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May 14, 2007 11:16 PM   Subscribe

Need another ridiculous way to browse Flickr? Try the Flickr Color Selectr!
posted by Citizen Premier (13 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's pretty ridiculous, but extremely cool. I wonder how it works. How is it able to distinguish which color is dominant? Like in some blue pictures I'm looking at, there is 3/4 blue, 1/4 tan.
posted by Mister Cheese at 11:27 PM on May 14, 2007


Ridiculous? Far from it. Imagine what this can teach us about predicting image content! I thirst for data.
posted by nilihm at 11:27 PM on May 14, 2007


Oh, and here's the color selection code:
http://color.slightlyblue.com/yui/color.js
"// Adapted from http://www.easyrgb.com/math.html"
posted by nilihm at 11:30 PM on May 14, 2007


Whoa, really sorry about the triple post, but I jumped the gun when I linked that code. Totally irrelevant. My apologies.
posted by nilihm at 11:33 PM on May 14, 2007


You mean the Flickr Colr Selectr.
posted by puke & cry at 11:41 PM on May 14, 2007


I thought I'd seen this before, but it's just that it's strangely similar to the Flickr Colr Pickr...
posted by Jimbob at 11:51 PM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is it just me or do the pictures look better with their matching background color and related photos all grouped together, as opposed to viewing each photo on its own flickr page?

I like this.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:58 PM on May 14, 2007


I think I like the Flickr Colr Pickr better - the colours are much closer to the ones you pick. I picked hot pink on Flickr Colr Selectr and all the image it gave me were red. I think something it going wonky in its maths, even if its averaging the colours, the pictures it gave wouldnt average out to a hot pink - This is not hot pink by any stretch of the imagination
posted by missmagenta at 3:44 AM on May 15, 2007


These 3 were selected by MeFi (006699) blue
posted by MtDewd at 6:22 AM on May 15, 2007


I don't know if this has been posted to the blue before, but I just came across this a few minutes ago: flickrvision.com/.
posted by daHIFI at 7:16 AM on May 15, 2007


This is great, especially for finding a desktop wallpaper to match a specific color!
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:16 AM on May 15, 2007


Nice, but it'd be nicer if you could enter a colour code by RGB rather than use that colour grid - it's impossible to select the right colour to search by. It's a nice toy though.
posted by twine42 at 9:57 AM on May 15, 2007


I agree with twine42.
posted by petersn1 at 10:22 AM on May 15, 2007


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