Working with CorelDRAW Palettes part 2, writing .pal files
Continuing my investigation into CorelDRAW palettes, this brief article describes how to write .pal files for use with CorelDRAW! 3.0.
18-bit RGB palettes are an old format used by VGA displays of yesteryear. These palettes use 6-bits for each of the red, green and blue channels and usually allowed a maximum of 256 colours from the 262,144 unique colours available. This article describes how to read and write 18-bit palette files.
A short follow up which demonstrates how to write a RIFF palette with ease.
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 posted code for working with JASC, Gimp and other palette formats. Now, finally, I decided to complete the collection and present an article on reading Microsoft's palette files.
The first of a two part series which describes how to load and save Adobe Swatch Exchange (ase) files using C#. This first article describes the file format, and provides a full example project that will read RGB based swatch files.
The second in a two part series that describes how to load and save Adobe Photoshop colour swatch files using C#. This second article provides a full example project that will write RGB and HSL based swatch files.
The first of a two part series which describes how to load and ultimately save Adobe Photoshop colour swatch files using C#. This first article describes the file format, and provides a full example project that will read RGB based swatch files.
I took a break from arguing with our GIF decoder to take a quick look at the BBM format as I have a few files in that format containing colour palettes I wished to extract. When I looked into this, I found a BBM file is essentially an LBM file without any image data, so I set to work at writing a new palette serializer for reading and writing the palette files. This article describes how to read the palettes from BBM and LBM files.