Color Picker Alternative For Ubuntu Gnome – ColorPicker For Linux


What Is Color Picker?

A software or program to create a desired color scheme? Well, not really. Color picker is a small wonderful piece of software which allows you to ‘pick’ a color anywhere on your screen. Yes! I mean just about anywhere on your monitor! You wanted to know the exact color of your toolbar? This is made possible with the magical color picker, which has been conceived by

Color Picker For KDE Linux Only?

Color picker, ideally, is for Windows-based operating systems. But the open-source community is so great that there exists a Color Picker for Linux systems too. But here there’s a catch. The Nix color picker is only for linux based on KDE desktop. For example, on Mandriva linux you just have to right-click on your toolbar and select color picker from the available executable programs ‘Add-able‘ on your panel or toolbar.

Gpick – An Advanced Color Picker For Gnome Desktop – Ubuntu!

In the open-source world, everything is possible and magical. There’s now an advanced color picker, named as Gpick, for Linux systems based on Gnome Desktop, for example, Ubuntu Linux!

How To Install Gpick On Ubuntu?

It’s as simple as downloading the .deb package of Gpick at
Once downloaded, you just have to double-click on it, provide your user password to proceed to the installation setup and voila!

How To Use Gpick On Ubuntu?

Once installed, gpick will most probably be placed in your Applications>Accessories>gpick.
1) Launch the program
2) Select any color area on your screen that you want to know the value of
3) Let your mouse pointer remain still on that point or area
4) Now click on your Space Bar – The color value has been snapped and saved!
5) Right click on the color you find on the polygonal shape and click on Copy to clipboard. You will find your color values there. Enjoy!

gpick usage

Who Uses Color Picker Or Gpick?

Color Picker or gpick are mostly precious to people indulged in web design and graphics, where the need to know the exact Hex color and name of a particular color area is vital.


  1. Looks small software but doing great work for us, quite impressive tool beginner designer too.

  2. Its been a long time since you have blog, so what’s up now

  3. Hi Dexter, thanks for dropping by my friend.
    Yeah, I have not been blogging as I used to do. Many events happened in my life recently + work load.. so I’m finding it a bit hard to get inspired and to drive enough energy to bring a good article.

    I have nothing in mind at the moment, I will need to rethink about my online goals.

    Thanks for caring, have a nice time my friend!

  4. You have alot on your plate.

  5. since i stop using windows and come to Linux world i search for this wonderful program

  6. Previously the color picker went from black in the lower left hand corner to white in the upper left hand corner with the color inbetween and you change what color is inbetween on the bar on the side.

  7. Ahh its definitely been way too long since your last post Wakish, I saw your previous comment about it, but hopefully you can still come back some day!

  8. Thank for you nice post! My school is going to teach Linux for student! Learn much form you! Thank Wakish!

  9. thnx for the info, i am thinking of stop using windows and start using ubuntu linux

  10. I don’t know where is the need of using a software color picker. there are some alternatives , like or which quits your from installing any program

  11. Hi Mark,

    for your information, the software color-picker does not need to be installed. It is a just ‘click-and-use’ software.

    Unlike with the online tool you provided, color picker allow you to know the exact color code of any places on your monitor screen, which is all that it is about the great reason to use color-picker, priceless free software.

  12. There is also a color picker for GNOME gcolor2, that works on both GNU / Linux and FreeBSD. here is a small post on that –

    Didn’t know about gpick existence. Thanks for sharing.



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