Color Palette Generator

Enter the URL of an image and find its color palette

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Steven
@degraeve · Programmer, Web, Various
This color palette generator has had a long history on the web. Its first peak of popularity was eight and a half years ago when a clever programmer used the now defunct web service version to make a Facebook auto-colorizer user script. Back when I wrote this color palette generator (originally in Perl!), Unisys's LZW patents had just expired and I was eagerly awaiting updates to the popular image processing libraries of the day so I could extract colors from GIFs. I'm sure if I were to rewrite this script today, it would more accurately pick the colors. Maybe a rainy day project. As always, I welcome your feedback. If there is demand, I'll resurrect the web service.

Discussion

colb λ
@colbyh · building stuff @ getbevel.com
Honestly, if I were thinking about turning this into a product I would do a couple of things 1) Expose an api or package as a lib: There are a ton of application-level uses for pulling colors out of an image (e.g. google or pinterest (image) search results, they fill the image block with the primary image color before loading the file). While pulling out a... Show More
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Steven
@degraeve · Programmer, Web, Various
This color palette generator has had a long history on the web. Its first peak of popularity was eight and a half years ago when a clever programmer used the now defunct web service version to make a Facebook auto-colorizer user script. Back when I wrote this color palette generator (originally in Perl!), Unisys's LZW patents had just expired and I was... Show More
Carl
@cprins_ ·
You might want to have a look at Mailchimp's www.pictaculous.com (API available)
Benpo
@idanbenporat · Co founder & VP product @MyLeisure
Great idea Easy and simple UX Good job
Tyler Swartz
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Definitely a useful product. I've struggled many times to match an accent color on a site to the primary background image.
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