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Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:49 pm

Ok, now that the team is official, we need to get art going into the repos, and on the wiki. We also need to get some tools, and links set-up so that Husse can get stuff into the newsletter, and for Clem to get things into the repos, (as soon as I can get .debs made, anyone wanna help me out on this?)
There are certain things that we need for the art to be added to these sections however,

1) The wallpapers need to be made in high res, and both normal and widescreen formats.

2) The source, or SVGs, (or PNGs if bitmap image) need to be supplied so that anyone can access, and modify it to to their liking.

3) I am going to be getting a place set-up for the artwork to be posted, most likely on the Wiki, but maybe on the Mint-Art page, or here in the forums, this is where I would like to have the artwork posted once it is in place, also this is where I would like to have the sources for said artwork placed.

Anyone is welcome to submit art, and are encouraged to get involved, this is going to be a community project, for the community, by the community.

We need to get things rolling on some new art, and I have seen alot of new wallpapers on the forums, and they are looking really great, (I need to get going on some art as well, as I have been lacking on new art lately with getting things set-up for the art-team.)
If you have not registered on the Mint Wiki, please do so, as this is going to be a main place for alot of the art, you can do so by going to http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Development and just register, we are (obviously) the Mint Art section.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby Husse on Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:35 pm

and links set-up so that Husse can get stuff into the newsletter

I think it is sufficient for the newsletter to have a link to mintArt (or two considering both forum and wiki)
If you can move things over so we unify or centralize how mintArt is shown it would be nice
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:24 pm

Ok, I'll work on that.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby Jernau on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:44 am

McLovin wrote:1) The wallpapers need to be made in high res, and both normal and widescreen formats.

Maybe we should exactly specify the minimum resolutions we require - that way there can be no misunderstanding over what is considered 'high res'.

I would suggest 2560x1600 and 1600x1200. I realize that not many people can make use of a 2560x1600 resolution wallpaper at the moment, but I don't think it hurts to future-proof the creations a little (plus, selfishly, it means I'll be able to use them ;)).

What do you think?
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:43 am

Basically, high res means, higher res than your desktop will ever need, this way we can size them to what ever is necessary, and not loose any detail.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby Jernau on Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:00 pm

McLovin wrote:Basically, high res means, higher res than your desktop will ever need, this way we can size them to what ever is necessary, and not loose any detail.

I'm not sure that "higher res than your desktop will ever need" is a very realistic aim when we're talking about bitmap files. What resolution do you think people will be using in five years? In ten?

My own Linux Mint wallpaper files (multi-layered originals, PNGs, textures, etc.) already take up over 1.5GBs on my hard drive, and that's only with 2560x1600 and 1600x1200 resolutions for each.

I recommend that we consider setting a realistic resolution for people to aim for, though I'm open for suggestions as to what that should be.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:21 am

Ok, let me talk to Clem and see what res he would like to have. I am working on getting a place to put all the wallpapers, we can post some to the Mint Art site, you get to it here. Register there, and you can post wallpaers there. I am also going to be post wallpapers to the Wiki s Husse can get them into the newsletter, (via a link)
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby ed@Mint on Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:57 am

Wouldn't links to the mintArt site be enough ?
I don't really understand why to duplicate stuff on both the mintart site and the wiki...
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:57 pm

We need a place for GTKs, GDMs, Icons, etc. MintArt site is alot of wallpapers, slash screens, etc, however I can change that very easily.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby ed@Mint on Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:06 am

McLovin wrote:MintArt site is alot of wallpapers, slash screens, etc, however I can change that very easily.

Yeah, the mintart site need a bit cleanup.
Why not make it a bit like kde-look or gnome-look...
Just centralize stuff, sp you get access to all these in a single place and no more need to search forums and wiki and mintart site.

I think the mint art site is being under exploited at the moment.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby kanishka on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:33 pm

ed@Mint wrote:I think the mint art site is being under exploited at the moment.

That's so true. We have tons of awesome art, but so little is in the portal. :(
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:59 pm

Well the stuff from the MintArt site is not in portals, that is something that we are working to get done, as for reformatting the MintArt site itself, I am working that, and should be able to get it reworked shortly, I will post as soon as I get that done. I agree that the MintArt site is VERY underutilized at the moment, and hopefully this will change.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:54 pm

Ok, the resolutions needed are as follows.

Widescreen format: 2560x1600

Fullscreen format: 1600x1200
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby eagle on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:39 pm

Hey, first off I would like to say thanks to McLovin, et al, for all the work you guys have been doing on this! I don't know if this is the correct place to put this, but I had a couple ideas for the MintArt site.

If a certain wallpaper has a GDM/KDM theme or splash screen based on it, it would be nice to be able to find them quickly. Or vice versa, if you find a nice GDM/KDM theme or splash, it would be cool to find the matching wallpaper quickly. So the idea is to have a "related artwork" tab, that would have the links to all the different artwork based on the same picture. These could be added by either the artist or the MintArt mods.

Another similar idea is to have a "suggested theming to compliment this artwork" tab. If the page was for a wallpaper, this could have links to icon sets and GTK/Qt themes that work well with that wallpaper. Or if it was an icon set page, it could have links to a GTK/Qt theme that looks nice with it, and perhaps a couple select wallpapers (maybe limited to wallpaper of the week winners) that also go nicely with that icon set.

The concept behind these ideas is to make it easy for a user to configure his desktop so that it all goes together nicely. So if he finds a wallpaper he likes, he can get a GDM/KDM, splash, icon set, and GTK/Qt theme that helps him have a unified desktop look. Again, if he likes the look of a certain GTK/Qt theme, he can find all the other things as well.

I hope I made myself understandable. I don't know if this is possible/realistic, but I think it would be cool. Zwopper suggested a similar idea in the wallpaper of the week thread, as far as getting matching wallpapers, themes, etc.

Things are coming along, keep up the great work guys!
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby McLovin on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:51 pm

I am working on getting the MintArt site set-up for that, I am just having a little trouble finding the right plug-ins for the site to allow this. I may start a new site, on another server to experiment with these ideas before trying to do a full implementation to the MintArt site so that things don't get all messed up on the main site.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby wanpakboy on Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:17 am

concerning the source for photographs. should this be a tiff png? its not practical to upload the raw file.
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Re: Mint Art formatting

Postby mitsuzero on Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:36 am

im thinking to post a diferent "scale" of the image or wallpaper....
example:
blahblah.png (1600x1200)-
blahblah.png(1440 x 900)
blahblah.png(1600x1200)
its a example... many sites have it....
arranged in screen resolutions
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