It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the US, people. What better time than this to say “thank you!” to those developers and artists making their awesome work accessible for public reuse.
BitmapData Colour Palette
- Description:Algorithms for extracting interesting color palettes from an image.
- Author: Justin Windle
- Url: http://blog.soulwire.co.uk/code/actionscript-3/colourutils-bitmapdata-extract-colour-palette
- License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
Async PNG encoding and merging
- Description: A pretty cool PNG encoder that allows for large Bitmap encoding with synchronous and asynchronous methods.
- Author: Eugene Zatepyakin (http://www.inspirit.ru/)
- Url: http://blog.inspirit.ru/?p=378
- Url: http://code.google.com/p/in-spirit/wiki/PNGEncoder
PNG Encode & Decode with Metadata
- Description: PNG Encoder with Metadata Encoding and Decoding Methods (yep, those Adobe Core Libs are falling behind feature-wise.)
- Author: st33d (http://robotacid.com)
- Url: http://wonderfl.net/c/oVSK
- License: MIT license
Description: Fantastic Library for handling colors. In their own words:
Mojocolors allows you to work with color in Actionscript in a very natural way, for example by using HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) for color manipulation. […] Color theory / harmony rules, different shades of the same color, sorting by brightness or hue or saturation, creation of gradients and much more are implemented.
Author: Philipp Laeubli
License: GNU General Public License v2
Potrace & PotrAS
- Description: Potrace is a very effective utility for tracing bitmaps and PotrAS an AS3 port.
- License: GNU General Public License v2
- Url: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/nitoyon/20071002/potrace
Iconic Icon Set
- Description: A cool, clean and minimal set of vector icons that come in many flavors (raster, font set, swc…)
- Author: P.J. Onori (AKA Some Random Dude)
- Url: http://somerandomdude.com/projects/iconic/
- License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
- Description: Online tool for EXIF and Metadata analisys of image files.
- Author: Jeffrey Friedl (http://regex.info)
- Url: http://regex.info/exif.cgi
The Müller Formula (or: Predictable Color Preferences)
More than half a century ago, Aemelius Müller, professor at the academy of Winterthur, Switzerland, came up with a formula that could predict the appreciation of a color-combination. In other words: Müller was able to predict which combination of colors most people would probably like.
Author: Darius A. Monsef IV (AKA COLOURlover)