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Application that suggest colors based on a color

#1 Post by Marc » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:50 pm

I remember using a portable software long time ago that had a tool for that purpose but I can't recap the name.
It recomended other colors to use in combination/addition to the initial color.

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Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

#2 Post by Specular » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:03 am

I vaguely recall this as well. For the time being you could try colorschemedesigner.com, which interactively displays harmonious colors based on an initial selection.

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Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

#3 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:23 am

Marc wrote:I remember using a portable software long time ago that had a tool for that purpose but I can't recap the name.
It recomended other colors to use in combination/addition to the initial color.
There are a few color selection programs including:

Phibar
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1178

Color calculator
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1067

I also recommend Specular's suggestion for http://www.colorschemedesigner.com, which I used recently to improve a PowerPoint presentation, thanks mainly to the adjacent color analysis.
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Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

#4 Post by Marc » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:21 am

Thanks for the answers!!
I finally found it, is "MyPaint".
I had some draws from the first time I used it which had three triad harmonic colors. The files were saved in ".ora" extension and had brushes paintings. From there I checked the programs that supported it and MyPaint saves to that format by default. =)
One caveat though, the version I used at that time was 1.0.0 (it seems to be from 2010), last version 1.2 has a totally changed default interface view which may be the reason I didnt recognized it.
I find the old version to be simpler to work with colors...
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(I'm afraid it is in spanish). Translated from the top to bottom it reads:
"Harmonies: Analog, Complementary, Complementary Divided, Double Complementary, Squares, Triad."

Anyway for the latest version I recommend reading https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/wiki ... ask-Editor.
Thanks again!! :)

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Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

#5 Post by webfork » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:26 pm

Marc wrote:for the latest version I recommend reading https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/wiki ... ask-Editor
That's fantastic. I didn't know MyPaint (which is portable and in the database) could do that. Thanks for that.
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Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

#6 Post by dot » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:58 am

After reading this thread, I gave MyPaint a try on the off-chance that it might perhaps run on Win XP. The database entry says it only runs on Vista and later.

It actually does run on my Win XP. Only when I try to use the button at the very bottom, utmost right, it crashes (but that could be a general bug unrelated to XP). Everything else seems to work fine. Maybe the entry in the database should be changed, as some people using XP might think this rather nice program won't work for them?

I couldn't find the "Harmonies" feature (related colours) in the 1.2 version. But I got the portable 1.0 version from "WinPenPack" (X-MyPaint 1.0.0 [rev5]) and it does have that feature.

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Re: Application that suggest colors based on a color

#7 Post by dot » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:14 am

As I just mentioned in the thread about XP compatible software, the newest version (1.2.1) no longer runs on my WinXP.

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