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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • video and still capture
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • movement and directional sensor
  • camera
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Colorful is an augmented reality color detection application that helps recognize, tag and compare colors.
The app was designed specifically for people with almost any type of color blindness and may also be used by designers, artists and developers. Colorful is also a fun app for anyone who wishes to expand their colors-vocabulary (you may think your car is painted yellow, but may find out it is actually "golden dream").

Colorful feature list include:

* Use advanced filters that will compensate for a specific color deficiency (Red-Green, Blue-Yellow etc.)
* Detect & recognize colors in your surroundings using the device's camera.
* Detect & recognize colors in photos from your device memory or from your social networks. [Full version only]
* Save color tags for future reference and comparison.
* Save an image with the additional information given by Colorful algorithms.
* Choose the color names detail level (simple, descriptive, artistic or developer mode). [Full version only]

Tip: In order to use filters in live camera mode the option has to be turned on from the settings menu.

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Due to the positive response Colorful has received during the last promotion, the price has been reduced to 0.99$ so that more people can enjoy Colorful every day. We enjoy reading your feedbacks so keep it coming and tell your friends about Colorful too!
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  • by Nick 9/8/2014
    This app does provide real-time readings of colors seen through the viewfinder. However, i purchased this for the Augmented Reality color blindness functionality, which does NOT work. Running a Lumia 1020 on Cyan with 8.1. sometimes the filters work for a second, but normally the viewfinder just goes black. I see this app hasn't been updated since 2011, and can't find any other AR color blindness apps. Not sure if this is due to API issues, or something else, but very disappointing to buy this app and realize it doesn't work. 2 stars for the color ID functionality working.
  • by User 10/11/2013
    Great app!
  • by Gabriel 2/14/2013
    Wonderful! Thank you so much!
  • by Matthew 1/31/2013
    Kept saying everything was grey
  • by Armand 1/26/2013
    Neat app but most of the time the color shown around the circle that it matches is correct but not color that it says it is. Oh well...
  • by Caesar500 8/30/2012
    Nice concept. Sometimes the colors are obviously off, but it tends to adjust rather quickly.
  • by Player411451492 5/9/2012
    Make sure you turn on the live mode filter in the settings screen. I actually can pass a color blindness test with this app! Love it.
  • by Lerka 4/25/2012
    dude, your screenshots are horrible.. Ever used the emulator?
  • by Lee Whittington 2/15/2012
    As a part time professional painter, this app is a must have. Wished I had this years ago!
  • by Player588482042 2/10/2012
    Pretty neat, good concept. However color matches are way off. I point it at something that's obviously white and it says grey, in fact it considers a lot of things grey that defiantly aren't grey.