Developer: Yanmei He

Current Version: 2.3.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.4 MB - Download


mColorBook is a digital munsell book of color.

In the munsell color order system, colors are ordered based on three attributes: hue, value and chroma. All three attributes are intended to be perceptually uniform. With equal hue or equal value or equal chroma or other rules, you can easily create harmonious color combinations.

-Viewing Modes
The ability to see color in 3 dimensions (hue, value and chroma) is important to many. With mColorBook it's a blast. 3 viewing modes are provided to assist you, namely:
Constant Hue;
Constant Value;
Constant Chroma.

With mColorBook you have access to tens of thousands of subtle colors which vary in:
hue steps down to 0.5;
value steps down to 0.1;
chroma steps down to 0.5.

By using slider, menu items and toolbar items you can navigate to any constant hue (or value or chroma) page freely.

-Detail color info
The build in color inspector allows you to view detail color info (Munsell/RGB/HEX/HSB/CMYK/Lab/XYZ/Yxy) of any color sample you point to.
You can easily copy the color values with handy shortcuts.
Or you can view and copy color values with Right-Click Menu.

-Management of favorite colors
Open the "Favorite" colors management window by selecting "Window"->"Favorite" (or CMD+F).
From the main window you can easily add interested colors to the "Favorite" window by right clicking or drag & drop or use keyboard shortcut.
You can also export the favorite colors to Adobe Color Swatch format .aco or .ase.

-Color accuracy
With its build in color management, mColorBook is dedicated to show you the color that should be. The color samples are rendered in color space defined by the current profile of your monitor. And color values are displayed in color spaces of profiles according to your selection.
Gamut warning (if any) are also available for each color samples rendered.


Release Notes:

* Fix bug layout disorder of swatches when value step is small


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2
Review by Allstar1215

Pretty good app for as aid to making soil figures/diagrams - I appreciate the recent update to Mavericks; I have been using this app for about a year—specifically the Munsell color to CMYK conversion the most—I work with soils and use the CMYK values in Adobe Illustrator for making figures. The Lab colors are also useful to me in the soils field. However, I would love to see the actuall Munsell color listed next to the hue, value, and chroma— it would add to the ease of use.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.0.1
Review by caneridge

Needs work - Limited utility for selecting colors and capturing the color information for a given color. This application needs color preview that shows the color values for the selected color (not the color the cursor is over). The ability to copy/past the color picture and color values with a single copy/paste. A larger preview of the selected color to enable visulation and matching. The iphone app is actually better than this although both need work.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.3.2
Review by M97405

Interesting - Looks like a solid app, but I wish it had the ability to import ase files. I’m looking to sort my colors as there’s not any apps that can do this currently.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people