Anyone who’s ever worked with Photoshop will be familiar with the eyedropper tool that allows you to sample any color in an image on your screen. Once you sample the color, you can easy to use that color and other artwork or touchups. If you’ve ever seen a color the real world that you wanted to use for some digital art or other job, the Nix Color Sensor is the device for you.
The color sensor interfaces with an application that runs on the iPhone or Android smartphones as well as the PC or Mac computer. You take the sensor itself and hold it against the color you want to sample and the color is transferred to the application.
Once the color is transferred you can match the color to paints in the real world and get directions to the closest store to purchase the paint color. The product is currently on Kickstarter seeking the money to move into finished form. The developers say that the product works on the PC and the graphic assets for the IOS and Android applications are ready. The money raised will be used to take the technologically in the PC application and make it work on the smartphone platforms. The project has raised several thousand dollars over its goal. A pledge C$69 more will get you one of the sensors when it ships in February 2014.
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