[ubuntu-art] new wallpaper

Viper550 gthompson at cogeco.ca
Mon Jul 3 22:57:43 BST 2006

Michiel Sikma wrote:
> 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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Better idea...I have 3 letters: SVG


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