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get-image-colors

get-image-colors

Extract colors from images. Supports GIF, JPG, PNG, and even SVG!

example color palette

Installation

npm install get-image-colors --save

This package is intended for use in node environments. It won't work in a browser because it has node-specific dependencies.

Usage

const path = require('path')
const getColors = require('get-image-colors')
 
getColors(path.join(__dirname, 'double-rainbow.png')).then(colors => {
  // `colors` is an array of color objects 
})

You can also use a buffer as an input source.

const fs = require('fs')
const buffer = fs.readFileSync(path.join(__dirname, 'double-rainbow.gif'))
const getColors = require('get-image-colors')
 
getColors(buffer, 'image/gif').then(colors => {
  // `colors` is an array of color objects 
})

colors is an array of chroma.js color objects. chroma.js objects have methods that lets you pick the color format you want (RGB hex, HSL, etc), and give you access to powerful color manipulation features:

colors.map(color => color.hex())
// => ['#FFFFFF', '#123123', '#F0F0F0'] 
 
colors[0].alpha(0.5).css()
// => 'rgb(0,128,128)'' 

If you don't like promises, you can use node-style callbacks too:

getColors(filename, function (err, colors) {
  if (err) throw err
  // ... 
})

How it Works

get-image-colors uses get-pixels to create a pixel array, then extracts a color palette with get-rgba-palette, which uses quantize under the hood.

Colors are converted from get-rgba-palette's flat array format into chroma.js color instances.

Tests

npm install
npm test

Dependencies

  • chroma-js: JavaScript library for color conversions
  • get-pixels: Reads the pixels of an image as an ndarray
  • get-rgba-palette: gets a palette of prominent colors from an array of pixels
  • get-svg-colors: Extract stroke and fill colors from SVG files

Dev Dependencies

  • mocha: simple, flexible, fun test framework

License

MIT