UPDATE 2010.05.31: GAX was found to harbor a Trojan in the latest release from Dolphiq.

We’ve been using the Microfox screen ruler and screen loupe for doing pixel-perfect web design work for the past few years. It is definitely a very handy tool. But what about when you need to sample a color from a web page? Use the old ALT + “Prnt Scrn” button, paste it into a new Photoshop document, use the Color Picker to sample the image and get our hex value. There’s got to be a better way, right? What if there was a tool that had a screen ruler, a screen loupe, a resizable screen capture and a color picker, all in one? Check out GAX Reloaded from Dophiq Software Development. After using the software for a couple months, we don’t know how we ever got by without it. The good news is that it’s free! The bad news is that it’s only for Windows.  :(