Importing Custom Color Palettes

Pro Tier One subscribers have the ability to change the standard color palettes for radar products. Custom color palettes give you the ability to choose color palettes that better meet your needs or viewing preferences. In this post, we’ll learn how to import custom color palettes, and we’ll walk through the process of importing an existing color palette file.

Color Palette Files

RadarScope color palettes specify which colors to apply to data values in a radar product. They’re defined in plain text files with a filename extension of “.pal” The contents of the file specify the product types for which the color palette can be used (e.g. reflectivity, velocity, etc.), the units of data values in the file (e.g. dBZ, miles per hour, etc.), and the colors to associate with those data values. RadarScope color palettes are based on the Color Table File Specification originally created by Gibson Ridge Software, with some modifications to support certain RadarScope features.

Importing a Reflectivity Color Palette

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Follow these steps to import an existing color palette file on iOS:

  1. To start, you’ll need to put the file somewhere where RadarScope can find it. Your iCloud Drive is a good place.
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the lower right corner.
  3. Select the Settings tab, then scroll down to the Appearance section and tap “Color Palettes”.
  4. Tap “Reflectivity”.
  5. Tap “Import Color Palette…”
  6. Using the standard iOS Document Picker, navigate to and select the color palette file you wish to import.
  7. Edit the name of the color palette if you wish to do so, then tap “Import”.
  8. Tap the name of the newly imported color palette to use it when displaying reflectivity products.
  9. Tap “Done”.
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