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.

Below is a list of Open Source projects from where I got inspiration and/or code for the graphic app that I’m working on to create some art. Thank you all and keep up the good work.

Code Libraries

BitmapData Colour Palette

Async PNG encoding and merging

PNG Encode & Decode with Metadata


  • 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

  • Url:

Potrace & PotrAS


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:
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0


Exif Viewer

Color Teory

The Müller Formula (or: Predictable Color Preferences)

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