FIND COLOURS IN PHOTOS for your main paint colours/values. Fantastic tool to use.

Rainy days and dark, cannot paint, instead - sorting/deleting pc bookmarks/favourties. 

Found this excellent link I kept, and thought may be of interest. This is a colour site, which breaks down the colours in a photograph, much like the latest of Richards workshops for different values of colours.Really superb tool to use.  Excellent for those wishing to pick out various colours in your photographs in minute as well as large scale.

http://colrd.com/ 

Note: if above link not working, try this one also http://colrd.com/create/image-dna/

How to use:

open above site

Use magnifying glass to select popular, latest etc
select picture, for example click on the dinghy photo showing on the home page
it opens in a new window
next click on the 'edit' wording on right
another picture will come up and you can see all the colours on the right hand side in the picture
now hover your mouse over the picture and a little box shows each area you are hovering over, so you can see all the values/colours in your image
You can enlarge picture by zooming in using one of the enlarge buttons on top right of image
then can drag picture up and down and around to zoom in on different areas but little colour boxes of areas may disappear
If this happens, then all you need to do is dble click with mouse it will then enable the little colour swatches again
Click on any area of colour you wish and box will show on image and also appear in the big circles above image so you can then see the colours/values you wish to see.

All you need to do is join, upload your image and can do the same to your image.

Note though... you may need to use FireFox or other browser, rather than Internet Explorer, as found the latter simply 'hung' when trying to do anything.

Do let me know what you think if you try it.

thanks.

 j

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Comment by Jen C r u d e n on January 13, 2014 at 13:30

thks joy. yes, that is one of the 'forks' off Firefox.  Others using say quite good also. From the company Comodo. who have a variety of tools for the web.  Thanks for posting.

Comment by Joy M W on January 13, 2014 at 9:17

to get firefox browser - --  http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

another option - I have both of these on my system.. I really dislike the IE slowness...

IceDragon: A faster, more secure version of Firefox

http://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-toolbars/icedragon-browser.php

Comment by Paul Nankivell on January 2, 2014 at 8:08

Thanks Jen, Yes, are using IE.  I will look at firefox.

Paul

Comment by Jen C r u d e n on December 31, 2013 at 13:39

Paul, Are you using IE?  May need to use FireFox for this and shld then work fine, as I found IE just 'hung' on the download.  Although Saghi had no problem. Have now tried to access their home page and seems something wrong as no info at all coming up.   Just try the following link as it will take you direct to the colour DNA area.  http://colrd.com/create/image-dna/     

May be of interest for you to also visit the Create tab at top.   I use this with Google as is an extension of that browser and use a lot when designing responsive websites (part-time tho, in addition to my art).

Let me know if still having a problem, but think it is the IE 'thing'. Good luck, as a good tool to use.

Comment by Paul Nankivell on December 22, 2013 at 8:10

Thanks Jen, Think the site may be helpful but I cant seem to access it properly. I have tried to follow your steps through but it reaches a point where it says downloading, that goes on forever ......  Have joined, but cant upload an image.  Paul

Comment by Jen C r u d e n on December 10, 2013 at 15:31

Saghi, thanks for commenting.  Wish you well with this.  Would like to hear how you get on with it, as looks really helpful.  Good luck.

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