Free Color Palettes
Abstract: In ancient times, people shared content. This article holds an ever-growing list of free (like beer) color palettes. Including downloads, uh?
© Copyright Daniel Krajzewicz, 13.11.2016 00:08, cc by-nc-nd
I needed some nice coloring examples for my Lindemayer application ALSOG. I found a very nice collection composed by someone who I assume called himself “Wizzle”. I knew that these palettes have been available “for free”. But when trying to revalidate this, I had to realise the site was no longer existing. So, for not let this — and other, similar — data die, I decided to set up this page.
Below, you may find some collections of gradients, from different sources. The downloads are available as GIMP-palettes. You may use the PaletteConverter I wrote to convert them into a different formats.
This is the collection mentioned in the introduction. “Wizzle” seems to have contributed quite some things to Fractint. The original web site located at http://wizzle.simplenet.com/ is offline, but there is already a different mirror of the palettes at https://github.com/rm-hull/webrot/tree/master/resources/private/maps.
Finally, I found a copy of Wizzle's page on the web archive from the year 2000. It states the following: “Fractint currently comes bundled with 27 color maps which were developed quite some time ago. In an effort to update the maps, the members of the Fractint email list were asked to submit their best color maps. In the table below are the submittals, organized by type of map.”. I would thereby assume the licence to be “public domain”. Praise!
Download: all_maps.zip (Fracting .map files)
We are humans, so am I. I tried to reveal the origins and licences of all files included on this page. Let me know if I made a mistake.
I hope some further palettes will be included in the future.