On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 21:59 +0200, Martin Nordholts wrote:

> It would of course be nice if the whole icon set was adapted by an
> artist to look good when color neutral, but I don't really see anyone
> doing that very soon. There are two approaches that I think will
> possible to get into 2.8 and they both somewhat involve programming:
> 1. Run the existing theme image elements through ImageMagick and make
> them all greyscale, then compose the color neutral theme from that.
> 2. Support color neutrality for all themes, i.e. programatically make
> icons color neutral and perhaps only color them when they are being
> hovered by the mouse cursor.

I don't think that is what Peter meant when he wrote that the icons
should be overhauled. Many of the current tool icons are only
distinguishable by their color. Their shapes are not different enough to
make them work without the color information. So if you removed the
color, you would only make things worse. I don't think that would help


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