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RGBLab 2005

The smart and easy colour manager for developers,
designers, and other artistic people.

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RGBLab 2005 release date: September 8, 2004. Download size: 1.5 MB.

You can use RGBLab for free and distribute it freely! It will make the IT business look better!

RGBLab runs on Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. You can also run RGBLab on Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003.

Windows XP or Windows 2000 is recommended.

RGBLab is simple to install and uninstall, and leaves no trace whatsoever, should you choose to uninstall it.

If you want to install RGBLab on Windows XP or Windows 2000 you must log in with administrator privileges. This is not a problem for home users, since they normally have administrator privileges, but if your computer belongs to a local network in your workplace you may have to ask the system administrator for assistance.

RGBLab is developed and tested with the utmost care. However, RGBLab is freeware and provided as is, without warranties of any kind. The copyright holder is not responsible for any direct or indirect consequence of using this software.

For the time being, RGBLab is only available in English.

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The main window of RGBLab looks like this:

RGBLab main window

RGBLab is a unique product and satisfies a simple and basic need. Not only will this freeware program let you pick and mix RGB colours, but it will also let you save RGB colour palettes as text files. As a web designer or developer, you will often find yourself looking for specific RGB colour codes, so you need an easy way to store them. The palettes in the photo editors are not practical for people who just need a simple way to keep track of RGB colour codes. There are some good colour pickers around, but most of them will only let you identify one RGB colour code at a time by pointing at a colour on the screen. A few of these programs will also let you save certain colour settings in some binary file format.

In RGBLab, you can save all the RGB colour codes for six different colours in twelve different formats, including a custom format composed by yourself, and you can save all this information in the form of a single text file. Such a text file can later be opened in RGBLab as well as in any text editor. You will have all the different colour codes for HTML, Visual Basic, Access, C++, Delphi, .NET, and Java in one place. NEVER LOOK FOR THAT RGB COLOUR CODE AGAIN!


Setting the colours

First you select one of the six colour marks at the top of the main window.

Then you set the colour of the selected colour mark.

There are several ways to set the colour of a colour mark. One way is to type the RGB values, decimal or hexadecimal, and click on the Set button. Another way is to use the scroll bars to the right in the main window. Yet another way is to click on the colour bar below the colour marks. You can also drag and drop from the selected colour mark to any pixel on the screen, the way you do with many other colour pickers, if you check Colour Pick Mode on the Edit menu.

The fastest way to set the colour of the selected colour mark is to click on a colour in the Websafe palette, Failsafe palette, or JavaScript palette.

To open the Websafe palette, click on the Websafe Palette button in the main window.

Websafe palette

To open the Failsafe palette, click on the Failsafe Palette button in the main window.

Failsafe palette

To open the JavaScript palette, click on the JavaScript Palette button in the main window.

JavaScript palette

Point at one of the colours in one of the palettes, and you will see information about that colour.

Click on Copy From Colour Mark and Paste From Colour Mark on the Edit menu if you want to copy and paste a colour from one colour mark to another.


Naming the colours

Once you have set the colour of a colour mark, you can, if you wish, write a colour name above it. Replace the default text with a colour name of your own choice.

If there are JavaScript colours in your palette, RGBLab can name them automatically for you. Click on Find JavaScript Names on the Edit menu.


Saving the colours in the form of a text file

When your work is done, you can save the six colours and their names in a text file. Click on Save Palette As... on the File menu.


Opening saved files

You can open a saved file in RGBLab to view the six colours and their RGB colour codes, or in Notepad, if you only want to view the RGB colour codes. Click on Open Palette In RGBLab... or Open Palette In Notepad... on the File menu.


Opening new files

If you want to start all over again, click on New Palette on the File menu.


Autocopy the RGB colour codes in 12 different formats!

If you just need a couple of RGB colour codes fast, you should know that the RGB colour code of the selected colour in RGBLab is automatically available on the clipboard in Windows, so you can paste the RGB colour code immediately in any document or development tool.

Make sure the right format is selected in the list box in the main window...

Many different formats

...and paste the RGB colour code in your favorite development tool:

VB screen shot

FrontPage screen shot

Click on Custom Format... on the Tools menu if you want to compose your own custom format!

Happy colour mixing!



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