I want to build a function which will work like this website: http://imagecolorpicker.com/

I'll upload the picture and get the hex or RGB color code of the color on the image, how is it possible?

For example I have this image I know, it's hex code is #FF5733, how can I make Mathmatica define color for me?

  • $\begingroup$ If Mathmatica doesn't work with Hex colors, can I do same stuff with RGB colors? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 20:35
  • $\begingroup$ What that site does correspond to PixelValue[image, pos] in wolfram $\endgroup$
    – Coolwater
    Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 20:57
  • $\begingroup$ Note that if you load an image into Mathematica and then right-click on it, you'll see "Get Pixel Color" among the options. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 19:12

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Import image:

img = Import["https://i.sstatic.net/dApi1.png"]

Assuming all pixels are the same, grab the RGB data from the first one:

id = ImageData[img][[1, 1]]*255


 StringPadLeft[IntegerString[Round[id], 16], 2, "0"]]


Wrap it in a function (this time finding "commonest" pixel)...

gethex[img_?ImageQ] := 
 Module[{id = Round[Commonest[Join @@ ImageData[img]][[1]]*255]},
  StringJoin["#", StringPadLeft[IntegerString[Round[id], 16], 2, "0"]]
  • $\begingroup$ Another RGB -> hex converter can be found here. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 10:30
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. And a much more elegant and unrushed version as well... $\endgroup$
    – kale
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ Can I get RGB data automatically from the image by using Mathmatica? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ @ArtemAnisimov, that's what the second step (id) does above. $\endgroup$
    – kale
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 15:31

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