Question about color identifier and scanning apps
Greetings, Just wondering if I could only get basic colors from this app. Like Dark Blue; Blue; Light Blue. White; Black; Grey. Brown; Yellow; Green Orange light or dark if they are.
you can enable basic color names by going into Settings in the Color Scanner view. There is a section called color palette, where you can switch between extended and basic color names. There is also a classic reference palette, which, however, I do not recommend to use.
For scanning and reading text I use KNFB Reader, sure it's expensive at $100, but I have tried a number of other similar apps, and it's the only one that ever gave me usable results.
I don't use any color identifying apps because, using a camera, the color it sees will be dependant on the ambient lighting. For example, unless the color balance is correctly detected or set for the currint lighting conditions, white might appears as a shade of yellow or orange under incandescent lighting or it might appear as a shade of green or blue under flourescent lighting.
For that reason, I use a dedicated color identifier that you place directly on what you are trying to get the color of, that way, the ambient lighting will have no effect on the color detected.
Congrats on a cogent, succinct explanation of the problems using a color identifier app. And thank you.
Perhaps what one is dealing with here is that most people (blind, visually impaired or sighted) truly do not understand the physics of color perception.