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proposal green7 and cropping wallpapers

Did this email ever reach the list?

I'm wondering because nobody has shown any reaction so far...


On Sat, 2012-02-25 at 18:34 +0100, Franz Gratzer wrote:
> Hi collegues,
> I can understand, that our wallpaper layouts should fit into all usual
> proportions (4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and 16:9). Am I right, that different
> resolutions aren't a problem because they will be (hopefully
> proportionally) scaled?
> Yesterday I made my first drafts for a green theme based on the number
> 7.[1]
> I didn't expect then, that we couldn't use different files for different
> proportions. So I made four versions instead of one version. They aren't
> ment to be cut off on the right and bottom by what ever necessary. (Even
> if some of them might still work pretty good if you do that...)
> Are the wallpapers scaled for lower resolutions? It's not easy dto
> design something if most of the layout gets cut off. If wallpapers
> aren't scaled under any circumstance the only "save" place of the
> layouts would be the left top area.
> I would like to do more experiments based on different structures in the
> background and the number seven counted in those dash-counting style
> (four dashes crossed by a fifth one). I think about stone, wood, a plant
> leaf... each case the dashes formed in a proper method. Carved for
> example in stone, eaten by an insect on the leaf...)
> I couldn't find out so far how to adjust the gamma correction in GIMP
> 2.6 to exactly 0.45 like asked for on the requirements page under
> technical details.[2]
> Can anyone of you tell me where I can do this? I didn't even manage to
> find any place where I can check what the actual gamma value is.
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Themes/green7
> [2] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktop/Artwork/Requirements
> Best
> Franz

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