Have you ever been re-finishing a room in your home and found yourself asking "What color would go well with this"? Or been working on a new website and not been able to find colors that go well with eachother?
Try Agave. Agave is a very simple application for the GNOME desktop that allows you to generate a variety of colorschemes from a single starting color. It is free software licensed under the open-source GPL License.
- Generate 6 different types of color schemes: Complements, Split Complements, Triads, Tetrads, Analogous, and Monochromatic
- Select a color that's displayed anywhere on the screen ("dropper" tool)
- Easily change the lightness or saturation of a colorscheme with a toolbar button
- Copy the hexstring (e.g. "#336699") of a color to the clipboard for use in CSS and HTML files
- Save your favorite colors to a 'Favorites' list for easy reference and export your favorites as a Gimp Palette file
- Navigate back and forward through history of previously selected colors
- Choose colors from a palette of pre-defined "web-safe" colors (more palettes to come soon)
- Drag and Drop between Agave and the Gimp, as well as many other programs
- Generate a random colorscheme if you're stuck and need some inspiration.
- User interface translated into English, Dutch (nl), German (de), Spanish (es_ES), Brazilian Portugese (pt_BR), Russian (ru), Czech (cs), and Bulgarian (bg).
January 14, 2008
I've been told that there are Agave packages available for Mandriva and Zenwalk Linux distributions.
May 26, 2007
There are Agave packages available for Foresight Linux.
October 20, 2006
Agave has been added to the official Debian repository as well. It
is available in 'unstable' As usual, you can install it with a
apt-get install agave.
August 20, 2006
Agave has been added to the official Ubuntu repository for the next
release: "Edgy Eft". You'll need to enable the universe repository
to install it. If you're running Edgy, you can install it with a
apt-get install agave.
September 18, 2005
Agave is available in the Fedora Extras repository. You can install
it with a simple
yum install agave if you have the
extras repository enabled.
Agave is currently very usable, but is still beta-quality software. It's very likely that the program has some minor bugs, and not all of the functionality is implemented yet.
The latest official release is version 0.4.4, and was released on Janurary 14, 2008. Changes since the last release include:
- New Tango-style icons from Vinicius Depizzol
New or Updated Translations
You can download the application in one of the following formats:
For more download options, and for information on what software is required to run Agave, visit the Downloads page.