[Shotwell] call for sidebar icons
marcelcoding at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 30 14:08:10 PDT 2010
in the same vein as Svetoslaw: I am not a designer, some thoughts anyway:
> - What icon should we use for the Last Import item?
I also do like the film roll (e.g. F-Spot calls imports "import
rolls"), there's one in the Tango icon set (emblem-photos).
Thinking more abstract, the "document-open-recent" action would also
fit for the purpose -- there's an icon for that in most themes.
> - What icon (if any) should we use for each individual event in the sidebar?
Generally speaking, I wouldn't overdo it and keep shotwell's interface
simple and slim. Therefore I'd vote against small versions of the key
pictures as F-Spot is doing it. No icon would be fine, if any icon
then one that conveys some information (the icon in the screenshots is
rather bland). My suggestion (but something that probably wouldn't
land in time for 0.7): Show a simple measure of how many pictures
belong to the event, e.g. a simple photo icon for < 10 pictures, two
stacked photos for < 100 and three stacked photos for more than that.
> - What icon should we use for the Tags folder? And for each individual tag?
A generic tag icon is the most clear I think, e.g. take the one F-Spot uses.
> - What icons should we use for the Cameras folder and for each individual
> camera (not shown in the screenshots above)?
For the camera folder I'd suggest the obvious, the camera-photo icon
provided by most themes. The case of several attached cameras is
rather rare, isn't it?
Again, generally speaking: I think tags for the main categories are
enough and are useful as a visual separator, for the individual
events/tags/ etc. they are only useful if they convey any information.
Looking forward to 0.7! Best
PS: Do you have any clue why the folder-open icon in the humanity
theme is gray...?
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