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What's New


This update squashed some bugs and made a couple of minor improvements! We also added two new localizations.

  • Added the ability to rename palettes directly from the main tab, and the contrast tab.
  • Added a button to the palette generator to open an image manually.
  • Added localizations for Spanish and Russian.
  • Fixed a bug where PDF export would not work.
  • Fixed a bug where the url scheme wouldn't work when the app is not open.
  • Tweaked the wording of some of the app's text.
  • ColorSlurp is now an alternative app for opening image files instead of the default one.
  • Fixed a bug where the magnifier permission dialog would not open the correct pane in system preferences.
  • Made minor improvements to accessibility.


This update adds a brand new palette generator, new export formats and options, and lots of quality of life improvements!

  • Drag a photo anywhere into ColorSlurp's window to automatically generate a palette, or click the image icon in the palettes tab.
  • New export formats: XML resource, and compose colors
  • Added settings to the plain text and JSON export formats.
  • Added a share button to the export page
  • When using the magnifier, the shortcuts ⌘C, ⌘1, ⌘2, and ⌘3 will copy the active color to your preferred formats.
  • When a color is selected in the palette editor, your can use the shortcuts ⌘C, ⌘1, ⌘2, and ⌘3 to copy it to your preferred color format.
  • Renamed the CSS Hex color format to Hex, since it’s not directly tied to CSS
  • The palettes editor now restores to the last selected palette when ColorSlurp is re-opened
  • Added the ability to view palettes as a list in the picker and contrast tab. Just click on the palette name dropdown, and select “View as List”
  • ColorSlurp can now be controlled using the x-callback-url scheme, so other apps can interact with ColorSlurp.
  • Added an export button to the palette editor
  • Import is now a free feature
  • You can now copy a colors name by right clicking on a palettes color
  • Removed the width limit on the picker window
  • Made ColorSlurp Ventura ready
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements


This update focuses on improving the magnifier, and squashing some pesky bugs! We also renamed collections to palettes to be more consistent with standard color terminology, and added the ability to import and export to .ase files (Adobe swatch exchange.)

  • Pick multiple colors at once with the magnifier! Hold control when picking a color to create a palette.
  • Added a tutorial when using the magnifier that explains how to pick multiple colors, and use precision mode.
  • Added an option to change the shape of the magnifier to a circle or rounded corners.
  • Added more magnifier zoom and size levels.
  • Added the ability to pinch and zoom on the track-pad to change the zoom level of the magnifier.
  • Added a link to ColorSlurp's preferences to download ColorSlurp for iOS.
  • The default selected color for new users is now blue instead of white.
  • The ColorSlurp window can now be shown in full-screen mode always.
  • The magnifier behavior should now be more consistent.
  • Import and export collections to .ase swatch files.
  • Added a help popup to the tab bar of ColorSlurp that has a link to the docs.
  • Fixed a bug where you could not use the magnifier in full-screen mode.
  • Fixed a couple of spelling mistakes.
  • Fixed a bug where the magnifier image would jump back and forth on certain monitor configurations.

Happy slurping!


  • Undo and redo editing collections and their colors. Never accidentally delete a color again!
  • Better Collection Editing. The new collections design lets you select multiple colors, and shows colors next to each other to help see color differences.
  • New aesthetic color slider design.
  • Added HSL sliders for editing colors.
  • Added a duplicate option when right-clicking on colors.
  • Changed the behavior of the swatches panel to stay open until closed and show the selected color.
  • Now you can choose whether or not you want colors to be copied to the clipboard when picking them with the magnifier in ColorSlurp's preferences.
  • You can now choose to show the color values next to the sliders as decimal or integers.
  • Added a new export format to create an iPhone wallpaper.
  • The menu bar recent colors now display and copy to your default color format, instead of always CSS Hex.
  • You can now import multiple collections at the same time.
  • Added a button to show the collections and contrast tab to the menu bar.
  • Fixed a bug where right-click didn't copy when using the magnifier in the contrast tab.
  • Fixed the click area of the contrast checker magnifier buttons to be larger.


  • Export collections to PDF
  • Export and import collections to .clr (Apple color list) files
  • Export collections to png images
  • Added the ability to create a new collection from the main picker tab dropdown
  • Fixed a bug where unlocking pro would not immediately update the UI


  • Added individual hex color template variables: hex.r, hex.g, hex.b, and hex.a
  • Fixed a bug where the color editor popover would show white instead of the actual color


  • Fixed a bug where having the system setting "Increase contrast" would break the UI
  • Added a global shortcut to show the editor, contrast checker, or collection tab
  • The RGB fields now show 255 values
  • You can right-click on the menubar icon again to show the magnifier
  • Pressing escape when naming a collection now discards the edited name instead of saving it
  • Fixed inconsistent button colors
  • Fix bug where clicking save wouldn't save the color name if the input is still focused
  • You can now drag recent colors out of the app when you own pro
  • Fix bug where the copy notification wouldn't appear if only the dock icon is shown
  • Double-clicking the color contrast foreground and background well will now copy it to your default color format.


Introducing ColorSlurp 3! Our biggest update yet, with amazing new features!

  • Sync your collections between all your Macs with iCloud!
  • Name colors and drag them between collections with the new collection editor page. Organizing your colors has never been easier!
  • Instantly check the accessibility contrast between two colors with the new contrast checker!
  • Added a color harmonies tab to the swatches picker. View shades, tints, triadic, tetradic, analogous, split complement, matched - no opacity, and complementary.
  • Export collections to different languages—CSS, Sass, Swift, HTML, JSON, and more!
  • Create custom color formats in ColorSlurp's preferences that can be used just like any other format.
  • New menu bar menu. Access recent colors, show the magnifier, ColorSlurp, or preferences.
  • You can now long mouse press in the magnifier for precision mode
  • New app icon that matches the new Big Sur icons
  • New UI design and icons


  • Moved the "stay on top" option to the menu bar and added a preference for it.
  • Added the magnifier size and zoom setting to the preferences
  • Added the ability to show HSL in the magnifier
  • Dark mode is now free!
  • Changed the dark mode toggle to automatic/dark/light
  • The "displayed value in magnifier", and "color profile" settings are now free!
  • Removed NSColor formats: Calibrated RGB, calibrated HSB, sRGB. Don't worry, if you still want to use those formats you can create a custom format! If you happen to have chosen them as your preferred format, a custom format will be created automatically to replace it.
  • For simplicity, the touch bar now only shows recent colors


  • ColorSlurp runs fantastic on Big Sur and Apple Silicon!
  • Fixed a small lag when picking or copying colors
  • Fixed the ColorSlurp item in the window menu
  • Fixed a crash on Big Sur
  • Many other small fixes, tweaks, and improvements

We also have created new documentation on how to use ColorSlurp at

Happy slurping!


  • Colors are now automatically copied to the clipboard when selecting them in the touch bar.
  • When using the magnifier, ColorSlurp now asks for you to enable screen recording on Catalina when it's not enabled.


  • Added two new color formats! HEXA (hex with alpha) and the new SwiftUI Color format.
  • You can now choose to display HSB values in the magnifier.
  • Fixed a bug where pasting a color into Xcode 11 converts it into a color literal.
  • Catalina bug fixes.


  • Bug Fixes


  • Added CMYK sliders.
  • The height of ColorSlurp’s window can now be changed.
  • You can now change the collection color size in the preferences.
  • Bug fixes.


Welcome to ColorSlurp 2.0!

  • Collections! - Organize your colors into collections!
  • Swatches! - Quickly grab a predefined color from the swatches.
  • New improved magnifier with animations.
  • New App Icon
  • You can now show ColorSlurp’s icon in the dock, menubar, or both.
  • Dark Theme. Now 25% more dark!
  • Moved the recent colors from the bottom of the picker to the swatches.
  • Many other small changes and improvements.


  • New hue color selection box!
  • Magnifier precision mode now has an icon then holding shift.
  • Added animations to the saved colors when selecting them.
  • Small UI tweaks



  • Precision Magnifier Selection! Hold shift when picking a color for ultra-accurate selection!
  • Added “Clear” and “Clear All” context menu options to the saved colors.


  • The recent colors are now smaller and can be collapsed by clicking on the recent colors text (pro only).
  • The picker options and color copy menus now match the theme.
  • Holding option when picking a color will add it to ColorSlurp but not copy it to the clipboard.
  • When set to automatically open at login, ColorSlurp will launch with the window hidden.
  • Easter Egg Added :}
  • Many small UI improvements and bug fixes to make ColorSlurp even better!


  • New global shortcut that copies to the last copied color and format: Shift + Command + C
  • Double-clicking on a saved/recent color will copy it to the main format.
  • Default shortcuts. All editable shortcuts will now have a default shortcut if not already changed.
  • The magnifier outline now matches the theme of the app.

Minor improvements and bug fixes


  • Copy notification. Shows a notification below the menu item with the copied color and format.
  • Copy notification sound. Plays a sound when copying a color. You can change the sound or turn it off.
  • Right click on the menu item to show the magnifier.
  • You can now adjust the magnifier’s size and zoom with the scroll wheel. Scroll to change the size. Hold option while scrolling to change the zoom.
  • Support for multiple displays.


First Release!