Advanced color picker written in C++ using GTK+ toolkit
C++ C Python Lua NSIS Yacc Other
Latest commit 68f6f31 Dec 15, 2017
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Gpick - advanced color picker and palette editor.

Gpick is an application that allows you to sample any color from anywhere on the desktop, and use it to create palettes (i.e. collections of colors) for use in graphic design applications. Gpick also has other features that help in the creation of color palettes, such as:

  • The ability to create a palette from an imported image
  • Automatic naming of colors
  • Color scheme generator
  • Import and export from various file formats

Building from source


Some of C++14 features are required. Compilation is currently only tested on gcc version 5.3.1.

Build dependencies

SCons 2.4 or newer: a software construction tool (

Ragel 6.8 or newer: state machine compiler (


GTK+ 2.24 (

Lua 5.3 or 5.2 (

Expat (

Boost 1.58 or newer ( Used libraries:

  • Filesystem.
  • System.
  • Interprocess.
  • Test (only when building/running tests).

Optional dependencies

gettext ( Required if ENABLE_NLS is enabled. Required by default.


scons to compile all files and place executable file in build/source/.

scons install to install executable and resources to DESTDIR. By default DESTDIR is /usr/local.