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ANN: Visual Colour Selector 1.0- Colour palette optimiser

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:16 pm
by CJS
Visual Colour Selector previews colours from built-in colour definition (palette) files, including the predefined colours of CSS3 recognised by a wide range of browsers, the X11 colours, the wxColourDatabase colour database from wxWidgets, two third-party palettes designed with suitability for colour-blind people in mind, etc. Users can also add their own palette files using a simple text format.

You can copy colour names and RGB values in decimal or hex format to the clipboard for use in coding, web design etc. (the app was originally conceived as a tool for previewing the wxColourDatabase colour database to select colours).

You can create a subset of colours from any number of colour definition files as a custom selected palette, and then filter the selected palette to get a palette of colours optimised for visual colour separation using CIE delta-E colour separation standards, or generate an optimised palette from randomly generated colours with user-specified ranges of hue, saturation and value/luminance in HSV or HSL colour space.

Colours are also shown simulated as seen by people with colour deficiencies (protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia) and you can generate optimised palettes accounting for these colour deficiencies.

You can evaluate contrast between light and dark colours in a filtered palette according to WCAG 2.0 (ISO/IEC 40500:2012) criteria, with the option to evaluate the contrast accounting for colour deficiencies - WCAG accessibility is increasingly a requirement for government websites and recommended for others.

You can also preview image files, including simulation of colour deficiencies, and save them in different formats.

Created using wxWidgets 3.0.2 with 32 bit and 64 bit Windows builds, targeting Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

Download from web site, or follow the link to study the help files at: