Re: Re: anyone wanna help with gnome-backgrounds
- From: Ramzi Ferchichi <razheer bredband net>
- To: GNOME themes list <gnome-themes-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Re: anyone wanna help with gnome-backgrounds
- Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 16:56:23 +0200
I agree with Jakub.
On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 17:49, Jakub Steiner wrote:
> 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.
> > Penguin related:
> > http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/other/92.php
> > http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/other/93.php
> > http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/other/147.php
> 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:
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