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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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ART License: Creative Commons License - Commercial use - Share Alike
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FGStnr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for those awesome themes :)
mgroothuis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
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 :(
android272 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have taken into account that some people would like to use other icons and even the older icons and I am working on making it easier for you to choose what icons you would like to use.  There are a few icon themes for GIMP and you should be able to chose which ones you like best and what works best for you. migf1's suggestion should work. deletign the file will revert the icons back to the old ones.
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014  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 Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is this only for linux?
android272 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  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 Oct 1, 2014  New member
What problem? I don't recall facing any particular problem when testing the themes on Win7 Home Premium 64-bit.
android272 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There have been some people running into problems with my theme on windows. Now you have noted a fix in other comments, but I still see this as a problem. Granted its more of a GIMP, windows, GIMP on windows problem but its still a problem.
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2014  New member
I believe there's nothing more you can do, unless you're willing to give-up on the clearlooks theming-engine and redesign the themes using either the pixmap or the wimp theming-engine instead, because those two are bundled with the official distribution of Gimp 2.8 for Windows. However, AFAIK pixmap is a lot slower than clearlooks, and wimp is a Windows specific engine.

Nevertheless, I suppose you can do what I did in my modification of your excellent themes ( ). That is, add the line:
  engine "clearlooks" {}
at the end of the default style, in the gtkrc files,  and include the Windows version of the clearlooks engine in the distribution pack of your themes (along with short instructions for Windows users).

So far, I've tested this way your themes and my modifications of them, on Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7/8.1 64-bit, Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and they all seem to work pretty well. Actually, the Windows version of the clearlooks engine seems to have some minor redrawing issues here & there, but they're rarely noticeable... nothing too disturbing really.

PS. AFAIK, GTK+3 has ditched the clearlooks engine, so when Gimp goes GTK+3 then your themes (and my modification of them) won't work. But we'll have to port them anyway, because besides ditching the clearlooks engine, GTK+3 uses the css syntax for theming (as we've already discussed privately). Recently I spotted Clearlooks-Phoenix (… ) and if I get this right, it is an effort of porting the Clearlooks engine to GTK+3... but I haven't dug into it (not yet anyway).
migf1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  New member
Nope, I've successfully tested in on WinXP 32-bit, Win7 64-bit & Win8.1 64-bit
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