TLDR: I compared multiple tools which claim to extract colors from images, surprisingly every tool suggested a different color palette.
I am not a designer: my background is totally different. Recently, I have started focusing on the design aspect of my side projects.
While I was working on PromptMonthly, I created a background image using AI.
One of the nice things I found with AI was that some images seemed to have well-matched to colors. Intuitively, I wanted to derive the color palette from the image, so I found a tool through Google and settled on the best colors.
There was no difference this time and I decided to use the following image for the background.
The next step was to find a page which can extract colors from images. Just google for “extract color palette from image” and you will get plenty of results. I usually use the same one, but this time I was wondering if a different page would give the same or not.
The following is a comparison of different pages which claim to extract colors from your picture. I did not really look into how each of them worked. My goal was simply to see if any of them would even give the same colors.
What I found interesting: I expected the number of different colors to be fewer. There were in total 52 distinct colors. I thought that would be just a handful. It seems to extract the colors from images is much more of a science than I thought.
At least some colors were suggested more than once: