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Coloro - A color management app for the iPhone

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Q: I just got my Coloro. How to start?
A: Launch Coloro and tap the menu icon (4 horizontal lines) in the bottom left corner. Choose settings and follow the instructions given below.

Q: How to find my default Facebook mailaddress? A: Open your Facebook profile. Click "Account" -> "Account settings". Under "My Account", click "Mobile". On the top right corner there is a link "Go to Facebook Mobile". Click that and find your personal email address under the topic: Upload via Email (on the left). The address should be formatted like: something@m.facebook.com.

For more information on setting your default Facebook mailaddress, go here


Q: Why should I set my default Facebook mailaddress in Coloro settings?
A: By setting the default Facebook mailaddress you will be able to send your ready made palettes to Facebook with just one click.

Q: How to find my default Twitter mailaddress?
A: Sign in to Twitpic, photo and video sharing application. On the "upload" page you will find your default "uploading via Email address. It is presented under "Posting Media from Your Phone".

Q: What is my default mailaddress?
A: Choose whatever e-mailaddress that you're using and that you wish to send your palettes to. If they're for work, your work e-mail address would then be appropriate. The palettes are not big in size, so don't worry about eating out mailbox capacity.

Q: How to pick an image from the photoroll?
A: Tap the "pick a picture" icon and choose a picture you want to work with.

Q: How to take a picture with Coloro?
A: On the start screen, tap the "take a picture" icon. The iPhone camera opens. After you've taken your picture, move to the workdesk by tapping the arrow on the bottom right.

Q: What is "the Workdesk"?
A: As soon as you have taken your first picture, you enter "the Workdesk". In this screen you screen you will be able to work with the magic of Coloro.

What can be done on the Workdesk:
Adding colors to palette
Press the "+" (plus) button to open the entire 16 color palette. The three first colors are the ones that already appear in your default palette. Then you can group colors or select individual colors to the Workdesk.

Removing colors from the palette
Tap a color that you wish to remove. Then press "-" (minus).

Tagging palette and colors
By default the color slots and the palette name (grey box) under your picture presents three dots. By tapping that box you enter the Coloro's tag library. Choose a tagset (e.g. Abstract) appropriate for your use. The tags are then presented in an alphabetical order. By tapping the a certain tag twice, it will be assigned to the name of the palette or color, through which you entered the tag library.

Editing focus
In the menu, choose "Edit focus". You can manually edit the focus area by dragging the two spots to cover the are of image you wish to pick the colors from. Press done when ready. (See use case: What are the true colors of my eyes for more detailed instructions.)

Saving to library
"The Library" is where all your palettes will be saved if chosen so. On the workdesk you can either save to library or "save to libray and share".

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Q: How to share palettes?
A: In library screen, you can highlight one of the palettes by tapping. On the bottom of the screen there is a row of icons, that represent the action that you wish to do with the palette. The photoroll icon saves your palette to the iPhone photoroll. The "@"- icon sends the palette to chosen e-mail address (note: if you have chosen a default e-mail address in the "settings", that e-mail address will be used as a default e-mail address to send palettes to. Facebook-icon sends the palette to your Facebook profile. Twitter-icon sends the palette to your Twitter profile.

Q: How to utilize my palettes in my work with graphic editors?
A: Any graphic editor that supports importing png-files and features a color picker to work with will do the job. e.g. in Photoshop, import (place) the palette as a layer to pick the colors for your website layout elements for example.

Q: The palette shows colors that don't seem to appear in the picture. Why?
A: The algorithm that scans the picture deals with statistical probabilities and distribution of the color values in the HSL color-space. When imagedata is processed this way, statistical deviations may introduce colors to the palette that do not _exactly_ match any of the colors in the picture.

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