[SOLVED] How to make my own personalized color pallette

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[SOLVED] How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby Zech » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:18 am

Hi this isn't a real bad problem its just a tiny little problem.I know how to make my own color pallette. I just make a drawing with the colors I want, and then save as a gpl file, and copy it to C:>program files>inkscape>share>pallettes. But thats not my problem. My problem is I can't rename my colors. I know it doesn't really matter what a color is renamed. I just want to do it for fun. Say I want to call a color tangerine. But it ends up called #ffc300 when I hover my mouse over the color. So I was wondering if anyone knew how to rename a color in a color pallette.
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Re: How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby ragstian » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:54 am

Hi.

This is easy.

Find your palette.gpl file, rightclick the file and choose "open with"- select
your favorite text editor, you can use notepad on a windows system.

You will then see something similar to this in your palette file:

Code: Select all

GIMP Palette
Name: Material Design
Columns: 254
#
  0   0   0  BLACK
242 133 000  This is tangerine! (F28500 in Hex)
 26  26  26  90% GRAY
 51  51  51  80% GRAY
 77  77  77  70% GRAY
102 102 102  60% GRAY
128 128 128  50% GRAY
153 153 153  40% GRAY
179 179 179  30% GRAY
204 204 204  20% GRAY
230 230 230  10% GRAY
236 236 236  7.5% GRAY
242 242 242  5% GRAY
249 249 249  2.5% GRAY
255 255 255  WHITE
000 000 000 DIVIDER
244 067 054 #F44336
255 235 238 #FFEBEE
255 205 210 #FFCDD2
239 154 154 #EF9A9A
229 115 115 #E57373
239 083 080 #EF5350
229 057 053 #E53935
211 047 047 #D32F2F
198 040 040 #C62828


The text in the fourth column are the text that will be shown on "mouseover".
You can edit this text to your whatever you like.
The number after the hash sign "#" at the end of the line is the hexadecimal representation of the RGB components of the color
where the "intensity" of the color is in range 0 to 255 or 00 to FF in hexadecimal.
255 is the highest number that can be represented by eight bit (one byte). To get the RGB value you need 24 bits.
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Re: How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby Zech » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:58 am

:o :) :D. Great!
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Re: How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby Zech » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:58 am

Thanks! So you're saying open the file with notepad? I didn't even know notepad could open those files.

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Re: How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby ragstian » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:09 am

Hi.

Yes - just use notepad. The gpl file is a "pure" text file - decoded by Inkscape (or GIMP) to give you a palette.
I have made several python programs to generate nice palettes.

Search the forum for "palette" to find a few of the generated palettes.

Like this one: viewtopic.php?t=14045#p57226
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Re: How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby Zech » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:31 am

Cool! I'll. Start editing my pallette right now. Thanks by the way.

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Re: [SOLVED] How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby brynn » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:04 pm

If you copy it to C:>program files>inkscape>share>pallettes, it will be lost the next time you upgrade Inkscape. Instead, put it in username/AppData/Roaming/Inkscape/palettes. Then it will be available for all versions of Inkscape.

Somewhere in this forum, someone offered a palette made of Crayola Crayon colors. I would guess it names the colors.

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Re: [SOLVED] How to make my own personalized color pallette

Postby Zech » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:43 am

Cool! One more thing. I wish I could arrange the colors in not alphabetical, but rainbow order. So everything can be more organized


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