I have a MapInfo 11 user who wishes to use ArcGIS 10.3.1 colour ramps. I'd like a seamless method to get from A to B.

So far I've screen grabbed the ramp and saved it as a raster, exported it to points, calculated the raster's RGB values into the attribute table, and run a frequency on the table.. This gave me a list of all the RGB combinations in the ramp. Apparently MapInfo users can import RGB values.

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If you're using "out of the box" MapInfo, then I don't think there is a direct way to import the values from ESRI.

However, from what you have, done already, you can modify the "theme" of a raster in MapInfo. Below is a Slope Analysis layer that I have brought into MapInfo. Note, the file is a .flt file which in MapInfo is considered a "GRID". enter image description here

By default, Mapinfo takes the Minimum and Maximum values and stretches between them as a black and white layer.

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Next, click on the "Modify Theme" button: enter image description here

Then click on "Styles..."

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You can change the number of inflections to up to 16. This will give you several values to work with.

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Then you can edit the colours as well as the values of the inflections.

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Note there are extensions to MapInfo such as Encom Discover which may have more functionality in this arena.

Also, these screenshots were done in MapInfo 15, but I think the functionality still exists in version 11.

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