User Defined Palette Editor
Palettes are used in map projects, the sonar viewer and for track points within the track editor. ReefMaster comes with a number of predefined palettes, and further palettes can be created and edited in the palette editor.
Opening the Palette Editor
The palette editor is contained in the Palette Editor page of the Global Settings window.
Adding and editing a new Palette
A palette is simply an ordered collection of colours, used the provide colours for track point and map project depths, and the strength of the signal return in the sonar viewer.
·ReefMaster palettes can be defined with up to twelve separate colours.
·The gaps between defined colours are interpolated for RGB palettes.
·The nearest colour is used for AT5 palettes - there is no interpolation.
To add a new palette;
·Click one of the Add Palette buttons (2). Palettes can be either AT5 or RGB and cannot be changed once they have been created.
·A new, empty, palette is created and added to the palette list (3).
The new palette is shown in the Edit Palette section at the right of the window (see below), with a list of empty colour slots.
To delete a palette, first select the palette in the palette list, then click delete (1).
Adding colours to the palette
Each colour slot for the palette contains a separate colour picker control (1); fill the slot with a colour by choosing a colour in the picker or, for AT5 colours, from the drop-down colour selector.
The full palette is interpolated from which ever colour slots a populated; if a single colour is populated, then the entire palette will be of that colour. To create a simple gradient from one colour to another, populate the top and bottom colour slots with the required colours.
AT5 palettes do not interpolate between specified colours. Instead, the last colour is repeated until the next colour is encountered.
To clear a colour from the palette, use the clear button (2). The whole palette can be cleared by clicking the Clear Palette button (3).
The appearance of the interpolated palette is shown to the right of the edit area (4).
Once the palette is complete, click the save button. Empty colour slots will be filled with interpolated colour values.
Exporting and Importing Palettes
User defined palettes can be saved to file, so that they can be moved between different ReefMaster installations or shared with other users.
To export all user palettes, click Export Palettes (4, in image above) and specify a filename in the file save dialog. All user palettes will be saved.
To import palettes, click Import Palettes and locate the required palette file, which will have the file extension .rmpxml. All palettes within the file will be imported.
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