HSL Color picker from image

This subpage is dedicated for HSL color extraction from image. You can either upload an image file or provide a link to this color finder tool.

HSL from image tool logoAre you on the lookout for a straightforward and effective solution to grab the exact CMYK color codes from your images?

Once the image is uploaded, the process is rather straight forward – all you need to do is to point your mouse to some area on the uploaded picture and click the mouse button. This action will snap the color underneath the mouse pointer and save it to a list below the image. You can then copy the HSL value and use this color as needed for your projects.

Color Picker (upload image):

• Step 1 - Upload your file.
• Step 2 - Point and click.
rgb(103, 74, 50)
27°, 35%, 30%
cmyk(0%, 28%, 51%, 60%)
rgb(198, 187, 181)
21°, 13%, 74%
cmyk(0%, 6%, 9%, 22%)

How extract HSL values from image

To put it simply, we are dealing with RGB colors when it comes to digital images, and those can have as many as 16,777,216 options. While HSL has a total number of 3,672,360 options. Which is good, because RGB is not limiting the number of HSL values, that we can convert to.This knowledge allows us to rely on simple math to attribute HSL color for every RGB color pixel that you can extract from the image uploaded to the color finder tool.


Here’s how you can read the HSL color value: each color in the HSL model is defined by three components.

  1. Hue (H): Represents the type of color, defined as an angle on the color wheel (0-360 degrees). For example:
    • 0° is red
    • 120° is green
    • 240° is blue
  2. Saturation (S): Indicates the intensity or purity of the color, defined as a percentage (0% to 100%).
    • 0% is a shade of gray
    • 100% is the full color
  3. Lightness (L): Specifies the brightness of the color, also defined as a percentage (0% to 100%).
    • 0% is black
    • 100% is white
    • 50% is the pure color

The HSL color model is great, because it is close to the color range that we can perceive with our eyes.

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