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Posts tagged with 'ase'

Writing Adobe Swatch Exchange (ase) files using C#

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In my last post, I described how to read Adobe Swatch Exchange files using C#. Now I'm going to update that sample program to save ase files as well as load them.

I covered the basics of writing big-endian values in my original post on writing Photoshop aco files, so I'll not cover that again but only mention the new bits.

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Reading Adobe Swatch Exchange (ase) files using C#

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Previously I wrote how to read and write files using the Photoshop Color Swatch file format. In this article mini-series, I'm now going to take a belated look at Adobe's Swatch Exchange file format and show how to read and write these files using C#. This first article covers reading an existing ase file.

Unlike some of Adobe's other specifications, they don't seem to have published an official specification for the ase format themselves. For the purposes of this article, I've been using unofficial details available from Olivier Berten and HxD to poke around in sample files I have downloaded.

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