Dark Theme & Toolbar icons

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budz45
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Dark Theme & Toolbar icons

Post by budz45 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:18 pm

Hi,

Right, this has probably been brought up before but I must say the standard 'colorful' toolbar icons when looked upon in the Dark theme don't look so appealing IMHO interface perspective..
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..They just don't feel right for any Darker interface theme.

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Ok, For now, instead of adding the toolbar skins feature of old xnview win (which might arrive later) why not just have XnView MP somehow auto-convert all the color toolbar png icons to Sepia level 0 / icons like these mock-ups:

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I used XnConvert to convert the icons to same PNG with the only Action being 'Sepia = 0' (I did not use any dreaded 'greyscale' as png transparency and bit depth needs to be preserved as Sepia does it.)

The color icons I think can stay for:
=drop-down menu's such as the File,Edit,View,Image,Tools,Help
=All Right-click context menu's
=the Shortcuts and Toolbar editor's in Settings

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Also for Dark theme, as in my screesnhots, may I suggest that the viewer's background canvas color get auto-changed during applying the theme to a dark-earth grey color. In my screenshots I've set the background color canvas (settings>view>[background color]) to RGB 66,66,66.

The Dark theme is potentially awesome but needs further color tweaking (not difficult) in some UI elements - at least to my taste lol. I think JohnFredC could help here too.
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Re: Dark Theme & Toolbar icons

Post by xnview » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:51 pm

In a future version, when you change theme, you'll be able to change icons too
Pierre.

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