Import Colors

When importing colors, e.g. from a brush or a tile set image into the current project's color palette then a dialog appears that lets you place the colors at specific positions:

The dialog helps you with your decision to place colors, use colors that are already available in the project color palette, overwrite colors that are unused in the project or add duplicates.

Colors that are imported from the brush are to be selected in the project's palette view. Colors that are already present in the project are pre-selected automatically.
At the top right you see all colors from the brush that are not yet imported. Place them by clicking with your left mouse button into the target palette positions. Right click on a color that is selected to return the color back to those being left for placement.

Required is the number of colors that are used in the brush image(s).

Present calculates the number of colors that are placed at target palette entries having exactly the same color. So they are not added to the palette but reused.

Added number of colors that will be added to the palette according to the selections and placements made. Added colors also means that exsiting colors have been replaced.

Left colors that are left to be imported.

Auto automatically places all colors in the largest available contiguous free slots.

Reset removes every placement selections.

Remap Brush Colors will make the brush pixels use the colors where they have been placed after import. In rare cases you don' want the brush to be modified because you only want the colors to be added to the project's palette. Then you can untick this option.


Color slots that are marked green show colors that are in the project's palette as well as in the brush colors. When you select them, they will be assigned for use. You can unselect them and place the colors somewhere else to create duplicates.
Slots that are marked red are used in the project. You can overwrite them with colors from the brush. This will affect the project pixels accordingly because they then use this new color as well.


You can place the colors horizontally and vertically.

If the colors from the brush are not sorted well enough then you can build new orders, e.g. ramps, by placing them assorted.

If you know that colors in the target project come very close to some of the brush colors then you can leave them unimported. The option "Remap Brush Colors" will then automatically find the best match in the target palette after import.

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Menu Colors

Last modified: 04 July 2020