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.
In my previous articles on reading and writing colours from various palette/swatch formats, I left CMYK conversion as an exercise for the reader and only demonstrated RGB aspects. This article demonstrates how to convert colours in CMYK format to RGB and vice versa.
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.
The [ColorPicker Controls](https://github.com/cyotek/Cyotek.Windows.Forms.ColorPicker) have been updated to version 184.108.40.206. This is a fairly substantial update, with quite a few bug fixes and enhancements to the code. I'll also briefly discuss plans for future updates to the library.