One of our co-workers here at Tableau, Eric Hannell, has created a wonderful tool that I am sure many of you will find very helpful.
Here is his documentation for using the site: http://www.tabpal.co
I love custom palettes but I hate creating them, so I put together a little webapp to do it for me.
Everyone, meet www.tabpal.co, your friend in the tableau color palette world.
How to use:
- Give it a link to an image hosted on the web (the bigger and ‘crisper’ the image the better)
- Click the button
- Magic! (behind the scenes: tabpal finds the dominant colors in the image and creates the tableau palette xml).
- Copy the xml and paste it into your Preferences.tps file (maybe change the name to something sensible)