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#1 2020-09-25 09:32:15

phiw13
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Contrast – app for accessible colours / contrast checking

Does anyone has experience with this app? It is a colour contrast checker, rather basic I think, from the look of it – just a few screen grabs. Some people who told me about it were rather enthusiast.

(available from the Mac App store only ~ 7€ / 860¥)


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#2 2020-09-25 13:02:06

philwareham
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Re: Contrast – app for accessible colours / contrast checking

Not personally used that although it looks fine. I sometimes use contrast-ratio.com to check contrast ratios conform to WCAG 2.0 models – probably not as simple ‘click-and-go’ as the app you refer to though.

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#3 2020-09-25 17:03:52

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Re: Contrast – app for accessible colours / contrast checking

I use Contraste – see also Couleurs to complement it.

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#4 2020-09-26 00:29:59

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Re: Contrast – app for accessible colours / contrast checking

philwareham wrote #326089:

I sometimes use contrast-ratio.com

There are quite a few sites around that offer contrast-ratio checking; I personally like Tanaguru; it checks the contrast (4.5 or 7) and offer alternative colours in case of failure. Another (recent) option is Leonardo, although I have not used it much.

probably not as simple ‘click-and-go’ as the app you refer to though.

Yeah that is why I am back looking for a more native solution – and if the test fails, then Tanaguru or other similar sites can come to the rescue.

What I don’t really like in that Contrast.app is that it displays the colour values in HEX, which does absolutely not “speak” to me. hsl() is my method.


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#5 2020-09-26 00:35:13

phiw13
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Re: Contrast – app for accessible colours / contrast checking

gaekwad wrote #326095:

I use Contraste

I hadn’t seen that one yet. I’ll give it a try – not much of an “about” on that webpage though. Ref. “Couleurs” – lots of similar colorpickers, I use “Colorwell” (app store link).


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#6 2020-09-26 04:12:27

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Re: Contrast – app for accessible colours / contrast checking

For my projects, I’m using intensively this online service: not only a color contrast ratio checker but also a corrector with a ratio minimum selector. Perfect!

https://contrast-finder.tanaguru.com/

Last edited by Pat64 (2020-09-26 04:16:01)


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