XKCD Palette for The GIMP
Randall Munroe (of xkcd fame) recently did a color survey for a friend, asking his readers to put names to various (random?) colors. Based on his results, Rune Grimstad created a color picker for Dot-NET.
Using Grimstad’s code, I created a palette for The GIMP. To see it in action:
- Download the file here (CAPTCHA and 30-second delay for free download).
- As root, move it to /usr/share/gimp/[GIMP version]/palettes/.
- Launch The GIMP.
- Menu: File/New, then click “OK” to accept the defaults.
- Menu: Windows/Dockable Dialogs/Palettes. “XKCDPalette” will be near the end of the list. Click on it.
- Click the left-most button at the bottom of the window to see the palette.
- The name of the currently selected color will show in the lower-left text box.
In my stock installation of The GIMP, the XKCD palette has the most colors.
Update 2010-07-20: The colors are now sorted by hue, saturation, and value, so visual search is much easier. The venerable Wikipedia explains.