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Color Quantizer

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 5/14/2018.

Color quantizer - a small program makes it easy to optimize your images for the web. Key features: + converting any number of colors + Supports writing png8 with alpha transparency + the opportunity to set a mask for quality critical areas + convenient editing palette + Batch optimization

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer

To install Color Quantizer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install color-quantizer

To upgrade Color Quantizer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade color-quantizer


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    . (Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'helpers\GetMenuStartPath.ps1')
    # stop on all errors
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageTitle   = "Color Quantizer"
    $packageName    = "color-quantizer"
    $url            = ""
    $checksum       = "9676fa4c0187779921249ddff6f09eea0bbe66733aa784e628e854ac8d4ad4a2"
    $checksumType   = "sha256"
    $installDir     = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) "$packageName"
    $startMenu      = GetMenuStartPath
    # install zip package
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage `
      -PackageName $packageName `
      -Url $url `
      -UnzipLocation $installDir `
      -Checksum $checksum `
      -ChecksumType $checksumType `
    # add Start Menu shortcut
    New-Item "$startMenu\Programs\$packageTitle" `
        -type directory `
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
        -shortcutFilePath   "$startMenu\Programs\$packageTitle\$packageTitle.lnk" `
        -targetPath         "$installDir\cq.exe"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    . (Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) 'helpers\GetMenuStartPath.ps1')
    $packageTitle = "Color Quantizer"
    $packageName  = "color-quantizer"
    $installDir   = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) "$packageName"
    $startMenu    = $(GetMenuStartPath)
    Remove-Item "$installDir" -Force -Recurse
    Remove-Item "$startMenu\Programs\$packageTitle" -Force -Recurse
  • tools\helpers\GetMenuStartPath.ps1 Show
    # ====================================================
    # GetMenuStartPath
    # ====================================================
    # Grabs Menu Start location from registry.
    # @return   {string}    Menu Start path
    # ====================================================
    Function GetMenuStartPath(){
      return (Get-ItemProperty -Path "Registry::HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders")."Start Menu"

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  • x128


x128 © 2009


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Color Quantizer 399 Monday, August 3, 2015 approved

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