This part of the programmers-palettes contains downloads for non-PC platforms, usually retro (old) hardware platforms, that are not already available in each color set. For example, Grafx2 is available on many platforms, and uses a JASC-PAL format file, as used by PaintShop Pro.
Each folder contains file formats specific to that platform. Where applicable, those may be: system palette files, palette as image, art package palette files.
There are three main reasons for this:
A color palette is most often stored in headers in an image format, but not always, like MSX screen grabs, so a palette needs to be loaded programmatically (with code).
Sometimes there are no conversion tools available to convert a GIF or PNG to a native art package format. And on older platforms, a lot of GIF conversion tools can't handle more than 256 colors. Even on PC some tools have better conversion algorithms than others, even within the same software company. For example, Adobe ImageReady produces better 256 color GIF files than Adobe Photoshop does, and can produce 16 million color GIF files.
|Atari ST, Falcon, ARAnyM|
|system palettes:||remapped GiMP palette files|
|remapped 256 color default VDI|
|remapped 256 color alternate VDI|
|palettes formats:||Control Panel .PAL|
|image formats:||.PI1 Degas / Degas Elite|
|.NEO Neochrome / Neochrome Master|
|.GIF Graphics Interchange Format|