Friday, October 28, 2011

Agave - Intuitive Color Palette Management

Hello dear readers! I'm glad to be back from my vacation feeling refreshed and ready to bring you some nice Ubuntu applications. Thanks again for all of the wonderful suggestions thus far. The best way to keep up to date with all of the new programs featured here at The Daily Ubuntu is to subscribe to the site feed.

Agave is a color palette selection tool used to pick design layouts for desktop themes, web site designs, icon creation, and much more. It simplifies the process of choosing colors by generating a palette based on an initial color selection according to the selected rule and color set. Supported color sets include GNOME Icon, Tango Icon, Web-Safe, and Visibone.

Picking the initial color requires no knowledge of complex codes: all you need to do is pick a color from the grid, and Agave generates the rest. From there, it will spit out the color information in hexadecimal, RGB, and HSV form for use in The GIMP, CSS, or other implementations. You can even generate a random palette for creative assistance. As soon as you find a color combination you like, you can easily adjust it by making it lighter, darker, or changing the level of saturation. Add it to your favorites, and export it to a file for easy reference.

You can install Agave via the Add/Remove... dialog found in the Applications menu or with Synaptic (further directions found here), or by typing the following into the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install agave

OR you can click on this link, and apt will do it for you! Thank you to adn for explaining that bit of ninja magic.


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