[ubuntu-art] new wallpaper

Michiel Sikma michiel at thingmajig.org
Mon Jul 3 21:35:50 BST 2006

On Jul 3, 2006, at 7:30 PM, Chuck Huber wrote:

> The /usr/share/backgrounds directory currently takes up 4.9 MB and  
> there
> are 5 "extra" wallpapers in there called space-01 through  
> space-05.jpg.
> Though small they scale well and take up very little space on the CD.
> I'm sure we'll do more optimization in Edgy but since we are in the
> exploration phase I thought I'd point out that Michiel's beautiful
> design(above) stretches well and takes up 1/10 the space of the  
> current
> default paper.
> If Edgy were to ship with optimized designs such this and the
> space0x.jpg images, users theoretically could have 25 wallpapers to
> choose from and we would still be able to give 2.5 MB back to the
> developers!  This is obviously a best case scenario but I think you  
> get
> the idea...
> Chuck

Oh, it does scale well? That's nice. I didn't even upload it at that  
size with that in mind, since the original is a whopping 2197x1374 px  
(16:10). It's indeed kind of nice if we could keep wallpapers small  
like that. These abstract-type wallpapers can usually easily be  
upscaled, but that won't be the case if we use those Fyre textures.

I do plan on making a bunch of these, and I assume that others will,  
too, so we can always have one high-resolution default wallpaper and  
some smaller ones besides that, if it really takes up that little  
space. That is kind of nice.

Michiel Sikma
michiel at thingmajig.org

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