Color picker apps and color palette utilities abound and Mac users have a growing choice of color tools. One function you won’t find in many such apps is the option to rip a color palette from a photo or graphic design or image. Every photo has a color palette and knowing the colors helps in design.
If you’re a Mac graphic designer or photo professional who needs the color palette pulled from a photo or image and you’d rather not devote the time, effort, and expense of Photoshop’s monthly rental fees and extravagant learning curve, there’s Color Palette from Image; an elegant Mac app that leaves change from a $2 bill.
Drag and drop a photo or image onto the app window and this is what you get. A color palette.
As simple and elegant as the palette extraction is– drag and drop is about as simple as it gets– Color Palette has a few useful tricks.
For example, use Color Palette to correct a palette, save the adjustments or export a color palette to OS X’s color picker.
Even the number of colors in a palette can be adjust in Color Palette.
What’s missing is a magnifying loupe to extract color values, color picker style. Sure, plenty of apps do that, and there are many inexpensive color pickers on the Mac App Store, but since Color Palette is already open, why not have a built-in picker?
Otherwise, nicely done, often needed, therefore useful, and priced about right.