On 01/01/2016 01:53 PM, Elle Stone wrote:
On 01/01/2016 12:14 PM, Ben wrote:

Elle, Jehan, i've updated the themes to add the separators, fixed some
more KDE issues, reduced the focus padding on buttons as an expedient to
making the them smaller without having to redo anything (and changed
some of the pngs to harmonize all the themes), commented out the font
settings so people can choose as they wish to have or not, added version
numbers to the files so i can keep track of what people are using,
started a repo so i can track changes locally available here
https://github.com/Draekko-RAND/gimp-themes (which is where i'll keep
the screenshots from now on).

Ben, thank you! I tried modifying just the colors for some of the
items in the "Lighter side of GIMP" theme. It's not as easy as I
thought it would be!

Welcome, i know took me weeks to figure out even the basics :) especially considering a lot of information is outdated and lots of links to tutorials are dead. If it wasn't for a few good themes to peek at and see how it was done, i'd probably still be trying to figure it out.

I've been using the (original) "Lighter side" theme and find that in
use I actually like the wider icon spacing for the monotone icons. For
color icons, the closer spacing is compensated for by the color
differentiation, but not so much for the monotone icons. And at least
to me the wider spacing for the monotone icons seems more attractive
to look at.
Yeah sadly if i increase that it affects everything because gimp uses buttons for a lot of things (combobox, list headers, etc...) so you need to decide if you want to sacrifice screen real-estate to that or not. You can't have it both ways, not with the way the UI is hardcoded right now & with how theming works for gtk2 its no fun at all.

The new separators are very helpful. Even though I know where the
toolbox dividers are, without the separators often it was difficult to
find the place to resize the panels (something I do fairly often,
depending on what I'm working on).

I never did, but glad you find them useful, i personally hate them and how they look in gtk but thats my thing ;)

Your themes make GIMP look very nice, very professional. It seems to
me that the monotone icons are a pretty important part of that look.
For this same reason personally I'd prefer that sliders in the
monotone themese also be monontone - it just plain looks nice, and
aesthetics do count.

Thanks, and yes those icons make a difference.

I'm not sure how many themes and how many sets of icons are "too
many". But given the following:

* many differently-sized devices are used for editing images
* the wide disparity in user personal preferences
* issues with eyesight and/or hand-eye coordination that might lead a
user to prefer the wider icon spacing and/or color icons

5 is my limit since i have to maintain them and test them on all variant OSes :) Its hard to make it work across everything and time consuming to keep it up. So far i've tested them on OSX (Maverick only so far), Windows (8.1 so far), Linux (KDE, Unity, Wine under Unity) to make sure they felt the same across the board. There's only so much that can be tweaked to keep that true.

it might be nice to include two sizes for icons - the original size
and the smaller size, and also keep the original color icons in both

I think there are plans to switch eventually to svg icons which would render the point moot.


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