I'm rarely this negative, but none of the wallpapers you propose make a good example of what I'd like to see in gnome-backgrounds. On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 15:43, sisob-lists tuxfamily org wrote:
Well i've just had a quick look at a.g.o and saw these nice ones: Gnome branded: http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/gnome/163.php http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/gnome/200.php http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/gnome/223.php
I think a gnome wallpaper should be * simple. low contrast image is a must. anything gaining too much attention fails as a wallpaper. You have to perfectly see the items on your desktop. * gnome branded. a gnome2 fancy button or the simple foot shape should be part of the wallpaper But these are quite bland (including the simple.png rip-off ;). I really like the single-color-toned abstract textures that osX ships with.
This is a bad idea. Although they are great images, they a) are linux focused b) gain too much attention. People like to put photos on their desktop for some reason, but distributing some non-personal picture as a default background wouldn't make sense. Many windows theme/skinning sites have all that neat technoish wallpaper stuff that looks absolutely fab until you put it on the desktop and realise you cannot find anything on there. A nice compromise would be the stuff that garrett does with his macro photography. The field of depth makes most of the shot blurry, there are large single colored areas. check his stuff on http://linuxart.com. I would talk to him and discuss possibilities creating some wallpapers out of those images. Some of his stuff is insanely cool: http://linuxart.com/photoview.phtml?sid=03jun09-arboretum_dusk&iid=0609-185434 http://linuxart.com/photoview.phtml?page=1&sid=03jun09-arboretum_dusk&iid=0609-184114 http://linuxart.com/photoview.phtml?page=1&sid=03jun09-arboretum_dusk&iid=0609-184932 cheers -- Jakub Steiner <jimmac ximian com>
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