In order to identify specific colors to make a palette, it is the simplest way to select a finite number of colors. If all the gradients and shades of colors were still part of the image, it would be impossible for the script to know how to pick 8 colors that are not 8 shades of the same color.
This script was a tweak on a script that came with PSP, where it would create a color palette to be used in the swatches.
In the Lab at Experimentals, I’ve seen the Color Seeds images, a photo and below or next to it a color palette from the photo. I also think that’s a nice way to show a photo. Would it be nice to make such a script, where at the bottom or next to the chosen photo, you can choose a number of colors with the color dropper that the palette makes under or next to the photo?