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How To Import A Palette

PNG Files

This is the easiest way to import a palette into most programs. You import the palette as pixels onto your canvas and then can use the eyedropper tool to select colors.

Pasting the file in

  1. Download the PNG file of your selected palette.
  2. Right click on the image
  3. Select Copy image from the menu (or something similar)
  4. Open up your preferred pixel editor
  5. Create a new document
  6. Paste in your palette either through the file menu or with Ctrl + V

Importing the file

  1. Download the PNG file of your selected palette.
  2. Right click on the image
  3. Select Save image as... from the menu and save it somewhere on your computer
  4. Open up your preferred pixel editor
  5. Open the palette file as a document (typically under File > Open)
  6. Resize the document to give you room to pixel.

Photoshop

  1. Download your palette in ASE format and save it to your computer
  2. Make sure the Swatches panel is open by clicking Window from the file menu and clicking Swatches
  3. Click on the Swatches options button
  4. Select Replace Swatches...
  5. Find the palette file you downloaded and click Open

Pyxel Edit

  1. Download your palette in .PNG format and save it to your computer
  2. Create a new document
  3. Click on Color from the top menu
  4. Select Import from image...
  5. Find the palette file you downloaded and click Open

AESprite

  1. Download your palette in .PAL, .GPL, .PNG format and save it to your computer
  2. Create a new document
  3. Click on Color from the top menu
  4. Select Import from image...
  5. Find the palette file you downloaded and click Open

MS Paint

MS Paint does not allow palette importing, use PNG Files.

GraphicsGale

  1. Download your palette as in .PAL or .PNG format and save it to your computer
  2. Create a new document. Make sure the color bit-depth (dropdown on right) is set to fit enough colors for the palette you chose.
  3. Inside the Color Palette window, click on the down button
  4. Click on the File ▼ button
  5. Select Import from file...
  6. Find the palette file you downloaded and click Open
  7. In the box on the left, click and drag from the first color in your palette to the last
  8. Click once at the top left of the box on the right
  9. Click okay

Cosmigo Pro Motion

  1. Download your palette as in .PNG format and save it to your computer. (Note: the .PAL files downloaded from this site will not work)
  2. Create a new document.
  3. Open the Colors menu at the top
  4. Select Load palette...
  5. Find the palette file you downloaded and click Open

Paint.net

  1. Download your palette in .TXT format
  2. Save the file into the Paint.net Palettes folder (Typically C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\paint.net User Files\Palettes)
  3. Create a new document
  4. Inside the Color Palette window, click on the folder button
  5. Select your palette from the list

GIMP

  1. Download your palette in .GPL, .PAL or .ACO format
  2. Create a new document
  3. Make sure the palettes dialog is shown by going to Windows > Dockable Dialogs > Palettes
  4. Right click on the list of palettes
  5. Select Import Palette...
  6. Under Select Source click on Palette file
  7. Click on the box next to Palette File, to open the file dialog
  8. Find the palette file you downloaded and click Open
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