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How do I save an index image's color map?

Sep 6, 2014, 23:52
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Rainbow How do I save an index image's color map?
Hello, I am new to GIMP, I am editing an image where the colormap NEEDS to be the same as it started once I finish editing it. Is there an easy way to save the colormap? If not I will be forced to use photoshop for this project.
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Sep 7, 2014, 00:50
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RE: How do I save an index image's color map?
(Sep 7, 2014 00:13)ofnuts Wrote:  1) As long as the image is kept color-indexed, Gimp won't alter the color map, unless you edit the colormap explicitly (Windows>Dockable dialogs>Colormap)

2) If you want to change image to full RGB and later re-index it using the same colormap, then:

- You can save the color map to a palette: open the Palettes list ((Windows>Dockable dialogs>Palettes), right-click on the list and "Import palette", then select "Image" as the source.
- When converting back to indexed (Image>Mode>Indexed) you can specify a palette to use as a colormap, so you can use the one your created earlier.

Thanks, this is what im looking for.
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