[ubuntu-art] Early Breathe Submissions Mimetypes

Cory K. coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 30 14:17:59 BST 2008

Danny King wrote:
> Here is my suggestion for the generic paper icon
> Some notes first:
> * I have only done the 256px size so far. Smaller sizes would have
> /much/ less detail (the left side would be simplified if included at
> all, the shadows would be darkened perhaps)
> * I have included a textured and a non-textured version. The texture
> was from Inkscape's built in patterns and is a bitmap so not
> desirable. I tried to trace another texture bitmap but it got far too
> complex and Inkscape crashed.
> * I'm not 100% sure about my shadows.
> * I won't attach the SVG yet as I've only done the 256px size and I've
> messed around with the layers - I need clean it up.
> * I welcome critiques and won't be offended if you don't think it fits
> in with Breathe!
> http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2900480718_9c2f07dbb8_o_d.png
> I've also put it on the Discussion page of the Wiki.

I think this will need a good shadow to make sure this stands off of
light backgrounds. That might also impact the shadows on the rest of the

And this would be best for files that represent paper. I don't feel it
would work for say, multimedia filetypes. So we will also need a basic
generic icon.

How about this idea? For image files, a landscape piece of paper with a
torn edge across the top? But like it was torn out of a drawing book.
Just an idea.

Basically, I'm for different base mimes depending on the use.

-Cory K.

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