At the start of 2014, I published an article describing how to read colour palettes from BBM/LBM files. At the end of that article I noted that Microsoft palette files used a similar format, but I didn't investigate that at the time. Since then I followed up with articles on reading and writing Adobe's Color Swatch and Color Exchange format files and I also posted code for working with JASC, Gimp and a couple of other palette formats.
Now, finally, I decided to complete the collection and present an article on reading Microsoft's palette files. These files are RIFF forms containing colour data, similar to a BBM palette being an IIF form.Read More