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Colora

#1 Post by smaragdus » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:03 pm

Preamble
When I came upon a useful program which is not portable I usually contact the developer suggesting to consider adding an option for running the program in portable mode. Developers often respond positively and release either portable version or implement an option to start the program in portable mode. In such cases I feel obliged to respond to their kindness by reviewing their programs here. Not so long ago I came across a new colour picker- Colora, which was not portable saving settings in AppData. I requested portable mode, the developer took my suggestion seriously and yesterday (2018-04-06) he released portable version which is really portable, saving settings in program folder.

Synopsis
Colora is a small but powerful color converter and screen color picker for Windows.
Features
  • precisely pick colors from screen using the included screen picker with zoom (Options -> Pick from Screen)
  • convert any color between RGB <-> HEX <-> HSB <-> HSL and to CMYK
  • create custom color palettes and save them for later usage (View -> Palette Editor)
  • export color palettes to GIMP (View -> Palette Editor -> File -> Save Palette)
  • automatic history of last ten colors picked from screen
  • pin to top and minimal size mode for handier usage (View -> Minimal Size and View -> Pin Topmost)
Links
Project - SourceForge
Project - GitHub
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Forum
Issues
Publisher
Publisher
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Softpedia

Downloads
Direct download links for Colora version 0.1.0.18076: Images

Colora - program window:

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Colora - options:

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Colora - view:

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Colora - palette editor:

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Colora - about:

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Portability
The developer released a portable version of Colora which saves settings in portable.config file in program folder.

Instructions
  • Download the portable archive (Colora-Portable.zip);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (Colora.exe);
Requirements
Colora requires requires .NET Framework version 4.6 or higher, it should run on Windows Vista or higher;

License
Colora is released under BSD 3-Clause License.

Note
I would like to thank the developer for releasing a portable version of Colora.
If you have suggestions or feature requests you may contact the developer via Issues page on GitHub.
Colour palettes can be saved either in Colora own palette file (COL) or in GIMP palette file (GPL).

Details
File details for Colora version 0.1.0.18076:

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Installer
Name: ColoraSetup.msi
File Size: 1199104 Byte(s) (1.14 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-03-18 02:00
MD5: 9168d3d0d28ce1d6bb2ca9dec3d1a76e
SHA1: f8449ad8ce6f3fb7fc296bc565af7cdd86484423
SHA256: 1abfc7a906b597ba7d4d8961c7e84bb565e01144df7d3ba9523ce170deef7376
SHA512: 791eff93f52d35afcb03bb8f75c96507c6a46a51619910ae5be19f0ea28c77c94597db11fb0455ab256fe9aca19a1371f4e66bb4593eb841c7cacbcc608321b1

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Archive
Name: Colora.zip
File Size: 111236 Byte(s) (108.63 KB)
Modified Date: 2018-03-18 02:00
MD5: 39dbf6934cfbac2a2200fcb6d9e6ad7f
SHA1: a3e80f9b9ba74918007efc4b2a4fd27da2d77470
SHA256: df30b1371a73c220c606dcddef0faf777a6b416c7f9ef9ef68bc4e10841ba3cb
SHA512: 6f598d186304fcfada57e036008c433553009ca3bd294efcf7bff90d6c1baee6300b90db5e1a066afccc256e1ee11441f660d9368b43f9a033d30a7fd603c36f

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Portable Archive
Name: Colora-Portable.zip
File Size: 93603 Byte(s) (91.41 KB)
Modified Date: 2018-04-06 12:09
MD5: 069fa9112fc100d13e092b74aa188d66
SHA1: da4082eecb6d4e9b4988ee4c1e797594fd1147ac
SHA256: 56c989f7cf1a740b8ad90094bd8796107161cc8fc68fcf73c4fad14afce6211c
SHA512: 7046a643553d8fca10640aa12b98b4f8c4de9f9fcd283cdd52ef856d3e15c785a97c969339a6ee6ca40aa203ea4e6493433bd8849da7eac9f4f8a2c55e52a8b3

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Re: Colora 0.1.1.18189

#2 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:29 pm

Colora at version 0.1.1 (0.1.1.18189), changes:
v.0.1.1 (2018-07)
  • Fixed: High-DPI support (#2).
  • Fixed: Bug with 'Pin on Top'.
  • Fixed: Little UI issues.
Direct download links for Colora version 0.1.1 (0.1.1.18189):

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Re: Colora

#3 Post by webfork » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Interesting program but I'm a little confused by the add to palette and add to latest buttons: they only ever add the blue color that happens when you hover over those buttons.

I also can't seem to move colors from "latest' into the palette.

I'll try to post something to GH/SF about this.
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