AeroBlend versus Windows 8

Windows 8 has a Auto-Colorization built-in feature that at first look might do the same as AeroBlend but there are noticeable differences as you can see in the table below:
AeroBlend Windows 8 / 8.1
Auto-Colorization Yes Yes
Based on desktop wallpaper Yes Yes
Based on active windows contents Yes No
Based on active application Icon Yes No
Based on desktop background color (no wallpaper) Yes No
Predominant color Yes1 Yes
Average Color Yes No
Option to ignore dark / light colors2 Yes No
Manual set color from desktop Yes No
Manual set color Yes No
Remembered set color per wallpaper Yes No
Multi-Monitor support Yes Yes
Obtain wallpaper color only from specific monitor Yes No
Windows 7 support Yes Not applicable

1 AeroBlend uses it's own algorithm to obtain the predominant color with results that may differ from the native Windows algorithm.
Obtaining the predominant color can also be done by setting the color manually. In wallpaper mode, AeroBlend will remember the manual set color and override the automatic color every time the same wallpaper is used.

2 Only available on "Average color" mode

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