Sixteen Color Palettes

The Assignment

Design a palette of 16 colors. Take into consideration a variety of tasks: search, sort, legibility, reproduction, and expressiveness. Rationalize your choice.

The Palettes Chosen

CMYK Uniform axis sampling Henry Chiu's Palette
Wad's Palette Paul Christie's Palette
RGB Uniform volume sampling

Reproduction of Real Images

The following images are the AMG Card test image, rendered using the above palettes. Adobe Photoshop's (v3.0) error diffusion algorithm was used in all the images.

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