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


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


  deburger - Reply

nice icons =)

i'v published some too... month ago... … _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 ( and 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):

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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