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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App


ColoredEye will identify the colors from your camera in real-time! Or you have option to identify colors within a saved photo.

Simply use your iPhone or iTouch to take a photo in good lighting, then pick an object or location within the photo for ColoredEye to classify, or use the live camera mode to find out colors instantly.

Each color database has its own set of names for a range of colors. You can pick from:
+ BASIC - 16 fundamental colors (purple, green, blue, etc)
+ CRAYOLA - 134 fun pigments (burnt sienna, piggy pink, turquoise, etc)
+ DETAILED - 134 descriptive colors (dim gray, dark slate gray, gray, etc)

Never wear mismatched socks again! Learning colors can be fun for kids, too! Now you can identify the perfect paint color, sweater, car, anything!

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Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Very Accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Check out my podcast on this app if you are interested. This is the best Color Identification app you will find on the market for identifying basic colors very well! Has some great features in aloowing me to choose from a Live Mode which is like a real time scan of color identifications. You can force the flash to be set on for better results. I really love the option to choose from 3 different type of color scan. Basic, Crayola, and Detailed. With the Basic Color turned On in the Settings with the Detailed Mode. It will do a decent job in finding the correct color. Not the best like what I have suggest if you search for the ColorVisor which has a lot more accuracy in really detailed colors. For the basic color mode this wins hands down.


3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by AnonyMouse 4 years 1 month ago



Submitted by Khafsa2015 on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hi Cant work out how to switch to the libe mode in settings. Any idea? Thanks :)

On the main screen you will find the Camera button. Double tap on this and it will bring up a list of options that you can use. The first option is the Live Mode. This scans for a color in real time using your real facing camera. The second option is the Camera Mode where you can take a picture to identify the color. Lastly, the third option is the Select an image from your Camera Roll. I've also made a podcast on this app which you might find useful for a nice walkthrough and usage for this particular app. I hope this helps you out and answered your question! :)

Submitted by MarkSARCH on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello: I am user of iPhone 4S and just this app is the best one for free. The people who thing about ColorVisor is better just you need to compair. ColorVisor $4.99 ColoredEye $0.00 I have the same result for free you don't need to spend any money.

Submitted by Khafsa2015 on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In reply to by AnonyMouse

Thanks, the instructions r a tad bit confusing :) And yes your response did help, so il look out for your podcast :)

I hope you have listened to both of my Color Identification Podcast on the two apps. As I have suggest that if you want a better and more precise color for detailed colors. ColorVisor wins hands down. It is faster and gets the results correct each time I've tried it with my method. I have to agree for being Free that ColoredEye does a awesome job in the Basic identification! However, in the Detailed it does a good job but not the best. Certain colors it will have a harder time in trying to figure out. It seems to waver quite a bit back and forth on detailed colors. So I have to disagree that both give you the same results everytime. However, you are right about one thing. That ColorVisor for being $4.99 and ColoredEye for FREE is a huge difference! It is a hard pill to swallow I admit to purchase the ColorVisor. It does offer a faster and more precise identification along with the RGB and CMYK values. Along with the ability to change the Color Table is also a nice perk. Thus, why I mentioned that ColorVisor is more of a professional grade app. There is no doubt that ColoredEye does a great job in the all around performance. I really do love this app. This is no doubt the best in the low cost Color Identification apps out there in the market.

yeah I listened your podcast about both ccolor identifier apps, it is very confuse on the way to how to use ColorVisor. I am agree with you about you said ColorVisor is fast to identifier the colors. how ever should you see the big diference bettween the cammaras you use iPhone 4 that is 5 MP vs iPhone 4S 8 MP. for me works better coloredEye. not only for the Price if not depend what kind of use going to..

Thanks for posting this app review. ColoredEye contains more features than the previous app that I had, which was iColorNamer4. It seems to be just as accurate, if not more so.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Now supports the IOS 6 and the iPhone 5. Made some changes to the interface.


What's New in Version 2.4.0

- New simplified tab based layout.
- Quicker access to live camera mode.
- Fixed bug where a small image may crash the app.
- Support for iOS 6.
- Support for iPhone 5 screen size.
- iOS 5 is now the minimum os version required.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Thursday, November 8, 2012

In reply to by AnonyMouse

They also made one other fundamental change which wasn't mentioned. It's not free anymore, now it costs $.99.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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What's New in Version 2.7.1

- iOS 8 Support.
- Added Help/FAQ and Support button to Settings view.
- User will now be notified if camera or photos access is disabled when attempting to use them.
- Added setting to announce when the camera is flipped in the live view.
- Added privacy setting button to setting view (iOS 8+).
- Fixed issues that would cause the app to crash when camera access is denied.
- Minor performance enhancements.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 2.7.5

- iOS 9 Support

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