Photoshop: Extract Colors from Image to Swatches

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It would be nice if there was a simple "Extract Colors" right-click or menu option. This could be further refined to work with a lasso/marquee selection so I can define exactly what color ranges I want added to the Color palette.

Choosing "Extract Colors" could then show a little dialogue similar to "Color Table" (which I currently use with indexed versions of images)....with the possibility to delete any colors before they are sent to the color palette?
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Posted 6 years ago

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Linda King

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Jeffrey, I think this is a great idea. I have been thinking the same thing. I plan to draft a new thread on the topic.
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Chris Cox

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Please stay on the existing topic.
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Linda King

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Sorry Chris. I missed this memo. Thanks for fixing it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Harvest Colors From Image into Palette :: For Digital Painters.


Painter has a nice feature for digital painters, where you can harvest colors from an image as swatches into a palette. You can choose how many colors you want harvested. I've attached a screen shot of how it works in Painter.

Another user recently mentioned to me that he would like the option to extract colors from a selected area, rather than the entire image, as well as options to sort the colors.

And I see where Jeffery Thalberg made this suggestion a couple of years ago at this link:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

For those who use Photoshop to paint, I think this would be very handy. Would love to see if there is enough interest to get the attention of some heavy hitters, like Christ Cox. :-)

Linda

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Kuler https://kuler.adobe.com/create/image/
also has something similar, but a bit different.

The example you show above is much like creating an indexed color image from a continuous tone image - and it picks a lot of similar colors. Kuler tries to pick the distinctive colors instead. There's probably a need for both approaches, and perhaps other approaches as well.
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Thank you Chris! So happy to have your attention and feedback on this.
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Yes, please