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COLOURlovers API Documentation and Showcase

COLOURlovers API Documentation and Showcase


With the release of the COLOURlovers API, you can now access 1.4 million named colors and more than 500,000 color palettes for your creative projects and applications. Creating a theme editor and want to give your users some color theme options? Creating a visual project that ties keywords to colors? Who knows what amazingly creative stuff people will come up with.

Below are two showcase examples of the COLOURlovers API in action as well as the full API documentation. Happy API COLOURloving!

COLOURlovers API Usage Showcase

 

Desktop Color Search - AIR App

Desktop Color Search is an Adobe AIR app that runs on your desktop and allows you to search the entire COLOURlovers database for colors, palettes and patterns. You'll need to download the Adobe AIR runtime in order to run Desktop Color Search, you can use the link below to install AIR. (It works in both Windows and on Mac OS X)
Special thanks to Levi McCallum at FutonMedia for coding the AIR app.

Download Desktop Color Finder  |  Download Adobe AIR

 
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DEKAF LOVERS

A simple interface to COLOURlover's deep, deep palette library, it creates randomized compositions using rectangular geometry drawn by the Degrafa drawing library.
Have some fun of your own color fun with Dekaf Lovers.
 
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COLOURlovers API Documentation

Click here to go to the COLOURlovers API Documentation


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yaoisoup

OMG Excellent! I know nothing about api and all that, but AIR app - I'll be taking that! :DDDD Thank you very much!

manekineko

Awesome I'd love to put something together if I can find the time...nice job CL

inday

This comes in handy! The Desktop Color Search is indispensable tool for designers.

geeksmakemehot

OMG, I'm in love all over again.

oxox to my favorite colour geek :)

torryster

WONDERFUL~

I‘m sure it will be widely accepted as a professional color tool~

jowra

Great! I will add some random palettes to my new site.

Thanks a lot! :-)

J-man

Looks like fun, I'm going to have to play around with it.. I wonder what I could do with the image functions in php (heh, probably not much..).

consonant

AIR App. for COLOURlovers is really rocking! Thanks for coding!

eskimoblood

Thats cool. We will implement it in the upcoming colorLib for processing.

visualrinse

you all should definitely try building some stuff with this API... it's a snap!

gsmonk

Don't know exactly where to post this, but for all you PHP people on the site, I have written a PHP wrapper to the API.

phpColourLover. jsColourLover is also in the works!

J-man

Oh, that looks really good, probably better than what I'm using right now.. ^_^
So anyway, I came up with a little something in php. It takes palettes and turns them into gradients. You can search for palettes by keyword and lover, as well as get the top and new palettes. You can also choose the width of the gradient and the amount of palettes to get. It was pretty hard to get started, mainly because I never have had to grab data from an xml file (This is the first API I've really used..), and because some palettes have only 2, 3, or 4 colors instead of 5.. :P So yeah, link is here, and use all my bandwidth! Actually don't worry about it, I think I have plenty.. :P

J-man

Uh, that was supposed to be don't use all my bandwidth. No edit button.. :(

terriann

Great as if I didn't spend all my free time coming up with new ideas of projects I will never have time to finish. Thanks for adding yet another.

I'm quite excited though that you've created an API. This is one I'll definitely get to playing with soon!

ryan.detzel

Hey, I'm experimenting with the API and I've added a feature to my site so people can see any colour lover palettes for a color if they exist. I might add some more features later but I think this will help me out a lot when I'm looking for new color palettes from web designs I like.

Example:
http://www.inspirationfolder.com/site/2167/colourlovers.com.html

alecks

I implemented the API inside of Processing (of processing.org). Wrote a sketch that fills the screen with growing circles of different colors based on keyword.

In this video, the keywords used were "light spring": http://www.vimeo.com/1260802

and here is "love" with a slightly different algorithm: http://www.vimeo.com/1260839

Really glad you guys released this!

Alex

pteglia

I wonder if there is any way you could post a link to the actual download, and not to the automatic installer that Adobe uses? I am on Linux, and the beta version of Air works for most things, but Adobe's site won't let me get past the browser checker.

Thanks!

Pat

beardbar

it be really great if the badges could be put into the palettes api :)

florianplag

Hi,

I wrote a "COLOURlovers screensaver". Currently, it's only for Mac. But a Windows version shouldn't be a problem, because it is written in Flash.

You can find it here:
http://www.video-flash.de/index/colourlover-screensaver-for-mac/

I also put the Flash classes online on which the screensaver is based:
http://www.video-flash.de/index/colourlovers-api-for-flash/

Florian

FredSmilek

This will be very useful. Thanks!!

owlspook

Just wanted to let fellow Linux users know that Adobe AIR works great in Linux MINT (ubuntu distro family) ... thank you Adobe (big smile) ... I d/l'd the Desktop Color Search - AIR App and it's up and runs perfect! ... looks as if it's going to be very useful in my work/art ... have to run off to work in a few minutes but I'm eager to get home and play with it more! .. thanks to all involved! (big smile)

Dreamer7

Very good! Очень хороший сайт!

izzarian

Loved dekaf and the colour finder, but I have one issue; why are we not able to export the pallets and patterns to Illustrator like we used too? And what's the purpose of DEKAF? I love visuals but we can't export it either. Is it just eye candy?

KiwiKev

Awesome
Thanks Heaps

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