Kuler: Real World Color Sampling from Adobe


I enjoy color correction and appreciate the way color and light shapes real life and film. I often samples color from images for graphics in videos. A new app by Adobe lets you sample real life quickly and easily. Kuler is an iOS app that samples 5 colors from anything you aim your iPhone’s camera at in real time.

I quickly vined the app in action so you can see how it works.

You can freeze images and manually choose spots to pull color from also. It’s interesting to see the ‘themes’ it puts together on its own and how well the colors compliment each other by whatever methods they use.

Here is one of the themes I made from that setting I shot. It requires an adobe ID to send the themes via email or tweet, minor annoyance but that allows you to save all your themes to the cloud and access them from anywhere you log in.

It’s a cool app and kind of lets you think creatively on the go. Check it out in the app store.

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.