Custom Faenza icons for applications

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 On the preview from top-left to bottom-right : Gimp-painter ( image editing ) , Mypaint ( digital painting ) , Alchemy ( digital painting ), Kdenlive ( video editing ) , Krita ( image editing ), Kapow ( time management for freelancer ) , Hugin ( panorama tool ) 

Faenza is a brillant icon set created by Matthieu James under the GPL license. Very popular, it's installed by default on many recent Linux distribution. I also choosed it as my default set of icons. The number of icons for various applications are great , but it missed few icons to make the set complete. Thanks to the GPL license, time to a 'saturday fix this' using the wonderfull vector editing program Inkscape and share it on my blog for download if you need fancy icons for our favorite applications.

Download

faenza-new-icons.zip The above archive contain the GPL as well as a file to credit authors. I hope some of them will help the Faenza project.

Links

- Faenza instalation on Techdrivein : Follow this link
- Matthieu James Faenza devaint art page : Follow this link

13 comments

  deburger - Reply

nice icons =)

i'v published some too... month ago...
http://4cg.ru/kachabeljnoe/ikonki/faenz … _teme.html

  REVOY David OP , - Reply

Hi Deburger,

Good job on your icon and cool to see I'm not alone to have the idea to fix it (^ u ^) ( even if I'm late to do it ).

  iKlsR - Reply

great job on the icons Dave. loving the Alchemy and Krita one!

  jalberto - Reply

Great icons!
I already have the Faenza icons installed, how do I add this ones?

  REVOY David OP , - Reply

@iKlsR : Thanks !

@Jalberto : For the moment, I don't know. I added them to my gnome menu by editing each launcher manually. ( Edit Menu, then edit entries , and thumbnails ). I will try to know more about how to name them and were to copy paste them to have an automagical install. Surely possible with a *.sh script doing something like "sudo cp /usr/share/icons/Faenza...etc.... ..." :)

  jalberto - Reply

@David Revoy: Ok, thank you ;)

  Indra - Reply

Its nice blog

  REVOY David OP , - Reply

Thanks Indra ;)

  Waldir - Reply

I'd like to create Faenza-styled icons for RStudio (http://www.rstudio.org/) and Texmaker (http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/), two applications I use quite a lot. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with Inkscape to be able to do such a nice work as what you've done. Is there some sort of walkthrough I could find? Thanks!

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@Waldir : Hi Waldir, I think one of the easier way is to modify existing icon with basic inkscape knowledge : you can find all of them on /usr/share/icons/faenza/ then use your search feature on your desktop to filter only *.svg files. I'm sure you can make them by copy pasting and scaling existing element, or changing colors. Good luck !

  Keegan - Reply

Awesome, Gimp and Kdenlive, just what I needed. I don't like the Gimp faenza default, no Wilbur.

  getthat - Reply

Easy way to install this icons (gimp example):

#!/bin/bash
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 16x16 gimp16.png
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 22x22 gimp22.png
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 24x24 gimp24.png
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 32x32 gimp32.png
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 48x48 gimp48.png
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 64x64 gimp64.png
convert ico-soft-gimp.png -resize 96x96 gimp96.png
mv gimp16.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/16/gimp.png
mv gimp22.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/22/gimp.png
mv gimp24.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/24//gimp.png
mv gimp32.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/32/gimp.png
mv gimp48.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48/gimp.png
mv gimp64.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/64/gimp.png
mv gimp96.png /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/96/gimp.png
cp svg/ico-gimp.svg /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/scalable/gimp.svg

ImageMagick installation required

  David REVOY OP , - Reply

@getthat : Hey, thanks for sharing the fast installation method :-)

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