How to install Colorpicker on Ubuntu 20.04

Colorpicker is a free and open source desktop application with Electron framework from developer Antoine Olivier for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Colorpicker is efficient through its interface.

Every features are accessible from the toolbar and shortcuts. You have the possibility to choose any color thanks to the three RGB sliders (soon HSL, CMYK, …)! Made for designers and developers, Colorpicker allows you to pick, edit, organize and store your colors easily.

Using this you can pick color from anywhere from your computer screen. No matter if it’s on your favorite design software, your browser or just an image. It comes with Colorsbook option to store your colors like a color manager also comes with pin feature to pin this app in to the foreground for easy use.

It is possible to see colors on the Colorpicker interface in real time. This way, you can see the Hexadecimal or RGB code quickly without losing your last adjustments.

Some other features are opacity for application transparent, focus mode, magic Color and show a random color. Colorsbook gives you a way to save your colors in multiple palettes. Just click on the desired color to put it back in Colorpicker’s interface!

Picking up colors on the screen is good. Being able to tint colors is better.

The tinting tool helps you find the perfect tint to complete your palette. It is released under GNU General Public License v3.0 license.

Key Features of Colorpicker

  • Clean Vue: unshow menu, ranges and inputs
  • Open Colorsbook, a color manager
  • Show three bar of shading i.e. hue bar, natural bar and lightness bar
  • Show a random color
  • Pin Colorpicker to the foreground
  • Magic color: show colors from the clipboard
  • Open an eyedropper who can pick a color from your desktop
  • Open the preferences panel
  • Toggle Opacity range

Method 1: Installing Colorpicker as a Snap Package

The easiest way to install Colorpicker on Ubuntu 20.04 is by using the snap packaging system.

A snap package is a type of universal Linux package that you can enjoy irrespective of the distro. Its an self-contained software packages that include the binary all dependencies needed to run the application.

All you need is the snap service pre-configured, In the case of Ubuntu 20.04, it comes with snap pre-installed.

If snapd package is not already installed then you can install it by running following command.

$ sudo apt install snapd

Note: Snap packages can be installed from either the command-line or via the Ubuntu Software application.

This is actually the Snap version of the Colorpicker. It can be used on any Linux distribution that has Snap support.

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command to install the Colorpicker package.

$ sudo snap install colorpicker-app

At this step, you have successfully installed Colorpicker application on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If you are not comfortable with the command line, open Ubuntu Software, search for “colorpicker” and install the application.

Type the following command to update Colorpicker package.

$ sudo snap refresh --list

Method 2: Installing Colorpicker using deb package

We’ll download and install the Colorpicker .deb package from the Github releases page.

Step #1

Visit at Github releases page to Download the Colorpicker .deb package.

Step #2

Now type the following command to install the downloaded package.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install ./colorpicker_2.0.3_amd64.deb

Note: When prompted Do you want to continue? [Y/n], type Y to continue the installation.

You can also install the package by running the following commands:

$ sudo dpkg -i colorpicker_2.0.3_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

That’s it, Colorpicker has been installed on your Ubuntu System, and you can start using it.

Starting Colorpicker

Colorpicker can be launched from the command line by typing colorpicker-app or by clicking on the Colorpicker icon (Activities -> Colorpicker).

How to Uninstall Colorpicker from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Colorpicker application, refer following steps.

If you have installed Colorpicker via Snap type the following command:

$ sudo snap remove colorpicker-app

If you have installed the appication using apt then uninstall by running the below command:

$ sudo apt-get remove colorpicker


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Colorpicker on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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