Gel Swatch Library

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What's new?

Gel Swatch Library has been updated to the modern age. Apple's iOS operating system has been improved since iOS 1.0 when we first made the library in 2008. Now the new phones have P3 wide color gamut displays, much faster processors, and more display area. We have taken advantage of all of that to bring you a version for modern day usage.

Best of all with our new foundation, compatible with iOS 11, we have new features and tools planned to make your job much easier.

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Take advantage of wide color gamut


All the new phones have wide color gamut. This allows much better and more vibrant colors, particularly in the reds. But for you to see the difference, we had to change our algorithms to show off the great new color range. The screen shots above both came from an iPhone 7 and the difference is startling. Notice that the old program's color representation is dull compared to the new colors you can see with wide color gamut. Wait til you see it on your phone.

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Take me home... with gestures


Now you can navigate back through the menu structure with a quick swipe to the right. Much faster and more convenient. For our long time users with ingrained muscle memory, we still have the buttons and arrows to show you how to get back.

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Sharing... on Steroids


In 2008, email from a phone was just starting and everyone thought that being able to send a project to a friend or colleague was fantastic. Now, though we all use different workflows and different channels to communicate our ideas. Gel Swatch Library is right there with you. Sharing is now very widely supported from iMessage, AirDrop, Drop Box, and lots of others. Oh, and we can still email your project in pdf format.

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Search for Colors


There are over 1600 colors in the library. While you already have your favorites, search is the best way to meet your new favorites. Searches can be done by number, this is the fastest way to bring up a favorite color you already know. Searching by name will help you find new favorites. For example typing in "pur" brings up every gel with purple in the name. Search makes it easy to find all the CTOs or CTBs too.

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All of the popular gel brands are in this library. Search and compare across the entire library. View similar and complementary colors. Combine gels and view them on different light sources.