Is there a way to extract the pantone colors from a scanned image?

I have this scanned image from a magazine that I have scanned myself, from this image I want to obtain certain colors, and I want them to be from a Pantone pallet, is there a way to do this?
To be more clear I want to do something that this tool does:

Is there any kind software for this purpose ?


For total accuracy, you would have to use actual Pantone color swatches, as e100 says. If the magazine is more than a year or two old, then that level of accuracy becomes a bit academic because the original colors will have changed due to fading.

You can get “in the ballpark” fairly easily, though, with Photoshop.

  • Open the scanned document in Photoshop.

  • Sample the color you are interested in. (Be sure to set the sample size to 5×5 or greater, because you’re probably sampling a scan of a CMYK screen. The largest sample size you can get away with is best.)

  • Open the color swatch for editing in the Color Picker.

  • Click on “Color Libraries” in the dialog. Color library (color book) swatches will replace the usual HSB color picker. The default is Pantone+ Solid Coated, but you can switch to any of the other color books.

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