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#1 2020-10-06 09:26:57

xyproto
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Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Dear Arch Linux users, developers, trusted users, bug wranglers, forum fellows, makers of artwork and other contributors,

The archlinux-wallpaper package we have in [community] is old and crusty. The resolutions are low and the style is not up to date.

Since Arch has never been afraid to move forward, the plan is to replace all those images with new and fresh artwork.

Please submit your very best Arch Linux related wallpaper here, with a resolution of 5120x2880. You can also include other resolutions if you like, but the plan is to keep the package size relatively low (maximum 20MB for a collection of several resolutions of a single wallpaper).

The license should be CC0, or something that makes it similarly easy to distribute the wallpaper.

Bonus points if the 5120x2880 version of the image is under 1 MB!

According to the wiki, the core principles of Arch Linux are: simplicity, modernity, pragmatism, user centrality and versatility. It would be nice if the wallpapers would reflect this somehow.

Bonus points for creating it with Blender, Gimp, Krita, Inkscape or another application that is available as an Arch Linux package.

The graphical style should be as modern and/or timeless as possible, so that we can use it for many years ahead. Think 2020 and beyond. I searched the web for "graphic design trends 2020", but did not feel any wiser.

I'll hand pick 10 of the contributions in a horribly unfair, subjective and biased way, then replace the contents of the archlinux-wallpaper package and push that to [community].

If there are big flaws in my thinking or process here, please let me know!

I'm looking forward to seeing the contributions.

The contest will run for up to 10 years (until 2030-10-06), if need be, but I expect there to be enough contributed wallpapers by then.

Warmest regards, and best of luck!

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#2 2020-10-08 17:13:55

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here are four wallpapers at a resolution of 5120x2880. Each one is less than 600k. They were created in Gimp and Blender and are released under the CC0 license. I tried to create something "geometric, with thin lines", together with the Arch logo. All of the images are 1-bit b/w or 2-bit indexed PNG images.

thumb-feather.png thumb-geology.png
thumb-wire2.png thumb-waves.png

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#3 2020-10-08 19:57:01

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here's a 5120x2880 wallpaper by astize that is licensed under a CC0 license. I reduced the image from 129k to 28k by converting it to an indexed PNG with an optimized palette in Gimp. I think it's a nice one, and the author hopefully does not object to it being resubmitted here. smile

thumb-astize_cc0_split1.png

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#4 2020-10-09 13:33:59

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here's another 5120x2880 wallpaper with a CC0 license:

thumb-arch_nz.png

It's based on this CC0 photo, but with the arch "A" overlaid, and with a reduced set of colors. It's just 424k.

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#5 2020-10-12 10:24:15

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here's another 5120x2880 wallpaper with a CC0 license:

thumb-archbtw.png

I made it in Inkscape. It's inspired by this post. It's just 376k.

If you don't want any of these to become part of the Arch Linux wallpaper package, it's time to post a submission. smile

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#6 2020-10-12 10:56:40

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

This is a modified version of a 5120x2880 CC0 wallpaper created by astize. It has been slightly modified and reduced to 993k.

thumb-archtv.png

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#7 2020-10-12 12:22:40

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here are 7 landscape photos that are all cropped to 5120x2880. They are released under this license (can redistribute without attribution, modify and use for both commercial and noncommercial uses). Here, I included $username_$platform of the authors in the filename, but it's not required by the license.

thumb-fjord_markus_christ_pixabay.jpg thumb-landscape_monicore_instagram.jpg
thumb-mountain_esborn_pixabay.jpg thumb-mountain_iniesta44_instagram.jpg
thumb-snow_vegard_ottervig_pixabay.jpg thumb-sunset_martinkra_instagram.jpg
thumb-svalbard_hal_tearse_pixabay.jpg

The images are a total of 27M.

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#8 2020-10-12 12:54:43

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

And here's just a simple Arch Linux logo on top of a dark gray background. 30k. CC0. 5120x2880.

thumb-simple.png

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#9 2020-10-12 13:22:21

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here are a few inspired by the forum header. License is CC0. All created with Inkscape and optimized with pngquant+optipng.
archlinuxgradientfs84pk8u.png archlinuxgradient2fs8xsjsr.png archlinuxflatfs8fykgk.png

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#10 2020-10-12 15:35:26

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Thanks, progandy. I like the 55k one. smile

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#11 2020-10-12 18:35:38

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

I have a few that I've made in the past, but they aren't 5120x2880. The first two are 4k (3840x2160), the last one is 1080p, all made in gimp. They're a bit large in size, though, so some jpeg compression may be useful instead of png. If desired, I can make a few more at the requested resolution.

I've released these as CC-BY-SA 4.0, but if alternate licensing is preferred, I'd be amenable to a different license for inclusion in a package.
Arch-Dark-Background_4k_wTM-preview.png 4k-Planet-Arch-preview.png arch_color-preview.png

XCF for the last two are available on my site as well https://pub.tyzoid.com/wallpapers/Archl … 204.0/XCF/


Wallpaper! 4k Arch Logo

I run a mirror: arlm.tyzoid.com

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#12 2020-10-12 19:36:45

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Hi,
I made a couple of sweet-KDE inspired arch wallpapers:
0PuSwi8m.png
PwVfvIkm.png
XCx0bJSm.jpg
Vm83FeCm.png
EcwKePam.jpg
inWXyXzm.jpg
8GFYbPFm.png

You can also download them from:
https://imgur.com/gallery/V0Bs1xb
or
https://wallpapercave.com/u/barondigit
Whatever you prefer.

Hope you enjoy it.

Cheers
baron-digit

EDIT:
1. Changed to thumbnails, sorry for the inconvenience!
2. In regard to the license: I created the pictures on my own, inspired by the sweet KDE theme, therefore it's free to use for non-commercial use. (not sure if the answer is sufficient ?)

EDIT No. 2:
Due to the fact I have absolutely no clue about licensing -> I would suggest approving to "CC0 License" (public available and free to use) is sufficient? Do I have to perform further actions or do I just have to commit that I'm fine with that? (That's what I just did),

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#13 2020-10-12 20:03:16

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

baron-digit, I liked several of those, but which license are they released under?

(To make this thread lighter to browse, please consider using a 250x250 thumbnails, in a similar fashion to this: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=61754).

EDIT: If you could please pick a license, it would be easier, because they also clarify if modifications are allowed and if attribution is required. Without a license, I believe they are copyrighted by default, and not possible to distribute without making Arch Linux a pirrrate distro (Yarr!).

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#14 2020-10-12 20:11:02

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here's a wild one. It's based on a photograph of a Monstera released under this license (can redistribute without attribution, modify and use for both commercial and noncommercial uses), then heavily modified in The Gimp.

5120x2880, 395k.

thumb-wildarch2.png

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#15 2020-10-12 20:29:19

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

My friend svimanet made some graphics for the Arch Conference smile I asked him if he'd like it submitted (he did) and agreed to the CC0 license.

Uploaded to:
https://pkgbuild.com/~foxboron/ArchlinuxGraphics/

The .psd files can be edited using https://www.photopea.com/

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#16 2020-10-12 20:49:29

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

This was a great introduction to the Arch Forums! Here's a simple background I made a while ago, It converted near flawlessly to the desired res of 5120x2880. Size is 727.7kB.
Made completely in GIMP smile. CC0.
*Changed image to thumbnail, sorry about that!*

Arch Star

The image can be found at full resolution and downloaded here:
https://can221-paros.github.io/images/ArchStar_ABBS.jpg

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#17 2020-10-12 20:53:03

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

I use this one (stolen from the internet)

https://lychee.dulovic.tech/view.php?p=16025357597189

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#18 2020-10-12 20:54:16

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

I made some artwork for the Arch Conference. You might have seen an animation of it during the breaks.
4K Artwork, depicting a neon sign showing the Arch logo in a rainy street at dusk

I used some images that require attribution, so here are the files I used:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ … oramio.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ … %BA%AB.jpg
https://cc0textures.com/view?id=PaintedPlaster016
https://cc0textures.com/view?id=PavingStones036
https://cc0textures.com/view?id=Asphalt011
https://cc0textures.com/view?id=Backdrop001

Link to the .blend
Link to the animation

These files will not stay up forever (because 0x0.st limitations), but the files will be published properly at some point because they have been used in the conference, so Dear people from the future, keep an eye out for an official post.

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#19 2020-10-12 22:06:54

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

tPciUFq.jpg
Alex Shutin
upsplash license

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#20 2020-10-12 22:52:48

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Mine

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#21 2020-10-13 04:41:30

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Here's one I did a while ago - re-made and re-rendered.

Arch

https://i.imgur.com/FqNPMXD.jpg

License - do whatever you want with it. CC if you have to label it, but honestly, free and unrestricted.

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#22 2020-10-13 05:56:16

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Hey folks, let's keep the images to thumbnail please! https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Co … s_and_code

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#23 2020-10-13 06:13:01

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

EDIT: Please use the wallpapers from my next post instead

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#24 2020-10-13 07:50:13

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

A simple Arch Linux wallpaper I made a while ago in Inkscape:

Arch Linux Yellow Dark Wallpaper

And a light variant:

Arch Linux Yellow Light Wallpaper

Each folder includes the Inkscape SVG I used to make the image, and some pre-rendered png size variants as well.  The png files are decently small (295 KB for 7680×4320), and if you wanted to include the SVG in the package, that would cover any screen size and be even smaller (a little under 10 KB).  I've set the license in the Inkscape file to be CC0; if you need me to do anything else to indicate the license of the wallpapers, let me know.  Also, since it's an SVG, the colors could be easily changed if desired.

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#25 2020-10-13 15:57:09

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Re: Official Arch Linux Wallpapers

Thanks for the new contributions! I can tell there's a lot of effort behind them and I really enjoyed looking through all of them.

Including wallpapers that are "stolen from the internet" (as one poster put it) would turn Arch into a pirate distribution. As tempting as that is, maties, it would be a highly controversial move, with mixed receptions.

Please remember to either mention the license you release it under or point to a license text, for those that are missing one.

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