Skip to main content

Easy color manipulation for Python.

Project description

Authors: Mike Spindel
Version: 0.2

Palette makes it easy to perform simple operations on colors and to convert between different color systems and representations.

Sample Usage

Initialize a color object using whatever representation is convenient:

>>> c = Color("#0a0bcc")
>>> c = Color.from_rgb(255, 255, 255, a=0.5)
>>> c = Color(hls=(0.2, 0.1, 0.1))

Manipulate colors:

>>> a = Color("#aaaa00")
>>> a.lighter()
>>> a.darker(amt=0.4)

Measure Colors:

>>> a = Color("#aaaa00")
>>> b = Color("#000000")
>>> a.w3_contrast_ratio(b)
>>> a.w3_contrast_test(b)
>>> a.luminance

Convert Representations:

>>> a = Color("#aaaa00")
>>> a.rgb8.r
170
>>> a.rgb8.r = 30
>>> tuple(a.rgb8)
(30.0, 170.0, 0.0)
>>> tuple(a.hls)
(0.30392156862745096, 0.3333333333333333, 1.0)
>>> str(a.hls)
'hls(0.30392156862745096, 0.3333333333333333, 1.0)'
>>> a.hex
'#1eaa00'
>>> a.css
'rgb(170, 170, 0)'

Convert sRGB:

>>> a = Color("#aaaa00")
>>> a.workspace
"srgb"
>>> a.rgb == a.srgb
True
>>> a.linear_rgb
{'r': 0.4019777798321958, 'b': 0.0, 'g': 0.4019777798321958}
>>> a.linear_rgb = (.2, .3, .3)
>>> a.rgb
(0.48452920448170694, 0.5838314900602575, 0.5838314900602575)

Where Does Palette Fit In?

There already exist several good python libraries for manipulating color. Perhaps the two most notable are Grapefruit and python-colormath. Palette hopes to fill a niche somewhere between the two.

With respect to grapefruit, palette intends to have:

  • a simpler interface for common tasks
  • more sophistication with respect to RGB working spaces, illuminants, etc.
  • PEP-8 compliance

With respect to python-colormath, palette intends to have:

  • a simpler interface for common tasks; potentially at the expense of deep support for non-RGB colors.
  • more utilities that are primarily useful for web development
  • support for fewer colorspaces. Palette isn’t particularly interested in completionism.
  • no dependency on numpy

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for palette, version 0.2
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size palette-0.2.tar.gz (5.6 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page