A new version of the Antetype Color Picker has been released that fixes a crash…
UPDATE: New Version available (1.4.1) with up / down arrow and scroll support.
Yes – we are still alive – and working hard on getting ANTETYPE in shape for the private beta that is scheduled to start in August! In the meantime, however, we decided to release a little part of ANTETYPE into the wild: We present you the ANTETYPE Color Picker.
Since choosing and working with colors is an important part of working with ANTETYPE, we decided that the standard Mac OS X color pickers are not sufficient for us. Fortunately Apple provides the possibility to extend the system with custom color pickers and that’s exactly what we have done.
When working with colors in a creative way, the HSB color system is often a much better choice than RGB, since it is modeled after human perception of color rather than technical representation. However, in implementation, RGB or Hex values are usually needed and while switching between different color pickers works it is quite a hassle. So we created a color picker that shows and allows editing of those color systems and representations within one view. Combined with a well-proven visual way of picking a color bast on HSB our color picker brings much-needed ease-of-use to the Apple system color picker.
The color picker is released as Freeware. Currently in beta state it already runs pretty stable and has been in internal use at ERGOSIGN for a while. Feel free to use the comment section on this blog to provide feedback.
To install, please copy the AntetypeColorPicker.colorPicker file to the ColorPickers folder within your Library folder.
For now, the ColorPicker is only available for Intel processors and requires Mac OS 10.5+.
Update: Bugfix release 1.0.1 Beta