Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#9812 new enhancement

Pick backround color to match image

Reported by: jscipione Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: R1
Component: Preferences/Backgrounds Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

It would be a nifty option for the system to be able to pick your background color for you based on the background image kind of like how iTunes 11 does for album art. Someone even wrote an (open source) algorithm to do it here: http://www.panic.com/blog/2012/12/itunes-11-and-colors/.

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comment:1 by leavengood, 6 years ago

That's a neat idea. The basic version would be even simpler than the iTunes algorithm, since we would not need to worry about text colors. That would really just involve finding the most common color in the image.

Though it might be neat if we could choose and set the text colors for icons on the desktop in a similar way so they stand out. The main color could be the primary color in the linked post and the outline could be in the secondary color.

It is all just a matter of cloning those algorithms in C++, putting it in a class, and then using it from Backgrounds.

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