PixelColor is a command line tool to get the color of a pixel from the screen.

You can simply pass the pixel coordinates (X and Y) and the pixel color will be printed as result.

Please see the following example:

pixelcolor --x 200 --y 300 --hex

This will get the pixel color at the coordinate 200x300 for the primary screen and will print the color as hexadecimal digit.

For a complete arguments list documentation please refer to the Documentation and for some usage examples please see the Examples page.


The stable versions released with source code and prebuilt packages are linked in the Download page. For information about installation from packages or source code please refer to the Installation page.

The PixelColor development version source code is available on GitHub.


PixelColor is distributed as open source code available on GitHub under GNU GPL-3+ license (GNU General Public License version 3 or higher). The software is supplied as is and it doesn't offer any warranty. Anyone can fork the project, modify and distribute it under the same GNU GPL-3+ license.