenience of being able to pick colors zoomed in to the individual pixel level of my screen. This has saved me hours of time determining colors to use in my digital creations. The best part is that there are no permissions required to function with flawless perfection. This app performs so well I bought the ad removal package and I don't even see any ads on my device as I run ad blocking VPN at all times.
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28 January 2022
Thanks so much for your kind words and support!

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