Chris Castiglione Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

How to use Apple’s Digital Color Meter

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The Digital Color Meter is a built-in color dropper tool on your Mac. It’s super handy for both web designers and web developers. Here’s a step by step guide on how to get started using Apple’s Digital Color Meter.

How to use Apple’s Digital Color Meter

1. How to find the Digital Color Meter on your Mac

Just go to: APPLICATIONS->UTILITIES->DIGITAL COLOR METER

How to use Apple’s Digital Color Meter

2. How to display Hexadecimal numbers on the Digital Color Meter

DISPLAY VALUE -> “as Hexadecimal”

How to use Apple’s Digital Color Meter

3. How to read the Digital Color Meter?

Simple. Just HOVER with your mouse over the image to find the hexadecimal code.

How to use Apple’s Digital Color Meter

And that’s all you need! Read the last two digits of each line, and add them together. So in this case #DC5629.

 

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Chris Castiglione Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

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