Import website colors into Photoshop in seconds
I have recently discovered Palette Grabber, a really neat Firefox extension for web designers that grabs all the colors used on a website and exports them to “color palette” file that can then be used in a wide range of image editing applications.Â Â This tool makes it really easy to see what color combinations work together and tweak them for your own designs.
Palette Grabber is a free download and works with any version of Firefox.Â Â It supports Photoshop, Flash, PaintShop Pro, GIMP, Adobe Fireworks, and Mac OS X Color Picker palette formats.
Here are instructions on how to download, install, and import the palette color file into Photoshop
- If you do not have Firefox, install it.
- Go to the Palette Grabber website and click the green “Add to Firefox” button.Â This will install the extension into firefox.Â You will need to restart Firefox for the extension to work.
- Go to the website that you would like to grab the color palette from.
- In the Firefox browser, go to Tools -> Export color palette. Selecting this command will extract a color palette for the current page and save it as a color palette file (.aco extension)
- Open Photoshop
- Go to the color swatches tab. If you can’t find it, go to the top Menu and click on Window menu.Â From the drop down options select “Swatches”.
- In the top right corner of the Swatches tab, click on the down arrow to get more options (see image below)
- Select “Load Swatches” option.Â This will load all of the colors from the palette file into your swatches tab.