Chroma by Fred Spencer (iPad)
Released: May 11, 2010
Version: 1.2.0
Size: N/A
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Fred Spencer
Chroma's First Sale, Ever!
--- NEARLY 90% OFF ---

Due to popular demand, we are extending
this sale. Limited time, only!

10% of every sale will be donated to the
American Red Cross.

With your support, we've currently raised
$325.00. Thank you! :-)

For the color lover in us all, welcome to Chroma: The Premier Color App for iPad®.

This tool has been designed from the ground up to make the experience of working with color fun and incredibly intuitive. Everyone from beginners to designers (web, print), decorators (interior, exterior, fashion) and painters will find themselves right at home, rapidly building 5 color swatch sets and schemes.

Use ChromaTools™ to change the way you view and create. Sample from images/photos and type on color. Lay physical objects and painter swatch sets on the Color View to find a close, screen-based match. Toggle fullscreen mode to hide the interface and view at a larger size. Compare to walls, clothing and other physical objects. Save to your persistent color library. Preview, sort, load and share!


"A great way to play with color! This is a straightforward, intuitive and well executed app for creating color palettes. The palette library is easy to manage, and exporting via html email is well done." - nhdan (Chroma User)

"Chroma is just what I was looking for. Great app." - Chroma User (In-App Email)

"Thanks for your hard work to make this app functional, beautiful, and user-friendly." - Chroma User (In-App Email)

"This is terrific app. As a web designer this app will be very useful." - Chroma User (In-App Email)

"Tool has great features for managing colors for websites. Developer is very responsive to suggestions." - BeExposed (Chroma User)

Chroma is also available for the iPhone® and iPod® touch.


Intuitive User Interface
• Full orientation support. UI works in landscape and portrait.
• Designed specifically for the iPad®.

Color and Edit View
• Rapid Set Creation
• HSV, RGB and CMYK color sliders.
• Precise, incremental control.
• HEX Editor: Select each value in #RRGGBB.
• Instant Conversion: HSV, RGB, CMYK and HEXADECIMAL.
• Customize set name, rating and notes.
• Add swatches to your clipboard to paste into other sets.

• Fullscreen Tool: Hide the interface and view the current set.
• Image Tool: Load images from your Photo Gallery and sample color.
• Type Tool: Text on color. Pick from different type styles and colors.

Chroma Library, Data Persistence and Sharing
• Manage saved sets and sort alphabetically or by set rating.
• Preview your color sets before loading.
• Export sets via email, with full values and notes or ASE (Adobe® Swatch Exchange)
• Create as many Chroma color sets as you like!
• Quit the app and forgot to save? No problem! Chroma supports persistent state (auto-save) so all of your current work is saved and ready to go the next time you start the app.

Chroma Help
• Local help system and manual, documenting the use of every feature in the application.
• Chroma Blog: Live news, upcoming features and color guides.
• In-app support access.
• Quick links to Chroma on Facebook and Twitter.

Chroma Color Tips
• App hints and fun color facts every time you run Chroma.
• More are added with each update!

Finally, a good feeling knowing you support an independent developer! Danielle and I thank you.


• TWITTER: @chromaiscolor


• This is really your app! Please send any feedback you may have by rating Chroma or using the support portal.
Our verdict: Ok
  • = Chroma has average ratings (3-star).
  • + It is currently 88% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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