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NameThatColor 1.0.3

Find human-readable color names for hex values

Provides a utility for retrieving the closest known “human readable” name for a color specified as a hex string. It does this by using an algorithm ported from ntc.js ( ).

There are 3 different sets of color definitions to choose from:
Resene ( ) html4 ( ) css3 ( )

css3 is a superset of html4.

The user can also supply their own colorfile to use. It should be comma separated hex,name pairs, and should include the leading #. Commas are allowed in names.

Currently two output formats are supported – json, and raw.


As a command-line utility:

$ namethatcolor aabbcc {“hex_value”: “#B0C4DE”, “name”: “lightsteelblue”} $ namethatcolor –color-set resene aabbcc {“hex_value”: “#ADBED1”, “name”: “Casper”}

#same as above $ namethatcolor -s resene aabbcc

#specify your own color file $ namethatcolor -c path/to/color/file aabbcc

As a library:

>>> from namethatcolor import NameThatColor
>>> Namer = NameThatColor()
Match('#B0C4DE', 'lightsteelblue', False, '#AABBCC')
>>> resene_filename = NameThatColor.color_sets['resene']
>>> resene_colors = NameThatColor.get_color_file(resene_filename)
>>> Namer = NameThatColor(color_file=resene_colors)
Match('#ADBED1', 'Casper', False, '#AABBCC')
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
NameThatColor-1.0.3.tar.gz (md5) Source 2010-09-25 25KB