ANN: Visual Colour Selector/palette optimiser 1.1.0 released for Win, Linux and Mac

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ANN: Visual Colour Selector/palette optimiser 1.1.0 released for Win, Linux and Mac

Post by CJS » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:44 am

Changes since version V 1.0.1:
  • Added save palette right-click option for selected, filtered, light and dark palettes, and open palette menu command, for X11, JASC PAL, ACO, ASE and GIMP formats.

    Added light and dark palette pages to show the foreground/background palettes separately.

    Added a right-click option to edit colour names / colour values in palette grids.

    Added auto-saving for processed palettes and optimiser settings, and a reset to defaults button for random colour generation.

    MAC build added.

    Fixed window title not being updated when a file was opened in an existing colour definition file window.

Visual Colour Selector 1.1.0 is a cross-platform app for Windows, Linux and Mac that 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. You can also open and save palette files in several common file formats (X11, JASC PAL, ACO, ASE and GIMP), and edit individual colours.

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.

The various working palettes are auto-saved together with optimiser settings to ensure that you won't lose working data when you close the app, or in the event of a crash.

For download files and online help files including screenshots, installation instructions, and checksums, see:

There is a Windows version for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and later, a Linux version for distros Ubuntu, Debian, Mint and Fedora, and a Mac version that should run on macOS X El Capitan, Sierra and later.

Created using wxWidgets 3.0.2

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