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  • 2020 fev 21: Maintain links and page.
  • 2013 jan 04: Remove tar.gz for a zip, add license.
  • 2009 dec 25: First version released.

Download :

The 2 *.gpl files are compressed in this archive : ( 5KB )

Install :

Extract the archive, the two gpl files are compatible with Gimp , Mypaint post 1.1 and Krita

Infos :

Classic kit ( by default in Mypaint 1.1 ):

The aim of this kit is to mimic color range met in traditional art ( exept for the last raw : digital RGB + CMYK pure colors.

All color kit ( by default in Mypaint 1.1, Krita, GPS ):

The "All color kit" is a kit for having a wide range of colors. The kit mimic on the top a traditional Photoshop palette ; some user are really used too, it's became a classic. On bottom there is large gradients from white colored passing at middle to the pure color and finishing to the black colored tone, large gradient from a pure color to another one ( ex ; pure digital red / to yellow ), at the end various skin tones.


This palettes are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 to "David Revoy,". This attribution is necessary in case of redistributing, commercializing, or modifying the palettes. This attribution is not necessary in case of usage (you can paint any artwork you want with it, you still own totally your artwork). This attribution is not necessary in case of doing screenshot/screenrecording of Krita and have the palettes visibles.

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link Jolan   - Reply

Great !!!
Really Usefull

link Nathan   - Reply

Thanx a million... always have had trouble with a proper pallette!

link moalex   - Reply

Thank you, mister Revoy ^^
This will be a lot helpful, for sure.

link Sévérino   - Reply

Bonne Année et mes Meilleurs Voeux pour 2010 ! Un santé de Fer et des couleurs à profusion !

Merci BEAUCOUP pour le Cadeau, je vais tenter d'installer tout cela sous gimp et mypaint 0.71 (cela doit être pareil sous la version 0.8 qui n'est pas encore sortie...)

Grâce à DURIAN j'ai découvert ton art, GPS et mypaint !! MERCI ! MERCI !!

A bientôt,
ps : Je pensais que tu allais continuer le projet DURIAN jusqu'au bout... snif...

link David Revoy Author, - Reply

Hey Thanks a lot for the comments !
@moalex: ;-)
@Sévérino: Avec plaisir et merci pour tes voeux, pour Durian je devrais me remettre à travailler dessus en février, mais pas à plein temps.

link C Stockton   - Reply

Thank you, I'm just getting started in Gimp, and GPS. This will be useful.

link Cat   - Reply

Merci, je viens juste de l'installer dans mes Gimp palettes ^_^

link ag   - Reply

Just wanted to mention, that users of Arch Linux can get now this pre-installed when using gimp-studio package (

link William   - Reply

thanx for the paletes.. they are SUPER!

I do not see how to load them up for MyPaint.. it is not easy, version 0.8.0


link David Revoy Author, - Reply

Thanks all !

@Ag : I included your link in my DVD Chaos&Evolutions for ArchLinux users. Thanks !

@William : Palettes for Mypaint were for the Iportnov branch developement ( 0.7 ) . Maybe the palette will re-appear in the 0.9 series. If you install your version from Giterious source code, you can switch to the Iportnov branch and use his version with palette.

link eukleyv   - Reply

Hi, I'm working with Windows Vista and my MyPaint hasn't a "Load Pallete" submenu :(

Is there any other way to install it?

link tayete   - Reply

Hi, I love your work (and your goodies too!). Just a question: is there a way to load your colour palette in the new version of MyPaint?
Thanks a lot!

link REVOY David Author, - Reply

Hi Tayete :
Thanks for the comments ; unfortunately, the feature 'palette' for Mypaint is still not at the horizon of 0.9.2 or 1.0 ...

link AS   - Reply

I'm using GIMP 2.6, and i just downloaded your palettes, but I can't seem to figure out how to have them appear with the program. I followed the instructions and put them in the proper folder. Any advice?

link REVOY David Author, - Reply

@AS : If the *.gpl palette files is well pasted into (your-user-name)/.gimp-2.6/palettes/ , you should saw it in Gimp.
Try when open Gimp , try in the menu bar to go to Windows>Dockable Panel > Palettes ; and in the palette panel, go to the top : the name is "1-All color for good choice". You can double click on it to use it.

link kot-barbos   - Reply

Another good stuff from Deevad! ;)

link Silvio Grosso   - Reply

Hi David,

Thanks a lot indeed for your last contribution: luckily for us, you never quit! :D

Just in case someone is interested, I have read there is a new feature in the "upcoming" stable Gimp 2.10 release (to be released somewhere at the end of 2013...) which concerns the palette tool as well.

Here it is.

Here is the first YouTube video concerning this new feature (there are 4 of them):

Happy new year 2013 to everyone

Silvio Grosso

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Silvio Grosso : Thanks for the link Silvio ( and Happy New Year ! ) ; I ignored those improvements. They feel really advanced. Good because I wouldn't mind to use Gimp as a palette editor now Mypaint and Krita are compatible with the palette files. I actually do it. Thanks again, good info.

link Ralf Schoofs   - Reply

Happy New Year and thank You very much for the palettes. I appreciate Your work!:D

link syahmi   - Reply

looks cool, but how do you want to make it appear on krita? I use krita 2.8 version

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@syahmi :Hi, you don't need those in Krita 2.8. This one are from 2009 ( 5 years old ) and I'm maintaining the palette into Mypaint and Krita nowadays ( the default ones you have at install ).
Just open the Palette dockers ( Settings > Dockers > Palette ) and on the bottom left icon, switch the palette.
'Classic one' = 'Default'
'All colors' = 'Gradients' ( also splitted with 'Ps' )

link syahmi   - Reply

Thanks. I,m still new in this field. There are still many things I didn't know. BTW, cool tutorial you have here. There is a lot of things that I learn from it. keep up the good works. (sorry for grammar mistakes. english is not my mother language ).

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@syahmi : I can understand you very well. Thank you ! It keeps encouraging me for next tutorials.

link Morten   - Reply

There is an error when unzipping the file with the palette. It says: "THere are som data at the end of the payload data...."...

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

@Morten : Hey sorry for late reply, I was traveling. The tar.gz original link open without any problem on GNOME Archive Manager here. I added an alternative link ( zip ) today , maybe *.zip are a bit easier to read for other archive manager. Thanks for the repport!

link Taposy Rabeya   - Reply

It's really useful and helpful. Thanks for sharing.

link Alan   - Reply

Merci, c'est ce qui me manquait pour me sentir bien à l'aise avec MyPaint :-)

link José   - Reply


Could you please tell me what is the GPS Software I saw in many comments ?

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Hey José, GPS was not really a software ; it was a 'configuration folder' to patch an old version of Gimp 2.6. This configuration folder gave to Gimp a better aspect, shortcut, more brushes, gradients, presets and palettes. The acronym GPS means 'Gimp Paint Studio' . It was a project started by the artist Ramon Miranda on the ex-Google-code platform, around 2008. I joined it after my first Dvd Chaos&Evolution in 2009. The refactoring of brushes on Gimp 2.8 did break a bit the project, and artists around started to get more interested into Krita where the Krita team directly merged all th GPS resources in main code. That's all :) ( wow, I realize it's story almost 10 years old now....)

link José   - Reply

Oh ok, sorry about the silly question :)

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

No problem, and not silly at all :)

link The Gimp   - Reply

Hi I was looking for the traditional PhotoShop color swatches for GIMP and found your incredible post containing the two palettes for download. Unfortunatley I can't download the zip file. Has the file been deleted or did you make the download available elsewhere?

link The Gimp   - Reply

Never mind. I was able to download the file using Safari. Brave browser was blocking the download for some reason.

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