On Thu, 2006-06-15 at 09:22 -0400, Nathan Summers wrote:
> On 6/15/06, Jakub Steiner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Hi GIMP developers,
> > I write to propose a new default icon set for GIMP 2.4. As GIMP is a
> > multiplatform application it will in my view benefit greatly from an
> > icon set that follows the Tango style guidelines.
> >
> > You can preview the looks of the new GIMP icon set here:
> >
> > http://jimmac.musichall.cz/screenshots/gimp-light-tango.png
> > http://jimmac.musichall.cz/screenshots/gimp-dark.png
> >
> > http://jimmac.musichall.cz/stuff/libgimpwidgets/libgimpwidgets-GimpStock.html
> I really like them.  They seem a little more distinct from each other
> than the old ones did, which will make it faster to recognize them.
> The new eek icon is fantastic.
> The only concern I have is the small Wilbers.  They seem very square.
> While it's true that Wilber is somewhat more linear than a true
> organic shape would be, he still is much more more rounded than the
> small icons appear.
> Will you be planning to create a grayscale version as well, or would
> it be better to stay with the existing grayscale version for our users
> that prefer desaturated icons?

Hi Nathan.

Making the art greyscale is a matter of running:

`mogrify -colorspace gray *png`

The question is whether it makes sense to do it this way. It would
probably make more sense to do it in GIMP code and apply desaturation at
runtime. That way other themes can benefit from this. The need for
greyscale icons is that it doesn't take the attention from the actual
artwork (at least that's the feedback I got when we introduced color for
2.0). When doing it runtime, the icons could also show in color on mouse

As for the wilber at 16x16, I did skew him like that on purpose. It's
the equivalent of doing font hinting. The shape is not true to the high
resolution glyph for the sake of sharpness and readability.


Jakub Steiner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Novell, Inc.

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