[Tango-artists] Icon ideas for gnome-color-manager

Niklas Park niklas.park at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 02:52:28 PDT 2009

Great sketches Martin and a much needed project Richard.
Regarding the sketches: They seem to convey the function, but I think they
propably need to be modified to some extent in order to work in smaller
What is the visually most simple and least ambiguous way to communicate
colour management?

2009/10/28 Martin Lettner <m.lettner at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I've started a little project called gnome-color-manager. It's
>> designed to be a central place to install ICC profiles, assign ICC
>> profiles to devices, and manage all colour workflow in the GNOME
>> desktop environment. It'll also allow you to calibrate using a one
>> button click mechanism sometime in the distant future.
>> Anyway, I'm in need of a GPLv2 licensed project icon. At the moment
>> I'm using video-display[1], which kinda sucks in lots of ways. Ideally
>> it would be a very colourful icon with some notion of colorspaces,
>> brightness, contrast and that sort of thing. I'm also keen on not
>> having just a monitor with some detail, as gnome-color-manager has to
>> calibrate input devices like scanners and output devices like printers
>> to be even slightly useful.
>> Anyway, ideas and suggestions for icons please. I'll need 16x16,
>> 22x22, 32x32, 48x48 and scalable versions. A preview version of
>> gnome-color-manager will be licensed under GPLv2 and will be released
>> in a couple of weeks time.
>> Thanks,
>> Richard.
>> [1]
>> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3b/Video-display.svg/48px-Video-display.svg.png
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> Made a quick sketch with inkscape. I think about something like a pantone
> color swatch, or use the typical color gamut thing. Just to share my
> ideas...
> Martin
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