🎨 ASEPalette

Create and manage Adobe ASE color palettes in Ruby.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'ase-palette'


🚀 Load

require 'ase-palette'

📝 Write

# Create a palette
palette = ASEPalette.new

# Add a color
palette.add_color ASEPalette::Color::RGB.new "Red", 255, 0, 0

# Add a color to a group
palette.add_color ASEPalette::Color::CMYK.new "Yellow", 100, 0, 0, 0, group_name: "My Group"

📖 Read

# Access top-level colors
palette.colors.each do |color|
  puts "Found color #{color.name}"

# Access colors from groups
palette.groups.each do |group|
  puts "Found group #{group.name}"
  group.colors.each do |color|
    puts "- #{color.name}"

# Access all colors, including those from groups, as a flat array
palette.colors(include_from_groups: true).each do |color|
  puts "Found color #{color.name}, which may or may not belong to a group"

🖋 Edit

# Remove a color, including those from groups
palette.remove_color_with_name "Red"

# Remove a group and all of the colors in it
palette.remove_group_with_name "Group Name" 

⬆️ Export

# Store file
IO.binwrite('palette.ase', palette.to_binary)

# Send file (from Rails controller)
respond_to do |format|
  format.ase {
    send_data palette.to_binary, type: 'application/octet-stream', filename: 'palette.ase' 

⬇️ Import

# Open palette from file
palette = ASEPalette.open 'path/to/palette.ase'

# Access palette colors
puts palette
# ASEPalette 2.0
# --------------
# Red, RGB: 255/0/0, :global
# Group 1:
#   Violet, RGB: 90/0/255, :global
#   Blue, RGB: 0/0/255, :global
#   Green, RGB: 50/255/50, :global
# Group 2
#   Orange CMYK, CMYK: 0/80/100/0, :global
#   Yellow CMYK, CMYK: 0/20/100/0, :global
# Group 3
#   PANTONE Yellow C, LAB: 89/-1/111, :spot
#   PANTONE Orange 021 C, LAB: 61/66/85, :spot
# --------------
# 7 colors, 2 groups


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rspec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/sambecker/ase-palette.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.