July 31, 2008
From my last blog entry, some people inquired about using the amarok image as a splash screen. Not necessarily what I intended, but a cool idea nonetheless. It wasn’t ideal since it had a tiny, tiny KDE logo and “Be Free” text. So I went back and tweaked that image as well as some others.
If you’re asking, “Wade, that’s all well and good, but how the hell does this merit a blog entry? Why don’t you just post to kde-look.org, shut up, and call it a day?” Great question. I have no idea why. Probably because I wanted to finish one of my twenty half-written blogs today, but got to daydreaming on this and guilted myself into calling it a blog entry. You satisfied?
Here’s the slightly tweaked version that’s a bit more appropriate for a splash screen (one that is a good choice for a release candidate that refers to the anticipation of the final release):
The blue seems to contrast well with the washed out earth tones. But if you want more vibrancy, here’s an image that I was originally saving to tie into a series about Phonon. I may have to repurpose it:
Maybe it refers to the devs’ sleepless nights and coding marathons. Too busy? Not enough color saturation? Here’s another originally intended for Phonon. Maybe it’s a double entendre about the final release:
And finally, if you don’t upgrade to 2.0 and choose to stay with the 1.4 series, you can use this one:
Larger versions on my Picasa web album as usual. Ending transmission.