Question about color identifier and scanning apps

iOS and iPadOS
What Color Identifier App and what Scan and Read App works the best with the iPhone? I have an iPhone 5.



Submitted by MarkSARCH on Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hi Carla Personally I have allot of apps on my iPhone however I couldn't say whitch is better that other one, you need combination of to get best resolult Try free apps first of all there are few good of on the link below: Scanner apps Try SayText first it's free Then second option TextDetective $1.99 Or lastly Prizmo $9.99 and I think it is now on dropp off price at $4.99

Submitted by Jan on Saturday, February 2, 2013

You may try my color identification app ColorVisor. It allows you to do a life scan with the device cameras and color detection in images. Additionally, you are able to explore the RGB and HSB color spaces if you are interested in. There has been a Podcast and an app review about the ColorVisor here on AppleVis: The App Store Link is: I would be glad to give you any support if necessary . Greetings

Submitted by Mister Kayne on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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.



Submitted by Orko on Saturday, November 1, 2014

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.