Gamut is a color palette tool for designers and artists.
- Create and edit color palettes of any size. Big and small.
- Import, convert and export common palette file formats.
- File formats: ASE, CLR, GIF, PAL (JASC), PAL(RIFF), Procreate (SWATCH).
- Inspect values as RGB, HSB, HSL & HEX.
- Pick colors from anywhere on the desktop.
- Speed up your workflow with the hue-shift tool.
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This is an interesting app as far as the UI that it presents for working with colors goes, and that is its primary good point. Second good point is the dark UI even though the implementtion has issues. This app has not been updated for a long time and has not reached a version 1 yet. It was last updated Oct 4, 2017 and I am the first person to review it on Apr 13, 2018. I kind of suspect that it is yet another left for dead app on the App Store.
Some of the primary issues I have had using the app.
1) When a color is placed in the central area you cannot delete the color with the keyboard. There is a command in the menu that suggests the delete key will do it but neither delete key on an Apple keyboard will delete a color. So, it takes three clciks to select and delete a color from this cental area. There is no clear option for the central area either. If you are deleteing a lot of colors it is a lot clicking. Very annoying but at least it can be deleted with the menu option and the mouse.
2) There is no way to match the color in the central area to the dots in the upper left. If you want to know which color in your central area a dot represents you have to guess which one it might be, select it and then drag the sliders around changing your saved color while watching the dot to see which one moves. A big pain in the … I hate it. Clicking the dot should select the color in the central area and vis-versa.
3)You can work with RGB or Hue in the HSB colorspace. Those are your only choices. Which RGB it is anyones guess, I am guessing sRGB since that is the universal small colorspace everyone seems to be able to agree on even though it is missing a huge portion of visble colors but it doesn’t say. I am not sure exactly who this app is marketed to, probably web developers who only care that their color choice is available in browsers and not designers, prepress, photographers and others who want colorspace choices that are standard in our work. I say HSB and RGB, but you can’t really use one or the other here well, the sliders in the top right for example are only RGB. Another clue this app is aimed at developers is the bottom left area that gives the codes for the selected in color in many formats I guess developers care about.
4) The dark UI is good for working in low light conditions common in professional environments working with color matching and exactness. The contrast though with the text and icons is not sufficient and can’t be adjused in preferences. Oh yeah that’s right, this app has no Preferences nor a Help to figure out how to maybe use it other than spending time clicking everything to see what happens.
5) The color cube thing on the bottom right is kind of cool, I like it. I wish I could tell it to be twelve colors wide though instead of ten. Ten colors is great for the Munsell color model but bad for the standard twelve color models. If I could do twelve colors I could easily visually grab out the triads and tetrads since the spacing would be evenly divisible.
6) it really isn’t worth ten dollars for what it does. I have spent hours with it since I like dark UI color apps and I like the general concept of the graph in the upper left and the color cube in the bottom right and still end up using other apps to get my work done since the deficencies in the app are significant.
All in all I think this app is presenting color scheming with a UI I have not seen before. Cool. Too bad it is not practical to be used for design, prepress, photography, etc without being able to select the standard colorspaces used. The UI has some quirks that should be addressed regardless of the intended customer. If this app doesn’t get updated soon, even though it is curently working on High Sierra, I wouldn’t bother with it and look elsewhere for an app in active development. Apple keeps making changes to the SDKs that involve color and many color apps no longer work correctly and are just wastes of money. As this developer hasn’t shown any signs of improving their app I would be wary. For example, this app is ten bucks, Colorwell is three bucks and is a menubar app that doesn’t have the neat color UI this app does but it gives all the info a developer would probably want and is great for designers, artists, photgrhpers, prepress, etc as well. And it has great support, is a steal of a deal, and is really activily developed. Before buying this one, check out your other options and be ready to be less than thrilled with usefullness versus cost if you buy this one in its current state.
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For what i needed
Worked perfect, I needed to convert various formats to Corel PAL format and it does a great job
Crashed when importing .ASE files, so it’s useless to me
I want my money back.
I only bought this to import end export file formats, and it can’t even do the first without crashing.
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- Boris Triebel
- 13.5 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
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- © 2017 Giant Robot Army
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.