New shiny application to check your images for color issues!

New Feature on HCLwizard.org!

A new feature was just released on HCLwizard.org. The HCLconverter allows to upload an existing png/jpg/jpeg image and check for possible color-blindness issues. The uploaded image will be converted to different color-blind vision. Have a look before you publish!

It was one of these raining autumn weekends where I’ve found some time to work on some fun stuff! The result is a small extension to hclwizard.org. The website now provides a second application which allows you to check your own images regarding color-blind issues.

HCLwizard Converter

The HCLwizard Converter allows you to upload a png or jpg/jpeg image and to simulate different color-blind vision including protanope vision, deuteranope vision, tritanope vision, and a monochromate version (or black and white version; for people with full color-blindness).

This allows you to check you graphs, maps, and images before you provide them to the public or submit them to a scientific journal. Just as a reminder: about ten percent of all Europeans suffer from a partial or full color-blindness, so please keep this in mind and, if required, come back and use our HCLwizard Converter to check for possible problems with the color map you’re using!

An example of a spatial map and a photo converted using the HCLwizard Converter.

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This is the first release of the HCLwizard Converter and there might be some bug’s in the software. If you notice something please do not hesitate to send me a message (contact)!

Have a nice and colorful weekend!

All best, Reto

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