Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope

The set of available colors in a computer software, graphics program or computer system. In the following picture of Microsoft Paint, you can see the available colors in its palette at the bottom labeled Basic colors.

Microsoft Palette of colors

As you can see, this palette offers generic colors that can be easily selected without having to edit the color. Like an artist with a paint palette. More advanced graphic programs such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP (GNU image manipulation program) have color pre-defined palettes with set colors and shades of colors.

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