IRIX (color scheme editor & color tools) is here!

Note: IRIX has been rebranded and got a new name: Hexee!

I’m very excited to announce that IRIX 2.0 (formerly known as Iris) has been released! This is its biggest milestone so far and a much-needed update.

The major changes in this release are:

  • a shiny new UI and a color editor overhaul;
  • the ability to import and export colors from/to different formats;
  • two new tools, one to test the contrast between colors, and one to generate color schemes for data visualization;
  • a light theme for the UI;
  • a new pricing model: the application has a 30-day free trial, no feature restrictions, and after that y̶̶̶o̶̶̶u̶̶̶ ̶̶̶c̶̶̶a̶̶̶n̶̶̶ ̶̶̶b̶̶̶u̶̶̶y̶̶̶ ̶̶̶a̶̶̶ ̶̶̶m̶̶̶o̶̶̶n̶̶̶t̶̶̶h̶̶̶l̶̶̶y̶̶̶ ̶̶̶o̶̶̶r̶̶̶ ̶̶̶a̶̶̶ ̶̶̶y̶̶̶e̶̶̶a̶̶̶r̶̶̶l̶̶̶y̶̶̶ ̶̶̶s̶̶̶u̶̶̶b̶̶̶s̶̶̶c̶̶̶r̶̶̶i̶̶̶p̶̶̶t̶̶̶i̶̶̶o̶̶̶n̶̶̶, starting from version 2.1, you get to use the app and all its updates forever for a one-off fee.

Check the website to download the new version or keep reading to discover more about these updates.

Wait, what is IRIX anyway?

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IRIX main interface

With the editor you can create, edit, name and organize your color schemes. Fine-tune the colors in multiple color spaces and give them names (or let the app suggest a name for you).

Use the tools included in the application to:

  • generate color harmonies, shades, tints, and variations;
  • mix colors in different color spaces;
  • extract colors from images;
  • test colors for accessibility issues (contrast ratio, lightness, color blindness…);
  • create color schemes for infographics, maps, and presentations easily;
  • … And more!

You can also import colors from other applications and export them to many formats, like text, file, and images.

IRIX is available on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Why would I use it?

With IRIX, the goal is to have a single space to work with colors and unify multiple tools into a single one (“A color app to rule them all”, someone could say…).

Take advantage of the 30-day trial and give it a try.

What’s new in this release

A new UI

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Dark and light themes

A unified color scheme editor

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Color editor

Import and export colors from/to several formats

  • text (numeric values, programming languages…);
  • file (Adobe, Procreate, Sketch…); and
  • images (PNGs, SVGs…).
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Export color scheme dialog

Contrast test tool

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Contrast test tool

Data visualization tool

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Data visualization tool

A new pricing model

Go check it out!

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