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Flickr Just Got A Lot Kuler!!

Adobe's Kuler technology has intruiged me for ages. One of the best image editing products I've seen in ages. Most of the implementations I've seen so far, which includes Kuler's integration into Adobe Illustrator, have targeted at generating shareable color palettes from individual user-specified colors or from palette-color drawings. But Adobe has now extended that to continuous-tone imagery for Flickr users, who can now load images into Kuler to generate image-based palettes.

This software is simply amazing. It automatically selects various color points from the uploaded image, which you can change simply by dragging the circles. Selecting different "moods" swaps various colors in and out. In Illustrator, it can generate palettes based on color "Harmony rules"--complementary, analagous, shades, and so on--and it'd be neat if it could, say, pick the most frequently occurring color in the image and generate palettes by hunting for the nearest color matches within the photo that meet those criteria.

The whole idea is also somewhat related to a recently released WordPress theme that does similar color extractions to automate your photoblog design on-the-fly to match your photos.

That said, while playing with the tool I couldn't help but imagine the even neater things you might be able to visualize using a set of palettes returned by the mass of Flickr users. If you haven't already seen his stuff, check it out. Pretty amazing.



Finally after all these years, here's to the beginning of what was there, what is there and hopefully what will remain!! So here are my thoughts & words -Online!!

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