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Flat GIMP icon Theme V 2.1 by android272 Flat GIMP icon Theme V 2.1 by android272
The Flat GIMP icon Theme was created to modernize GIMP and keep people focused on their art.  I have heard it all over the web that GIMP is ugly and I wanted to change that. 

I personally like Darker themes but others Like lite themes, many people asked for a smaller theme just like GIMP comes with so I made those to. I think that GIMP is an amazing program that many people don't even give a change because it does not look a pretty as Photoshop.

special thanks to :iconknozos: maker of the DPixel theme for help with theme,  :iconzzdas: maker of the minimo for small theme text, Eckhard M. Jäger maker of the ProGimp theme for colored icons, :icondoctormo: maker of PsIcons themfor getting rid of tool box lable and help with gtkrc, :iconmigf1: for some help with making v2 of my theme, Mirek2's flat icon concept from LibreOffice and the GIMP dev team. all of you really helped make this theme.

Check out my interview with the Jupiter Broadcasting crew over on YouTube and here me talk about this theme.  Big thanks to them for letting me on the show.  If you do not already know about Jupiter Broadcasting and are a big nerd you should go check them out here or on their YouTube Channel here.

# Instillation
# =========================================================

Just extract the .zip and place it under the  GIMP themes folder:

* Linux: Copy the Theme you want and the Decor folder into ~gimp-2.8/themes

* Mac: Copy the Theme you want and the Decor folder into Aplications > Right Click Gimp and select Show Package Contents > Contents > Resources > Share > gimp > 2.0 > themes

* Windows: Copy the Theme you want and the Decor folder into C:\Documents and Settings\{YourUsername}\.gimp-2.4\themes or C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\

NOTES:  11-16-2014: I have completely rewrote these 8 themes. You now will get along with the 8 icon themes a folder called "Decor". This folder needs to be placed in your Themes directory in-order for V2 and on to work.  Icons and gtk.rc files have been moved there to conserve data for you. V1 was very memory inefficient. All the icons are now located in a icons folder in the "Decor" folder and all themes link to it instead of having their own set of icons.

I am moving to major.minor.patch versioning of Flate GIMP icon Theme. Current version is now 1.0.0. So now you can check back and see if I have made an update. To find out what version you have the zip file will have the version, you can also find this in the read me that comes with the Theme.

I added icons for GIMP 2.10 but commented them out in the imagerc. so if you are using GIMP 2.10 you can uncomment out the unified transform tool, warp tool, align horizontal fill(hfill in doc) and vertical fill(vfill in doc).

I have also been updating some icons here and there. The crop tool, free select tool and others have all been updated. So check back often I may release a silent update.

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ART License: Creative Commons License - Commercial use - Share Alike
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capn-damo Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That is a lot of great work you have put in - kudos!

I would like to modify the colours so the theme matches my IcyBlack gtk/openbox theme collection.

Before I start, are you planning any other colours soon?
android272 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been planing more colors infarct I currently am working on 56 themes or Darker, Dark, Light, Lighter in 14 different accent colors. So you can choose Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow and Gray all in a light and dark variant(eg. Dark Blue, Light Blue).  I just open the image you linked into gimp with my Dark_Blue and Light_Blue and it looks like my theme may be pretty close to yours.  But if it is not in version 3.0 of my theme I will also be making a template theme so that you can just start with a clean theme and make your own.  This will even come with SVG source of my icons so if you want to edit them you can instead of changing the colors with in GIMP.

Unfortunately this may take me a while before I get them out as all of my time is being eaten by training at work and I am still working on fixing some issues some are having with 2.1.  But if you want you may make your own fork of my theme. Everything, icons and gtkrc file are Open Source with a GPL and CC licenses.
capn-damo Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
"I will also be making a template theme so that you can just start with a clean theme and make your own.  This will even come with SVG source of my icons so if you want to edit them you can instead of changing the colors with in GIMP."

Now that will be a fantastic contribution! I look forward to it :)
android272 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. 
zifnabx Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  New member
I cannot get it to work with windows portable gimp v2.8.14 (both versions bundled by portableapps launcher or the liberkey launcher).
the edit > preferences > theme screen does display the location for the "default" and "small" themes delivered in standard with gimp.
I put your files there, and restart gimp: the folders display, but the theme is not changed when the new theme is selected.
I tried to put folder "Flat GIMP icon Theme V2" alongside default and small folders OR folders Decor/Experimental/GIMP_Orange alongside default/small -> no difference: when I select the new theme/folder after restarting gimp, no change in theme is applied.
thanks for any help...
android272 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what you tried installing GIMP(nonportable) on this computer? I have used the portable version of GIMP but I always just leave the theme as is.  also what version of Windows are you running?
tayker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Heard about your themes on the Linux Action Show. Thanks for your time in creating these themes - my favorite is the Darker Orange Small.
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks glad you like it.
Hello Andrew.  I've been trying to use your themes but I have also run into the "endless loading" bug.  When I load a theme, and then restart Gimp (version 2.8, mind you), it won't load.  Or, it takes a while to load.  I'm wondering why, exactly, it's doing this.

What happens when the theme loads?  Does Gimp have to change some of the colors of the icons?  Or, does it have to set many widgets?

Edit: Well, after meticulously walking through Gimp with gdb, it looks like when Gimp is loading your theme, it's stuck in a g_file_test() loop.  What this means... I do not know.  It could be that, when determining whether a file is opened, or whether it can be read, the function can't finish reading it.  Or it could mean anything; maybe one of the theme files is too long.  Who knows. ;)
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted you to know that I have not been ignoring you I just have been busy with my new job.
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