As a bona fide, red-white-and-blue American wannabe graphic designer, I have more than my share of clever utilities which do one thing, don’t cost much, don’t take time to learn, but do that one thing very well.
If you have a Mac, a graphic gene or two, and a few designer apps to help you get through the night, here’s one you’ll like. It’s called Color Palette from Image and what it does is drop dead simple but amazing useful if you need a palette of colors from a photo or a graphic design.
It’s all handled with a simple drag and drop. Drag an image or photos onto Color Palette and, well, you get a color palette based on the colors in the photo (or image).
Color Palette is smart enough to adjust the number of colors, give you option to save the palette of colors (the whole idea of extracting them), correct or adjust gamma, and colors can be added to the color picker.
And, that’s about it. Not bad for 99-cents. Color Palette from Image just extracts the color palette so there’s really no learning curve.