CultureGridNE search results are now enhanced through the addition of the CultureGridNE:colourAPP. Clicking on the palette icon (as shown above) will open a new page showing a swatch with colour data extracted from item images. This project has been partly funded through financial assistance from the Collections Trust.
Palettes can also be downloaded as a PNG image.
Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) is a file format that was introduced in Adobe Creative Suite 2 that lets users easily share swatches with colour consistency across components of Creative Suite 2 and Creative Suite 3. CultureGridNE:colourAPP plaettes are supported as Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) files. Download the palette as an .ase file to the location of your choice. In Illustrator CS2, from the Swatches palette pop-up menu, select Open Swatch Libraries > Other Libraries, and navigate to and select your saved .ase file. The file will open in a separate palette labeled with the theme name. To move these swatches to the Swatches palette, select the swatches you wish to move and, from the pop-up menu, select Add to Swatches. The swatch will be added to the Swatches palette. In Photoshop CS2 or InDesign CS2, from the Swatches palette pop-up menu, go to Load Swatches and navigate to your .ase file. Open the .ase file; your colours should appear in the Swatches palette.
You can also import .ase files downloaded from CultureGridNE:colourAPP into Illustrator CS3. From the Swatches panel pop-up menu, select Open Swatch Libraries > Other Libraries, and navigate to your saved .ase file. The file will open as a colour group in a separate panel labeled with the theme name. To move this colour group to the Swatches panel, select the group and drag it to the Swatches panel.
In Photoshop CS3 or InDesign CS3, from the Swatches panel pop-up menu, select Load Swatches, and navigate to your .ase file. Open the .ase file; your colours will appear in the Swatches panel.
In addition, Adobe Bridge allows you to view your .ase files as visible swatches for easy selection.
12:50 11 April 2011