First Preview – colrful desktop
Posted January 28, 2009on:
I have been toying with the idea of building an AIR app that would do something more than the usual flickr photo searching. That’s when I came across this cool application from Idée labs .
I just spent a couple of days to something similar using Adobe AIR and Flex as a desktop app. In the process I also got the Adobe Kuler APIs tied in to this application. I call this experiment colrful desktop.
Feel free to test drive this application and tell me what you think. There are plenty of bugs in it, since I have spent very little (read that as nothing) effort in testing this out. Its a fun app, so go ahead, play with some colors, find images and save them to your desktop. All in a seamless work flow.
Features at a glance
- Select colors from the palette and search. You will get images matching that color (Results restricted to 25 in the preview build)
- Search for themes in Adobe Kuler, select a theme and you will get search results matching that theme.
- Paste the URL of your favorite image in the web and colrful will look up similar images from the web 🙂
- Preview the image of your choice from the search results and download it to your desktop. Just a couple of clicks 🙂
A whole lot of offline stuff, which I am currently working on.
I haven’t gotten a whole lot of time setting up install badge for this one (and wordpress wont let me embed it here anyways. grrr)
A special word of thanks goes to my colleague and sr evangelist Ramesh Srinivasaraghavan for all the value added features. He is the ultimate idea machine!
You need Adobe AIR runtime to use colrful. If you dont have AIR, get it here
Download and Install colrful desktop from here