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Gimp Palettes by nevit Gimp Palettes by nevit
Some GIMP palettes.

For those new to GIMP.
After downloading the zip file, unzip the contents into any folder. There are 11 files with .gpl (Gimp palette) extension. Copy the ones you want to use into :

C:\Documents and Settings\your user name here\.gimp-version here\palettes (in windows)

Do not copy the folders to GIMP palettes folder. GIMP does not look in sub-folders.

To open the palettes.
1-Use Windows > Disabled dialogs > Pallets.
2-Double click on the ones you intend to use.

To use the palette with Inkscape, copy palette file into appropriate directory. usually ...\inkscape\share\palettes

You can also use the above image as touch palette, used with color picker in any application.

Other GIMP addons by me: [link]

Here is a bit more detailed instructions from ~lily64

I am a Gimp nuvie (I just installed GIMP 2.8.0 and opened it for the first time about 1 hour ago). How's that for new? LOL.

In any case, I am not sure what version of windows are you using but I am assuming is not "Windows 7" which is the version I use and one of the reasons I had a bit of trouble and had to do research to install these palettes. So I wanted to share with you what I learned, in case you want to include this information in you instructions.

first of all the root folder to save the files is:
C:\Users\your user name here\.gimp-version here\palettes (Windows 7 does not have a "C:\Documents and Settings" anymore).

Then, In GIMP, (I don't know if they are the same for any GIMP or other Windows versions) but these are the steps I followed to get the palettes to show.

Open the "Palettes" tool bar
Click "configure this tab" button and select
- Palettes Menu
- Import Palette

In the "Import a New Palette" window

- Select "Palette file" and click the "folder icon"
- double click "your user name"
- double click ".gimp-(your version)"
- double click "palettes"
- select the palette to import
- click "Open"
- click "Import"

Any way, I think this information would be most useful to other "inexperienced" users like me :)

Many thanks go to ~lily64 for instructions.
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Charliesan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   General Artist
Thanks! I have tried recently Autodesk Sketchbook Pro -nothing really fancy about it really- the only thing I envy was the cool "copic palettes presets" the program has, now I finally have something like it on Gimp :D Do you have more?
Cloudspun Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much for this, this is exactly what I was looking for. :)
D3struxion Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Vry useful, thnx
YuiHime Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
A very belated thank-you, I just tried these palettes a little and they're much more comfortable to my eyes than any of the ones I was previously using!
Phoenixin55 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very nice thank you. Had no trouble with installing..
Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you. here's a llama!
LounaJefferson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing!
ObsidianKaesken Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just so you know, for the updated Windows, the palette file location is located:


PC is my computer's name. I'm using Win7.
Angelic-Cutie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
ShyKylee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Ach! It's not working! I'm a COMPLETE IMBECILE when it comes to computers.
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