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Flat GIMP icon Theme v 1.0.0 by android272 Flat GIMP icon Theme v 1.0.0 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 wanted to provide people with options that make them comfortable so they can stop looking at the theme and UI.  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.

Just extract the .zip and place it under home/.gimp-2.8/themes (supposing that you use GIMP 2.8)

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, Mirek2's flat icon concept from LibreOffice and the GIMP dev team. all of you really helped make this theme.

NOTES:  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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mgroothuis Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Just one problem with this "new look" that is in Partha's installation as well: people with visual disturbances find it very hard to make out the icons and they would like to use the old coloured tool option icons, but this doesn't seem to be possible anymore? I love the look of your icons, but sadly, looking at them and working with them are 2 different things. The latter involves almost subconsciously reaching for an icon, which has been made impossible due to the overall bland colour scheme; I now have to stop and look and see what I actually select, whereas before there was a bit of colour that automatically became connected to a particular tool. The whole process of image manipulation has suddenly become much slower because of it. I don't think any of the designers have taken into account that not everyone has perfect vision :(
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited 4 hours ago  New member
You can disable the monochrome icons by either removing/renaming the "imagerc" file from the directory of the desired theme, or by opening the theme's "gtkrc" file with a text editor and comment out the line: include imagerc (put a hash in front of it, i.e.: #include imagerc).

Either one of the above will revert Gimp back to the original icons. It's not perfect, and you'll loose the "smaller" icons, but it may worth a try (at least until a colored version of the icons comes out sometime).
Orphydian Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
is this only for linux?
android272 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right now there seems to be a problem with windows 7. I have created it in Linux and do most of my testing under Linux. I am working on making it work for windows. I will update soon. 
migf1 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  New member
What problem? I don't recall facing any particular problem when testing the themes on Win7 Home Premium 64-bit.
migf1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
Nope, I've successfully tested in on WinXP 32-bit, Win7 64-bit & Win8.1 64-bit
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014  New member
Ok guys, I'm so excited about these themes, that I made a quick variation of the Dark theme that uses blue instead of orange as the main highlighting color for the UI (along with some other minor changes).

It suits my personal taste a bit better (being a Windows guy, well  most of the time, and such), but in case anyone else likes it, here it is:

Screen-shot (1920x1080 ):

I have also bundled the Clearlooks GTK2 theming-engine for Windows into the zip-file, taken from partha's Gimp 2.8.14 builds, along with a brief Readme.txt file (same stuff I described in my previous comment).

Compared to the original Dark theme, I changed the following (copied from my Readme.txt file):

The original theme is using orange as the main highlighting color for the UI.
This modified version uses blue instead. Other minor modifications include:
- a bit wider scroll-bars
- dockable panes have darker placeholders and wider resizing-handles
- tool-tips stand out
- a bit different highlighting of tools, menu-items and radio/check-boxes
- active tabs in panes & dialogs show a highlighting line at their top

Have only tested it on WinXP SP3 32-bit, but it should be just fine on any platform/os/architecture combo that the original themes get along with.
Orphydian Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
man pls feature that on deviant art and relese it!
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New member
The Dark Blue variant included in my 1.0.1 pack ( ) is pretty similar to that one.

Actually I'm re-writing the code from scratch, in an effort to make it much more flexible in future modifications (along the way I'm getting more familiar with the whole GTK2 theming thing).

Besides the code, I'm also retouching the Dark theme (for the 3rd time so far) in an effort to fix some visual glitches I've noticed on Windows XP (see the filters/tags popup menu for example). I've also used smoother contrast between foreground/background-colors & menu-backgrounds, I've made the menubar and the menu-items a bit more spacious, I've removed rounded corners from widgets (this also fixes some half-drawn icons, at least on WindowsXP... for example the lockchain icon... this may be due to the Windows implementation of the clearlooks engine though) and I've taken a bit more consistent approach in selecting items (e.g. selected items in the main menus use a shade of the highlighting-color instead of gray).

It looks something like this so far:

The idea is to make the Dark themes remind a bit of Photoshopp CS6 (and when the code gets flexible enough, I'll try to make the Darker themes remind a bit of Corel Painthshop Pro X7). I estimate it to release the whole pack by the end of this week.
android272 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic and is actually what I am working on right now.  I will look through your code to see what changes I can take from it.  Looks grate!
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