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    gulp-recolor-svg

    1.0.3 • Public • Published

    gulp-recolor-svg

    A gulp package for replacing colors within SVGs.

    Example

    Let's say I have the following SVG (named plus.svg), a blue "+" symbol:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <svg version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" x="0px" y="0px" viewBox="0 0 15 15" enable-background="new 0 0 15 15" xml:space="preserve">
        <path fill="#0000FF" d="M6.3,1.1v5.2H1.1c-0.7,0-0.7,0.5-0.7,1.2c0,0.7,0.1,1.2,0.7,1.2h5.2v5.2c0,0.7,0.5,0.7,1.2,0.7
            c0.7,0,1.2-0.1,1.2-0.7V8.7h5.2c0.7,0,0.7-0.5,0.7-1.2c0-0.7-0.1-1.2-0.7-1.2H8.7V1.1c0-0.7-0.5-0.7-1.2-0.7
            C6.8,0.4,6.3,0.5,6.3,1.1"/>
    </svg>

    Simple Recolor

    The simplest use case for this package is replacing one or more colors in an SVG with different colors.

    This gulpfile will generate a new SVG, plus--red.svg, containing a red plus symbol in place of the blue symbol:

    var Color = require("color");
    var gulp = require("gulp");
    var RecolorSvg = require("gulp-recolor-svg");
    var rename = require("gulp-rename");
     
    gulp.task("default", function(){
        gulp.src("plus.svg")
            .pipe(RecolorSvg.Replace(
                [ RecolorSvg.ColorMatcher(Color("blue")) ],
                [ Color("red") ]
            ))
            .pipe(rename({
                suffix: "--red"
            }))
            .pipe(gulp.dest("./"));
    });

    Generating Multiple Variants

    This package can also be used to easily generate multiple variants of an input image. For example, if I'm using an SVG as the background of a <button>, I can easily different color variants for the button's hover, active, focus, and disabled states.

    Given plus.svg, this gulpfile will generate four SVGs: plus--hover.svg, plus--active.svg, plus--focus.svg, and plus--disabled.svg, each with a different colored plus symbol:

    var Color = require("color");
    var gulp = require("gulp");
    var RecolorSvg = require("gulp-recolor-svg");
     
    gulp.task("default", function(){
        gulp.src("plus.svg")
            .pipe(RecolorSvg.GenerateVariants(
                [ RecolorSvg.ColorMatcher(Color("blue")) ],
                [ { suffix: "--hover", colors: [ Color("red") ] },
                    { suffix: "--active", colors: [ Color("red").darken(0.1) ] },
                    { suffix: "--focus", colors: [ Color("cyan") ] },
                    { suffix: "--disabled", colors: [ Color("#ccc") ] } ]
            ))
            .pipe(gulp.dest("./"));
    });

    API

    Color(args...)

    This is just a wrapper around the color package for Node, which provides utilities for parsing and serializing CSS colors.

    ColorMatcher(colorToMatch, [maxDifference=0.1])

    This returns a function that, when invoked with a color, will return a boolean value indicating whether the similarity of this color to the color used when instantiating the matcher is within the specified threshold.

    Colors are compared using the CIE76 color difference algorithm. Since the vision of humans is more sensitive to differences in certain colors than in others, using the algorithm allows colors to be replaced uniformly across the visible spectrum. (However, this algorithm does have certain limitations—see the linked algorithm.)

    Usage:

    var RecolorSvg = require("gulp-recolor-svg");
     
    matcher = RecolorSvg.ColorMatcher(Color("red"), 2);
     
    matcher(RecolorSvg.Color("red").lighten(0.02)); # returns true
    matcher(RecolorSvg.Color("blue")); # returns false

    GenerateVariants(matcherFunctions, variants)

    Returns a function that when passed a stream containing a file, emits multiple files—one for each variant—with the colors replaced.

    Arguments:

    • matcherFunctions is an array of functions that accept a single argument (a color) and return a boolean value indicating whether that color should be replaced. A matcher function can be an instance of ColorMatcher, or a custom function.

    • variants: an array of objects with suffix and colors properties. The value of suffix is appended to the file name of the file generated for the variant; the value of colors is an array of colors, with a length equal to the length of matcherFunctions. If a function from matcherFunctions evaluates to true for a certain color in the SVG, that color will be replaced with the color at the corresponding index from colors.

    Replace(matcherFunctions, replacementColors)

    Returns a function that when passed a stream containing a file, emits a file with the colors replaced.

    Arguments:

    • matcherFunctions is an array of functions that accept a single argument (a color) and return a boolean value indicating whether that color should be replaced. A matcher function can be an instance of ColorMatcher, or a custom function.

    • replacementColors is an array of replacement colors. The length of this array should match the length of matcherFunctions. For each function of matcherFunction, if the function returns a true value, that color will be replaced by the color at the corresponding index from replacementColors.

    See the Simple Recolor example.

    Testing

    Prior to running tests, you must install the devDependencies using:

    npm install

    Tests can be run using:

    npm test

    Limitations

    Currently, only fill and stroke properties are supported.

    These properties will be replaced if they're set in any of the following ways:

    • As attributes (<path fill="red" stroke="blue" />)
    • As properties in a style attribute (<path style="fill: red; stroke: blue;")
    • In a stylesheet (path { fill: red; stroke: blue })

    This package only works with solid colors; colors with transparency aren't supported.

    Install

    npm i gulp-recolor-svg

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    219

    Version

    1.0.3

    License

    MIT

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