GIMP COLOR PALETTES & SWATCHES
Carol.GIMP : Color Palettes - At the bottom of the page you will find a link to download the color palettes. This page is also very helpful for learning more about GIMP and color palettes.
Color Pickin' Chooser - Drag & drop import of color schemes..Easy export/backup and restore color groups. Share color groups with others, just drag & drop. Drag & drop ini files to suck colors from other program's preferences, even whole folders of files (non-ini's are ignored) Palette support (GIMP .gpl and JASC .pal)..Export colors as cpc color groups or color palettes. Drag and drop palette files to suck out all their colors. Retain original GIMP palette and color names, even comments. color pickin chooser doubles as a capable palette converter.
Colour Lovers : GIMP Color Palette Downloads - Download Colour Lovers' color palettes for GIMP.
GIMP Extras - On this page you can find a Pantone-like palette to download for free.
Latex Beamer Color Palette - A color palette containing colors of most of the classic Beamer themes (default, seahorse, beetle, etc.) and named them according to their use in the theme (e.g. default block header, beetle background, etc.). You can use the palette in Gimp, Inkscape and any application that supports the Gimp palette format (.gpl). The palette as well as a Beamer template will be included with the next version of Inkscape.
OpenSuse : Color Palettes - This is a colour palette for use in the GIMP, Krita, Inkscape.
Palette Grabber 0.4 Firefox Addon - A Firefox plugin that creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, Flash, Fireworks, Paint.NET, or OS X based on the current page.
TigerT : GIMP Color Palettes - Save these to your Gimp's Palette directory, ~/.gimp/palettes/ on Gimp 1.0.x, ~/.gimp-1.1/palettes on Gimp 1.1.x. Then refresh palettes or restart Gimp.
The Ultimate Web 2.0 Color Palette for the GIMP - Download a web 2.0 color scheme for GIMP.
Visibone : Web Safe Color Palettes - VisiBone swatch collections are available for GIMP.
130 Ultimate Web 2.0 Gradients for Gimp - From SGlider12 on Gimp Tutorials, these 130 web 2.0 gradients can really spice up your web designs.
Carol.GIMP Gradients - A page full of free GIMP gradients.
Vista Button Gradients - The set of 2 Gimp Gradients used in the Vista Log-on button tutorial.
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