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Space optimized gray icon theme for GIMP

By at 2012-06-25 23:51:46 UTC, last updated over 9 years ago. CC BY-NC License

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We’ve been informed by one of our users that there is a nice grayscale icon theme for GIMP 2.8 available.

At the Blog Linux for Designers by Eckhard M. Jäger there is a nice theme available that makes all of the GIMP icons gray unless one tool is activated (colored then). Besides that the font is also made smaller to give you more space you can use to pimp your photos.

  1. Download the Icon Theme
  2. Extract the file into your user space /.gimp-2.8/themes
    A folder will be created named ProGimp.
  3. Restart GIMP and go to Edit / Preferences / Theme and choose the “ProGIMP”. It should be activated instantly.
  4. It should then look like the theme you can see in the screenshot to the right

Great stuff!

Thanks, Bart, for the tip!


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gpzt member for over 9 years gpzt 13 comments rated this topic with 4/5
over 8 years ago

Hi! I have been using the "ProGimp" theme for some time now and wish the image area were a darker gray,the rest keeping the same design as E.M.Jäger' original which suits me perfectly. I am using Windows 8-64 bits and know nothing about theme designing...

over 9 years ago

Hi, can you help me how to do that the fuel is a toolbar on the sides?

ggpics member for over 10 years ggpics 3 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 9 years ago

Works fine, looks nice, great !!

josephbupe member for over 10 years josephbupe 20 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 9 years ago

Thank you Bernhard,

Cool theme and thanx for the new gimp_splash.

gpzt member for over 9 years gpzt 13 comments
over 9 years ago

For those Gimp Users on Windows who want to change Themes, there is an excellent tutorial on Youtube " Get 15 new themes for Gimp 2.8 on Windows" by billps 34. I installed it easily on Windows 7-64 bits, only to realize that The Gimp's Default theme isn't that "grey and sad" after all !
Just carefully follow the instructions and do not forget to quit Gimp before downloading and to restart it after installation. My thanks to "billps 34" !

over 9 years ago

Just tried this theme on the Windows version of GIMP.
It did not work directly, but I had to restart GIMP for it to see.
But then it looks really nice. So thanks for the tip.