I certainly do.
To extract colors from images I will open a color picker app like Pick and use the eyedropper tool to mouse over the parts of an image I wish to pull color from. I then save the values in a text editor so I can copy/paste them into design apps (or
But now I don’t need to.
There’s a new Linux app that does it for me; it’s able to extract a color palette(s) from any image automatically, and present the results, ready to use elsewhere.
Let’s take a closer look at it.
Paleta: Extract Colors from Images
You can even choose how many colors are generated from the image, and specific a palette accuracy level (the lower the accuracy the faster it works).
Helpfully, you can save color palettes the app generates, give them a custom name, and easily reference them again in future from within the app. The color palette library is a real time saver and you can even edit palettes to remove colors or change their value.
A top-level recap of Paleta’s key features:
- Drag and drop images to load
- Color extraction with color-thief
- Save extracted palettes for later use
- Modify saved palette name and colors
- Create palettes manually
In summary, Paleta is an essential tool for designer’s digital toolbox. It’s an intuitive, fast, and superbly focused tool utility that designers, artists, web developers, and anyone else who regularly works with colors will find indispensable.
→ Get Paleta on Flathub.