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Print Hex Values for RGB Color Palette - Version 1.1

By Jason Ward November 01, 2007

Rating = 54 votes

Print Hex Values for RGB Color Palette - Version 1.1

This script is for people who create web color palettes with Adobe Illustrator. It loops through your colored objects on a page and labels the Hex value in black text on top of the element.

Just put the script into your Presets/Scripts folder and run it when you have the document open and active (Access script from File>Scripts).


License: Freeware
Cost: Free
Platform: Win | Mac
File format: JSX | 3.1 KB

Additional extension information

Author: Jason Ward
Author website:
Date published: November 01, 2007
Approval: None
Compatible product(s): Illustrator CS3


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Megan Goodacre 10-Oct-13 Rating = 5

Thank you for this script! I used Illustrator to map out the colors for a web color picker, and it was taking forever to get the hex value of each color and paste it into the javascript. Ran this script, and it put all the hex values neatly on the color palette. Copy pasted all the values to excel, turned them into an array, copy pasted to javascript!

Jason Ward 28-Aug-08 Rating = 5

Gary: Just read your comment. I created this to use on the color palettes I was creating for websites. I would create columns of rectangles basically and then use Illustrator's color blending tools to create palettes of tints and shades, etc. Then I use this utility to label the hex value for all of them so that I can use in my css files. For more complex artwork, the script will need to be finessed more.

Michael Stoll 08-Mar-08 Rating = 5

gary, simply draw soe black retcangles. use the colorpicker, to pick and deploy the colors (whos value you want to know) to the rectangles. then copy these to a new doc and run the script.

GarySped 16-Nov-07 Rating = 3

I suppose this could be useful on simple shapes to determine colors but when I tried it it plastered my artwork completely with gibberish. How is it best used?

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