What is Picasso?

Picasso is a little utility that helps you with your design work. Quite often, you cannot or do not want to use the complex software packages available. For precisely those moments, Picasso is the right tool for the job. Picasso offers you the following features:

  • Colour Converter

    Convert quickly between hex and rgb colour modes, or generate random colours.
  • Palette Assistant

    Working on a flat design? Use the Google Material design guidelines to quickly pick the correct colours. Switch between the available colour intensities and click on the shades to copy their values into the clipboard.

Zen mode

Some people do not like cluttered interfaces. And some people do not even like the thought of a cluttered space. If you belong to the latter group, Picasso offers you a Zen mode. Zen mode removes all of the unnecessary elements from your interface, so you can focus on the content. Toggle the Zen mode by pressing the button below.



Below are listed all of the available shortcut commands for those who prefer faster workflow. Note: as of March 15, 2016 these controls do not work on all browsers.

  • Shift H
    Toggle this guide
  • Shift K
    Toggle the credits
  • Shift M
    Toggle the Zen mode
  • {[ }]
    Switch between Converter and Palette mode

Colour Converter

  • Tab
    Toggle between colour modes
  • T
    Generate random colour

Palette Assistant

  • _- +=
    Switch between different colour shades
  • "' |\
    Switch between available palettes

Having trouble?

Are you experiencing some issues? Whatever they might be, there is one magic button that should solve all of them. You can find it under this text. Warning: clicking this button will remove all of your user data. Make sure you know what you're doing.

If you are still experiencing problems after pressing the button, I am truly sorry. Please contact me at menus.lubos@gmail.com and I will try to figure out what went wrong! ❤



Updated 15/03/2016

When you use Picasso, certain data about you is being collected to improve your experience. You can learn more below about what data is collected and how it's used.

At no point is any of your data sent over the network to the third parties or other users. Everything you do while using Picasso is stored purely on the local machine you are currently using. Unfortunately, this does not prevent attackers from installing malicious software on your machine.

During your use of Picasso, the following details are stored locally:

  • Last session
    Anything you have done in Picasso stays in the precisely same state you left it in. This means that deleting your browser data will also delete your work.

In case of further amendments to the functionality of this utility, this document will be promptly updated. If you have more questions, feel free to contact me at menus.lubos@gmail.com. You can also request new features at this email address.


Thanks goes to the following people for their work

  • Person Info
  • Joey Anuff Joey is the creator of the keyboard button designs used in the Controls screen.
  • Jamie Brittain Jamie created the original products I used frequently before creating Picasso.
  • David Furfero David wrote a little piece of code that saved me a lot of headaches.
  • Sean Stopnik Sean designed the beautiful slider used in the Palette mode.