Tip Tuesday - Image Picker

The image picker in our color editor (Toucan) allows you to sample colors directly from an image. This tool is super handy when you are trying to match colors from a website, sample colors from a photo, or just find out what color is in your favorite image.

To start, import an image into Toucan by clicking on the import image button ; this will open the standard Aviary importer. Once your image is in Toucan, it will be displayed in the image picker area. Hovering over the image will display the color of the pixel under the cursor, in the box next to the image. Clicking on the image will push that color to the palette above. Finally, if you want to simplify the colors in the image you can use the Pixel Width control to average the colors into larger pixels. The image picker tools in Toucan make it easy to match colors across different creations and projects, and all the colors you sample can be made into reusable color palettes. Very cool!

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