Official 0.3.0 Wallpaper Vote

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Which wallpaper would you like to be included in 0.3.0 ?

Poll ended at Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:21 pm

1. Lake
2. Blue Sky
3. Port
4. Flowers
5. Drops
6. Storm
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Post by Pete »

I havent voted for any wallpaper listed here. They all do look unprofessional and uncomfortable. They all are far far far away to look something really professional like the XP Standard Wallpaper. However Storm is quite OK but still to unprofessional looking. If you really want a photo *nature* wallpaper.
Then i would say that this one is much better than any listed above

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Post by Ged »

I agree, this is much better than the listed ones.

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Post by EmuandCo »

Yes, nice, too...

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Post by keytotime »

Yes that is really nice.

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Post by Phalanx »

Pete wrote:Then i would say that this one is much better than any listed above

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Post by florian »

Do we really need an official Wallpaper in times of everyone owning a digital camera? But maybe this is just because I also don`t use wallpapers.

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Post by Apal »

Well after the voting is done, the selected wallpaper will be moved to svn and become the default when ROS starts?

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Post by Alkali »

I vote for Pete's wallpaper

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Post by mvent2 »

Alkali wrote:I vote for Pete's wallpaper
Me too.

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Post by forart »

Sincerly, i don't like nature images on my desktop.
I prefer artistic ones.

It would be great to ask to some "pro" designers (such as Ryan Bliss, Maik Prinz, Lennart Töråsen ...) to build some ROS-specific walls :shock:

Anyway check out (and update) Wallpapers on the wiki, thanks !
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Post by Floyd »

i would like flowers or drops. why can't we have all of them in .png format included on the ISO? (as long as they aren't too big, some programs can really overbloat PNGs)
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Post by counting_pine »

You should be able to cut out all the bloat by recompressing PNGs with OptiPNG and PNGOUT (they work most effectively in that order). Both tools are PNG optimisers, which are designed to reduce the size of PNG files, without losing image data.

That said, there isn't really any point in converting JPEGs to PNGs, because it will almost certainly just increase their file size. You can usually save a bit on JPEG file sizes by losslessly converting them to progressive images, which you can do with jpegtran -progressive.

Would it be hard to add JPG or PNG support for the desktop backgrounds? It would save space on the CD if you didn't have to include huge, uncompressed BMPs.

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Post by Coviti »


It has been said in the IRC channel that implementing JPEG or PNG support would not be difficult. However, it's a low priority task. If you know how to write some C, now would be the time. ;)

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Post by Harteex »

temarez wrote:
ThePhysicist wrote:I really like storm, but I voted for Lake, because the colors fit better for ROS I think and storm is from kde-look, so it's kinda "stolen" ;-)
Does anyone have dirct link to full-sized Lake?
This one has a little higher resolution:

If you want, I can post one with higher resolution than the one above when I get home in a few days.

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Post by terrance »

I know I'm a bit late but what about this shot of mine:

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It is a mixture between some the to favourites. (kinda)

It is without any processing, so it is way too dark etc...

The original has a resolution of 2500x.... pixels.

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