I did not go through all of the 2525 color lines, and many of those
lines were given to me, as is, like the Crayola colors.
Some duplicates may be in color sequences, so they need to stay. Some
are not and can be removed. Some non-working colors will be fixed or
removed [as the case with the colors I was given]. Some of the colors
only have a hex code for their names, since those colors are a sequence
of color shading and did not have names assigned to them. I feel that
just calling them things like "red hue 15 shading 3" would not be any
good, since it would be a made up name. Yes, all of the names have been
made up, but I will not create names for these colors, like "rosemary
pink" or "coral sea foam green". How paint companies come up with these
color names is a mystery to me.
Of course, some say there are too many colors to choose from. Some would
like more colors. I was thinking about looking into more colors and
their shading towards white. The red hues need to be found and the
shadings. Maybe some of the named colors could be placed in hue order
instead of alphabetical order.
There are several things that bother me about a single large Franken-palette
of this nature.
- Swatches are generally not in visual (gamut) order, which they need to be
- They are rarely designed for the current 8-column (v3.x - v4.1) or
upcoming 12-column (v4.2+) colour picker in LO.
- Combining several palettes into a single file defeats the entire point of
a palette, which is to /restrict/ the number of available swatches.
- This particular example includes proprietary (Pantone) details, which is
especially of concern. The matter of including Pantone palettes in other
free / open products such as Scribus, GIMP, and Inkscape, is a long running
and ultimately pointless initiative.
In honesty, we as a community should be aiming to create our own libre
palettes, with an arrangement of hues and tones that are suitable for the
colour picker. There are a few attempts by others available on the net, but
I will see what I can come up with. The problem of naming hues and tones is
always a serious challenge. I tend to prefer CMYK, RGB, HSL, or similar
types of codes over generic names, such as "Antique White 1", although I can
understand the desire for this type of subjective naming.
Kind regards, Owen.
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