My wife and I were talking and we came up with a fun little idea. For all of
you severely Vi/blind guys who have a webcam, or a laptop with a webcam mounted
on it, this is a small program for identifying colors. Lets say you are picking
out clothes to wear. You hold the shirt in front of the laptop (or camera),
press the Space bar, and a voice tells you what color it is as well as the next
2 most likely colors. I say "most likely" because webcam settings, room
lighting, and even the types of light bulbs in the room can tint objects and
offset the color a little. From my testing at home, it is pretty accurate. I
was just wondering if something like this would be useful.
If anyone wants to give it a try, here it is. Press Space bar to check a color
and press Escape to end the program. As a tip, hold the item close to the
camera lens before you press the Space bar, and keep it there until the color
is spoken. It works best this way.
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