Replace Default Palette
It should be made clear that you can do what you like with the RD-D default named colour palette, since you can always get it back again. You can replace it with an extended or altered default palette, or a palette of your own. This has been explained in the preceding sections. But to get in a position where such replacement is possible, you need to use the same initial procedure of creating a new palette. If, for example, you have the default palette in current use, and you want to replace it with a ready palette of your own:
1. Re-initialize the program (i.e. either re-start it completely, or click on the "Open" button)
2. Load any picture
3. In the resulting dialogue, click on the "Continue Work on Previous Palette" button (or on the "Make Palette" button if you are sure you really do want to replace the default palette).
4. On the control panel display that appears, click on the "Load Pal" button to load the alternative palette which is stored on your HD. All RD-D palette files begin with the prefix "rdd_palette_" and end with the suffix ".zip".
5. Re-initialize the program (i.e. either re-start it completely, or click on the "Open" button) to "rub" as normal, using the new palette.
When you want to put the default palette back again, follow exactly the same procedure, except at step 4 click on the "De-fault" button instead. The default palette will be restored automatically.
That's all there is to it.
Saving Named Colour Palettes
Making Your Own Palette
Load Palette Picture
Get New Colours
Save New Palette