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Software Author(s):

  • Peter Boey


colormania graphics color picker eyedropper magnifier freeware embedded


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12.1 | Updated: 11 Feb 2021



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Software Author(s):

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ColorMania 12.1

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To install ColorMania, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ColorMania, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ColorMania, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade colormania -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade colormania -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure colormania installed
    name: colormania
    state: present
    version: 12.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'colormania' do
  action    :install
  version  '12.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: colormania,
    Version: 12.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller colormania
   Name     = 'colormania'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '12.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'colormania':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '12.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install colormania version="12.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 26 Feb 2021.


Colormania is an advanced color picker utility, especially created for web-designers, graphic artists and application developers.

It supports various color models and is able to pick colors from anywhere on your screen. Accuracy on pixel level is even made easier with the built-in screen magnifier.

ColorMania Sample

It's the perfect solution for previewing, identifying, testing and organizing color values. It can be a very difficult job to get your colors right for a unique or appealing design. ColorMania is designed specifically for this task and gives you full control over your color management.

With the color grabber you can pick any color on your screen and the screen magnifier makes this even easier for you. The RGB and HSL sliders allow you to manipulate these colors in detail and you can store the colors you want in your own custom color schemes or palettes.

ColorMania supports more color formats than any other color picker and can therefore be used in combination with a large number of other graphical programs (Photoshop, Gimp, Illustrator,..) and in different areas (web design, printing,...).

The following formats are supported :

  • HTML Color Codes (Hex / CSS) : the most common color code in used in webdesign
  • Delphi Hex : used with Borland's Delphi language
  • VB Hex : used with Microsoft's Visual Basic
  • C++ Hex : used with C++
  • RGB Values : Red/Green/Blue used in many paint programs
  • RGB% Values : Red/Green/Blue used in some DTP as well as paint programs
  • HSV Values : Hue/Saturation/Value-Brightness used in graphics programs
  • CMY : Cyan/Magenta/Yellow also used in paint programs
  • CMYK : Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/BlacK used in DTP, paint programs
  • HLS : Hue/Lightness/Saturation
  • Photoshop : Used in Adobe Photoshop color picker
  • Powerbuilder : Used in Powerbuilder development environment (Sybase)
  • Android Transparent Format
  • CSS RGBA Format

if (Get-Process $env:ChocolateyPackageName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
   Stop-Process -Name $env:ChocolateyPackageName -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$fileLocation = (Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -filter '*.exe' |
                        Sort-Object lastwritetime | Select-Object -Last 1).FullName

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   fileType       = 'EXE' 
   file           = "$fileLocation"
   softwareName   = "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*"
   validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item $fileLocation -ea 0 -force
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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ColorMania 6.3 1874 Saturday, April 1, 2017 Approved
ColorMania 6.2 350 Sunday, February 26, 2017 Approved
ColorMania 6.1 315 Friday, February 24, 2017 Approved
ColorMania 6.0 370 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Approved
ColorMania 5.1 462 Saturday, July 25, 2015 Approved

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