The table below lists all of the colour palette forms that Cyotek Color Palette Editor can support.

18-bit RGB VGA Palette 1palYesYes
24-bit RGB VGA PalettepalYesYes
Adobe Color TableactYesYes
Adobe Photoshop Color Swatch 2acoYesYes
Adobe Swatch Exchange 3 4aseYesYes
CoreDRAW 5 6pal, xmlYesYes
DeluxePaint Image 7bbm, lbmYesNo
JASCpal, PspPaletteYesYes
Microsoft RIFF 8palYesYes


Not all palette formats support all given features, e.g. grouping or swatch names. Some formats also support a greater color precision than other formats. If you convert a palette from one format to another, or save a palette with features not supported by the format you are saving as, some information may be lost.

In addition to the first party palette support listed above, Color Palette Editor can also import and export to other file types. Custom templates can also be defined, allowing palettes to be exported to bespoke text formats.

Cyotek is very interested in adding support for as many formats as possible. If you require support for a given format not currently available in this application (for example, formats belong to applications of yesteryear) contact us with details and we will look into adding support.


  1. This format is used by old DOS/Windows games such as Command and Conquer, Powermonger, Ultima 4, Stonekeep and many more
  2. HSB and Lab spaces are not currently supported
  3. Groups are automatically flattened as the palette editor UI does not support groups yet
  4. Only RGB colour space is currently supported
  5. PAL or XML palettes only. Legacy binary palettes not currently supported
  6. Only RGB and CMYK colour spaces are currently supported
  7. 8bit color images only
  8. Extended palettes are not currently supported
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