How to Work with ICP

Quick Start Guide | How to Guide | Color Palette | Eye Dropper | Color Properties | Quick Color Palette | Test Layouts | Quick Reference | Options


How to pick colors from the screen?

Click and hold the Eye Dropper button.
Eye Dropper window will be opened. Eye Dropper window shows the magnified image of the place under the cursor. It also shows the color under the cursor.
Release the mouse button to pick the color.

How to add colors to the color palette?

There are different ways to do this.
You can pick a color from the screen. Just drag the Eye Dropper button.
You can use Quick Color Palette to select from web safe colors, or from a color spectrum. From the Main Menu, click Quick Color Palette to open it.
You can use standard Windows color dialog.
You can paste colors from the clipboard. From the Main Menu, click Paste.
Typing hex value: On the Color Properties window, right click the third color value to edit hex value. Type a new value and press Enter.
How to open the Main Menu?
Just right-click the program title (the ICP text at the top).

How to remove colors from the palette?

1. Right-click on the color you want to remove.
2. Form the menu, click Remove from Palette.

How access the program faster?

You can show ICP by clicking its tray icon, but there is a better way to do this. You can set a Global Hotkey –a key combination to bring ICP to top, even it is not visible. For example, you can bring ICP to top by pressing CTRL+ALT+A.
You can change the Global Hotkey from Options dialog. On the Main Menu, click Options and then click Global Hotkey tab.

How to instant capture colors?

Just press the Global Hotkey. If Auto Copy option and Also copy color value when I press Global Hotkey option is enabled, the color under the cursor will be copied to the clipboard.
You can change Auto Copy settings from Options dialog. On the Main Menu, click Options and then click Auto Copy tab.

How to see color values?

Click on any color to open Color Properties window. Once this window is opened, you can see other colors’ values by moving mouse cursor over them.

How to copy color values?

Just right-click on a color and click the format you want.
If you want to copy all colors, from the Main Menu point to Copy Palette as and then click on a format.
You can also click on the color values on Eye Dropper and Color Properties windows to copy the value displayed.
How to enter custom color values?

From the program you are using, select the color value and copy to clipboard.
From the Main Menu, click Paste. It will be added to the color palette.
or
Click on any color to open Color Properties window.
Right-click on the thrid color value (default is hex). A box will appear, where you can enter custom hex values. Type a hex value and press Enter.

How to enter RGB values, separately?

From the Main Menu, click Windows Color Dialog.
Enter RGB values and click OK.

How to change colors of a test pattern?

Just drag and drop colors from the color palette.

How to disable auto postioning of a window?

You can disable Auto Position feature if it gets on your way. Just click the menu button of a window, and from the menu, click Auto Position.

How to quickly hide ICP?

Press ESC key to hide ICP.