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How to change icon theme 2.10 - karacandraw - 07-10-2018

Hello, I'm a newbie with GIMP and I'm trying to set it up so that it looks more like Photoshop.

I downloaded the 2.8 photoshop tweak by Doctormo on DeviantArt and was able to make some changes so that it loads correctly on 2.10

But with the new icon theme folder on 2.10, there's obviously an incompatibility issue. The photoshop theme is loading, but not the icons.

I moved the icons to C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\icons but they are not loading, I'm assuming because they are PNG files and not SVG.

Knowing I have the PNG icons is there a way for me to implement them in the theme?


RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - Kevin - 07-10-2018

If you've really just dropped the PNGs into C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\icons then it's never going to work.

The files need to be a a folder that you then select in Edit >> Preferences >> Icon Theme

You may find it helpful to download the "Legacy - Full" icon theme from this thread:

Then you will be able to see the directory structure needed, where all the different sized PNG files go and what their names need to be.

RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - mholder - 07-11-2018

Is there any better explanation of how to change/edit the icons? I have wanted to do this for years, but have no idea.

RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - Kevin - 07-11-2018

How much explanation do you want? I could probably write something that would get you started.

RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - mholder - 07-11-2018

I would like to replace any of the normal icons with any I may have.

I looked at your file, downloaded it, and I directed Gimp to where it is in the folders:
I restarted Gimp, but it never shows up as an  icon theme:

I imagine if I could get it to show up, then I could edit the individual icons in the folders.

RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - Kevin - 07-12-2018

I assume that you haven't put the downloaded theme folder into your home-icons directory because you're using an AppImage ?

I suggest you create a Gimp icons directory in your Documents directory and put the Legacy - Full directory in that.

So you'd set the icon theme folder to
/home/sam/Documents/Gimp icons

You may also need to copy the hicolor directory from /tmp/.mount_tzCCod/usr/share/Gimp/2.0/icons into your Gimp icons directory.

Then yes, you can just edit the individual .pngs

You could also copy one of the standard GIMP icon themes (Color, Symbolic, Symbolic-Inverted) and edit the .svgs to get scalable icons.

RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - rich2005 - 07-12-2018

Even an appimage uses a Gimp profile, which has an icon folder.

The appimage from uses ~/.config/GIMP-AppImage/2.10/

You do need that hicolor folder. Looks like this:

[Image: gPurzT4.jpg]

The only alteration is due to an aversion of spaces in filenames Wink

RE: How to change icon theme 2.10 - mholder - 07-12-2018

Ok I think I have this working . . . I think the tool icons are only in the 22x22 tools folder