A downloadable tool for Windows and macOS

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Second release correcting some of the UI issues.

- grid cells can now show up to 32x32 cells

- UI improvements to some display controls

- Lots of palettes included in the palettes folder

File format

Here is the file format for .mx2pallete

header:string = "mx2palette"

count:UInt - total number of colors

gridX:UInt - x number of grid positions (greater than 0 and less than 33)

gridY:UInt - y number of grid positions (greater than 0 and less than 33)

block of count - all of the stored colors






count is usually the same as gridX * gridY


This is a PaletteEditor used to create color palettes of any size up to 256.

Palettes are arranged in grids with a maximum of (up to) 16x16 (which is 256 cells)

There is a colorbox at the foot of the window that allows you to use brushes and mix colors

On the right is a set of default swatches. Each color in a swatch has 9 different color variations allowing for large variations in color.

You can also pick colors directly from the colorbox or right palette.

There are tools to swap colors, fade them and make the grey. There is also the ability to load images into the colorbox and automatically profile and update the main palette.

Both MacOS and windows downloads are provided and each has dynamic help to assist you whilst working.

In the Palettes folder you will find a number of predefined palettes from the 8-bit era coving atari, commodore, amstrad,etc color palettes for you to check out.

I will update this with the internal code for dealing with the palettes in your own application later ;)

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Tags16-bit, 8-Bit, Colorful, palettes, tool


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

WIN-PaletteEditor.zip 5 MB
OSX-PaletteEd.zip 2 MB


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let me know how you get on with it. Check out the different palettes in the palettes folder.

Also makes it very simple to create palettes from imported images ;)

This is awesome , many thanks, been looking for something like this for a while.