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Are color palettes interchangeable?

 8:55 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I dug into an older software program, and found a slew of palettes that are extremely helpful, since they're all coordinated. It's got blues, yellows, muted, neutrals, etc.

Is it possiblen to use those in other software programs, like PSP and Photoshop, which are better for other purposes?

I'd like to use them in Dreamweaver also, since I do some pages with nothing more than background, font and table colors aside from a text heading graphic.

Would there be any compatibility problems even if the other software supports the same file extension? The file extension is .pal



 10:43 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)


With reference to using this palette with dreamwever (which I'm not sure is possible) you really should just stick with the default palette anyway.

The reason is that it uses the 216 websafe colours. This is extremely useful, especially if you also use Macromedia Fireworks to create graphics, as the colours use the hex-code systems, which means that if you copy one hex number from one software to the other, they will match perfectly.

Regards, Kit.


 11:35 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Not sure if photoshop will use them, but if you drop them into the same folder as your existing PS palettes, and then select "Load Palettes" from your palettes window... if they appear in the selection, you should be good to go!

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